Alshaya is currently expanding its F&B operations in the Middle East and to realize this highly ambitious plan, the company is currently looking for a dynamic, commercially focused and profit driven Business Manager – Catering to join its Food division. The selected candidate's main mandate will be the expansion of the catering business throughout the Middle East.
*To be fully accountable for the P&L delivery and growth of the catering business;
*To lead the strategic development and business planning;
*To identify commercial opportunities to expand the catering business in the Middle East;
*To review performance of the key objectives and standards within the catering business;
*To manage delivery of optimum ongoing sales and cost performance;
*To be responsible for setting pricing strategy;
*To develop a robust sales and marketing strategy, including advanced online and social media solutions;
*To provide team development and leadership;
*To be responsible for team succession planning;
*To share best practices and ensure that they are rolled out in all key performance areas of operations.
*10-15 years of experience within the catering/event management/hotel/hospitality industry, 5 of which would have been within senior management positions;
*The ability to work across multi-country and multi-brand environments;
*"Hands-on" operational experience as well as strong strategic mindset.
Skills & Experience:
*Strong command of Arabic is highly desirable;
*Energetic and dynamic;
*Sound market and commercial awareness;
*An influential, proactive, motivational and engaging leader;
*A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork;
*An excellent negotiator and communicator;
*Comfortable managing complexity.
About M.H. Alshaya
M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 80 of the world’s most recognised 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.