Technology Officer

Website Chalhoub Careers

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.You will collaborate and work closely with Management, partners and business units to ensure initiatives are suitably prioritized, whilst leading on the successful execution.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop an innovation pipeline strategy in line with the Group’s 3-year strategy
  • 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
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the entire portfolio with innovation
  • Create brand growth strategies by identifying opportunities to grow and expand product lines, geographies
  • 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
  • Contribute to the annual planning process supporting overall Group strategic objectives
  • Manage assigned budgets and proactively identify risks and opportunities
  • Develop and deliver a data-driven Owned-Brands Fashion strategy that drives long-term sustainable revenue and profit growth across multiple categories.
  • Build and manage a fit for future structure
  • Lead and empower team members (own team and cross-functional teams assigned to specific projects)
  • Ensure growth and professional development of the team through practical upskilling and coaching
  • Support staff development and nurture talents
  • 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)
  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Superior ability to track and predict trends
  • Strong business knowledge and acumen
  • Familiarity with the retail industry
  • Excellent ability to collaborate with executive teams, and many internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to persuasively sell ideas
  • Data-driven mindset, with a natural curiosity for results
  • Experience from concept to launch bringing fashion brands to market
  • Proven track record in establishing and growing successful and innovative fashion brands
  • An inquisitive, entrepreneurial, and creative mind
  • Self-directed, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple accountabilities
  • Strong leadership skills to develop a high-performing team

Job Details:

Company: Chalhoub Careers

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, UAE

Application Deadline: N/A

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