About the job
Who We Are
We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.
To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together.
What You Will Be Doing
The Strategy function is part of ISG business unit, that combines Intelligence, Strategy and Growth functions. It supports Group management with defining Groups long-term vision and strategy, and acts as a custodian of strategic planning process. The Strategy team aims at being a driving force allowing the Group to achieve its ambition and to strengthen its competitive advantages in an ever-changing and challenging environment. It also serves as an internal consulting unit supporting business unit strategies and select strategic projects through leadership and advisory.
Reporting directly to the Head of Strategy, the Strategy Manager actively takes part in the Groups strategic planning and medium- to long-term development, working on the formulation and implementation of the major goals and initiatives taken by the Groups top management.
Participate in defining the Groups long-term strategy
Support the 3-year plan and drive its execution
Assess the Groups operational and strategic performance (financial and business analysis)
Support Group strategic initiatives and new ventures through analysis and advisory
Construct forecasts and analytical models whilst building business recommendations accordingly
Act as an internal consulting support for delivery of key strategic projects for different business units
Align processes, resources-planning and department goals with overall strategy
Supervise and ensure roll-out of plans across businesses
Follow progress on quarterly basis through regular meetings
Drive strategic thinking at Group level
Interact and work with C-Levels
Educate and accompany senior executives and commercial teams in making effective decisions
Liaise and collaborate closely with Intelligence team and internal stakeholders to leverage data and insights
What You’ll Need To Succeed
Experience working in one of the top strategy consulting firms (at least 4 years)
Graduate of a top-tier university (MBA or an equivalent masters degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or a related field)
Excellent analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills
Storylining and workstream structuring
Experience in strategic planning and measuring success
Knowledge of business operations and procedures
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
Creating presentations and data visualisations to present to decision makers
Understanding of market research and data analysis
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with diverse set of senior stakeholders
Prior experience in managing projects
Leadership skills and ability in coaching others
Personal interest in retail and/or luxury
Global experience is a must; experience in GCC is preferred, however not a requirement
What We Can Offer You
With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.
We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts