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Vice President - H&M

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

As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.

Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation.  For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.

Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.

From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels.  A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.

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, the Alshaya Group is implementing a rapid growth strategy aimed at strongly expanding its turnover and retail coverage in the coming years.

The H&M Division includes a collection of globally successful brands including H&M, Cos, Monki & Other Stories along with significant online presence in MENA.

To learn more about the H&M Division at the Alshaya Group, kindly click here.

In order to achieve this ambitious objective, the company has made the decision to create a new executive position, based at the Alshaya Group headquarters in Kuwait and reporting to the President – H&M Division.

The Role:

Alshaya is the first franchise collaboration for H&M globally and currently operates over 150 H&M stores, 16 COS stores, 3 Monki Stores and 4 & Other Stories stores across 10 Markets in the MENA region with a very large turnover and diverse staff comprising over 50 nationalities. The Alshaya Group & H&M values form the foundation of an extremely fast paced business in a matrix organization, providing ‘fashion and quality at the best price’.

Responsible for the entire H&M Division, the Vice President – H&M will support the Alshaya plan to aggressively pursue the development of the MENA H&M portfolio of brands, over the next few years.

The Requirements:

*10 - 20 years gained in fast fashion retail, including a minimum of 10 years as a senior manager

*Evidence of successfully developing either a global large single brand or a portfolio of multiple brand

*Ideally the candidate will showcase a proven track record of multi-brand / multi P&L accountability across a large multi-country region     with a high-volume fast fashion retailer

*Strong fashion, operations, merchandising and marketing experience in stores and proven omni channel experience

*Successful track record of multi-site retail management experience with a proven track record of success

*Combination of "hands-on" operational knowledge with strong people development skills – leads by example

*Works to established KPI’s and holds teams accountable for delivery

*Effectively collaborates with senior leadership teams

 The Competencies:

*Strategic Thinking

Reacts to the changing face of retai

Displays entrepreneurial spirit

Acts decisively

Displays maturity and gravitas

Takes a helicopter view of the business – wide, yet knows the detail

*Execution

Leads by example and capable of ‘rolling up sleeves’

Presents robust plans to achieve Business goals

Continuous evaluation and adjustment based on changing conditions

Inspires a cross functional team

Builds strong teams through attracting talent and developing performance

*Leadership

Inspires through passion and a desire to rise to challenges

High levels of cultural awareness and understanding

Displays confidence and is able to lead high level discussions

Can demonstrate high levels of coaching and mentoring

Core set of personal values

*Engagement

Walks the talk

Comfortable at any level of communication – Senior executives to junior team members

Sees the business through the eyes of the customer

Confident presentation style

Inspires confidence through a good understanding of all aspects of the role

Advertised: Arab Standard Time
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