Buying Director – Luxury Homeware Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Chalhoub Group

Title: Buying Director – Luxury Homeware

Company: Chalhoub Group

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Retail, Management

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together. What you will be doing Our Buying Manager is responsible for leading a team of buyers towards the achievement of commercial tagets.

Our Buying Manager will also set the buying strategy, OTBs and other KPIs for the team.

You will be:

Setting the buying strategy for the team along with objectives and KPIs Develop the buying team granting them full exposure to other areas of the business Champion the relationship building with Supply Chain, Marketing and VM functions Monitor buying cycles for all Brands and set the strategy for replenishment for the entire region Ensure that the potential of the stores, in terms of purchase, is well captured by defining store grading and assortment range by type of stores Ensure that the proposals of sell-out targets for in-season buying are set according to the best estimate on overall potential of categories by proposing sell-out targets per categories at the regional level Ensure that the right lines of products are selected during buying to ensure a high level of sell-out Set parameters of replenishment for basic references for the entire region (frequency, lead time, min-max, etc…) Ensure that the tools and KPIs are in place in all countries to implement replenishment Liaise with suppliers for discounts/ better terms when needed (or when supplier delays) Set the PLVs and budget Optimize turnover and profitability Handle category management for the Brand and assortment planning in stores Ensure that split by categories for a particular Brand is in line with the objectives set Monitor that breakdown by categories is consistent with objectives set Ensure that breakdown of purchase budget by category or SKUs in respect to objectives set Ensure that assortment planning of stores optimizes turnover and profitability Ensure that the Brand’s catalogue of references is available in store Ensure that assortment is optimized throughout the season (transfers, discounts Inspire the team and provide continuous guidance and mentorship in order to create a performance-driven culture Drive the process of effective manpower planning, recruitment, training and development and ensure high level of employee engagement and motivation in the workplace What you’ll need to succeed – Minimum 5 years experience in Buying within Luxury Homeware or Gifting, ideally in a multibrand capacity – Strong strategic and analytical skills

-Ability tobuild relationships with multiple stakeholders and brands – Experience in E-commerce What we can offer you With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, le…


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