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President - Fashion Division

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Kuwait
Categories: Executive Vacancies

M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 90 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 4,000 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 53,000 people from over 120 nationalities.

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.

The Opportunity:

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 Fashion division represents circa 25% of the total company income with 23+ brands, 1,000+ stores and 6,000+ employees across Middle-East & North Africa, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia. The Fashion portfolio includes major iconic global brands such as Debenhams, Mothercare, Next, Topshop, American Eagle, Footlocker, etc.

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The Role:

The President - Fashion will be fully responsible for the P&L of the Fashion division. S/he will lead a team of senior fashion executives who are currently managing a portfolio of international fashion brands. The incumbent will be a member of Alshaya's operating board and will be ultimately accountable for achieving the division's budget. The role will be based at Alshaya's headquarters in Kuwait and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

The Responsibilities:

*To lead the development of the entire Fashion division

*To ensure the divisions’ objectives, programs and plans are fully aligned to the company’s development strategy as per the Annual Operating Plan (AOP)

*To make sure all managed brands in those divisions deliver results and achieve their budgets

*To lead and develop a team of Vice Presidents and Business Directors capable of producing the required outputs, delivering critical leadership

*To set-up, maintain and enhance strategic partnerships with franchise host brands located overseas

 The Requirements:

*At least 20 years of leadership business positions in prominent multinational companies

*Proven track record of successful global achievements in the Fashion Retail/Wholesale and/or FMCG sector

*A track record of multi-function P&L accountability within complex/matrix corporate environments across multiple regions and markets

*Very strong strategic and operational capabilities

*Demonstrated ability to influence a variety of support functions

*Successful track record of significant and quantifiable growth and profit achievements

*Some experience living abroad as an expatriate would be preferred

The Skills:

*An influential, inspirational and trusted leader

*Very hands-on, energetic and dynamic with strong attention to detail

*Passion for customer service and consumer goods

*Comfortable managing complexity

*A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork

*A confident communicator and strong decision-making capability

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