About M.H. Alshaya:
M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 80 of the world’s most recognized retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 3,500 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.
Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 50,000 people from over 120 nationalities.
The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.
M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
Learn more about the company at www.alshaya.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alshaya.
With consumer demand for international retail brands continuing to develop dramatically in the Middle East and throughout our global markets, Alshaya is implementing a rapid growth strategy aimed at doubling its turnover and retail coverage in the coming years. The President - Fashion will be responsible for managing a portfolio of international fashion brands across the Middle-East & North Africa, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia. The role will be based at Alshaya's headquarters in Kuwait and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
Fully responsible for a large portfolio of brands in Alshaya's fashion business, the President – Fashion will be a member of Alshaya's operating board and will be ultimately accountable for achieving the division's budgets.
*To spearhead the operations of the fashion business across multiple markets.
*To ensure that related objectives, programs and plans are fully aligned to the company's growth plans as per the Annual Operating Plan
*To ensure that all managed projects deliver results and achieve their budgets.
*To lead and develop a team of executives capable of producing the required outputs, delivering critical leadership.
*To set-up, maintain and enhance operational partnerships with franchise host brands located overseas.
*At least 20 years of leadership business positions in prominent multinational retail companies.
*Very strong operations, trading and merchandising experience
*Proven expertise in the fashion retail sector
*Track record of multi-function P&L accountability within complex/matrix corporate environments
*Demonstrated ability to positively influence a variety of business and support functions.
*Successful track record of significant and quantifiable growth and profit achievements.
*Experience of living abroad as an expatriate preferred but not essential.
Skills and Experience:
*Very hands-on, energetic and dynamic with strong attention to detail.
*Passion for customer service and retail
*Comfortable managing complexity
*A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork.
*An influential, inspirational proactive and trusted leader
*A confident communicator - very strong command of English (verbal and written)