Head of Buying & Merchandising - Mothercare - Kuwait
Job no: MRF4291
Kuwait Head Office
Mothercare has grown from its origins in 1960s Britain into a successful global multi-channel retailer operating in over 50 countries. In 1983 M.H. Alshaya launched its first franchise operation with the brand in Kuwait which was also mothercare's first international store.
Mothercare Alshaya is today a highly successful, ever growing and complex business, operating over 300 stores across the Middle East, North Africa, Russia & Central Europe, from large parenting centres to small hospital stores and an incorporating an integrated e-commerce solution. As a brand we pride ourselves on our customer service, making our stores parent and child-friendly environments, staffed by people who are passionate about our products and services and who can offer knowledgeable unbiased advice. This is especially important for new parents, unversed in the technicalities of products such as baby-feeding equipment, cotbeds, pushchairs and car seats.
This senior leadership role reports directly to the Business Manager of the particular brand and takes ownership of the entire merchandising and brand management function. You will be accountable for building the annual plan for brand positioning, developing relationships with your host brand and devising and re-forecasting sales plans for new stores.
This role provides an opportunity to make a tangible contribution to an international business. In addition to the commercial skills required is the ability to lead, coach and develop a merchandising function to ensure their professional growth in an expanding business.
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
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
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
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