Director of Fashion Innovation

Website Chalhoub Group

Job Description:

As one of our Innovators, our Director of Fashion Innovation will be responsible for leading and generating powerful and differentiated fashion brand concepts based on deep consumer insight for our Fashion Innovation team. You will use your leadership and commercial expertise to discover, create and build consumer-centric brands, including managing the brand creation, commercialization, test market management and go-to-market launches.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create brand growth strategies by identifying opportunities to grow and expand product lines, geographies
  • Leading the Design team, ensuring to use consumer insights and feedback to proceed with concept development and leveraging internal and external resources to conduct this research in a time and cost-effective manner, converting the insights into actionable brand concepts
  • Develop and deliver a data-driven Owned-Brands Fashion strategy that drives long-term sustainable revenue and profit growth across multiple categories.
  • Develop an innovation pipeline strategy in line with the Group’s 3-year strategy
  • Manage assigned budgets and proactively identify risks and opportunities
  • Create Go to market strategies including but not limited to DTC, co-creation or distribution and identify the right talent to work with to develop the brands in an optimal way
  • Be a visionary leader who knows how to identify where to play, and can ignite brand concepts and ideas that are fresh, exciting and ahead of the curve, whilst basing the opportunities on emerging consumer trends with the relevant data (whilst collaborating closely with our Intelligence team to do so)
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the entire portfolio with innovation
  • Contribute to the annual planning process supporting overall Group strategic objectives
  • Lead cross-functional teams including Supply Chain, Operations, Ecom, Marketing, Product Development and
  • Commercial teams on launch plans and marketing strategies that match the brand DNA

Job Requirements:

  • An inquisitive, entrepreneurial, and creative mind
  • Superior ability to track and predict trends
  • Proven track record in establishing and growing successful and innovative fashion brands
  • Self-directed, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple accountabilities
  • Strong leadership skills to develop a high-performing team
  • Familiarity with the retail industry
  • Strong business knowledge and acumen
  • Experience from concept to launch bringing fashion brands to market

Job Details:

Company: Chalhoub Group

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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