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Division Manager - Business Development

We are Chalhoub Group, a leading family business in the world of beauty, fashion and gifts. We have blended our Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury to offer service excellence to all our partners and a unique experience to all our customers for over 6o years


As we continue to grow, it’s our vision to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.


Our passionate teams drive our vision forward, without them, we couldn’t create luxury experiences for our customers. Through opportunities, development and support, we empower each and every employee to achieve their career goals – and beyond. It’s an exciting journey we’re on, and one you could be part of.


What we are looking for:


As a Business Development Division Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the design and implementation of business strategies which reflects external market possibilities, leading all research activities to identify target markets for growth, within the region as well as maintaining a close relationship with senior decision makers within the region.


What you will do:


Development of New Business Ventures:

  • Establish and instill methodology on the approach of new business avenues, contacts and prospects
  • Review and challenge proposed products and services for new business possibilities
  • Lead the negotiations with suppliers on new product launching
  • Review current business practices and seek Division Manager buy-in
  • Ensure close coordination with corporate communication
  • Champion the collaboration with Finance team while developing new business ventures


Business Market Gap Analysis:

  • Support in minimizing incorrect business decisions by using gap analysis as a tool
  • Review and challenge the feasibility studies conducted by team
  • Ensure constant updates to Macro-economic reports on U.A.E. market data related to the Company’s sectors of activity


Analysis and Research:

  • Ensure business/project risks are mitigated through proper risk management techniques
  • Guide all research on channel development, product development and product distribution customer demand
  • Observe and understand the competitors market and suggest actions for future improvement


Team Management:

  • Assign individual objectives for employee performance management purposes, manage performance, empower staff, and provide formal and informal feedback in order to support professional development and maximize performance



What you need to succeed in this role:

  • Experience with partnering retailers and distributors regionally
  • Solid retail industry exposure and knowledge
  • Sound sales and business development skill set
  • Strategic vision
  • Creative and forward planning
  • Deep understanding of the retail market, research and market analyst
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Relentless negotiator and conscience of costs
  • Excellent leadership qualities
  • University Degree in Business Management
  • 10+ years of relevant experience


Ready to join our exciting transformation to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of our customers everywhere? Now’s your chance.


What we can offer you

We will help shape your journey with us through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility.


Amazing benefits

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, life insurance, child education contribution & exclusive employee discounts. If you are changing countries to join us, we will provide you with relocation allowance and help you settle into accommodation during the first few months.

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