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Senior Product Development Executive

Chalhoub is the leading luxury retailer in the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands, and 60 years of experience in the region, they are the premiere destination for luxury goods. To fuel the next stage of the organisation’s growth we are looking to build a world team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey.

 

Our Senior Product Development Executive is responsible for driving new concepts in development of start-up luxury beauty brands, handling the product development from concept to shelf.

 

Key Responsibilities:            

 

Catalogue Management:

  • Identify gaps in the market, conduct market research and propose concepts accordingly
  • Manage the product catalogue and new products, limited editions, GWP and other related POSM
  • Manage the product lifecycle (new, limited or end of life products in the stores and in warehouse)
  • Identify products with the strongest potential and performance, reports on contribution
  • Quarterly competitor reporting on product launches and trends
  • Propose the 3Y dev strategy

 

Development:

  • Propose the yearly product development plan
  • Manage product mix definition (Concept, COGS, RSP, Margin, Formula, Pack, lead-times based on calendar)
  • Manage the product development process with supplier in a timely manner (R&D, stability, compatibility, formula, shade, fragrance, packaging, artwork design)
  • Responsible for the compliance of final product according to validated specs
  • Quality control monitoring & product registration support to SC team
  • Budget / invoice tracking and compliance
  • Product info sheet development to support marketing / training
  • Build relationships with internal (marketing, supply chain, etc.) as well as external stakeholders (third party suppliers)

 

Supplier Management

  • Supplier selection and assessment (negotiate prices, quality, quantities, timelines and contractual conditions.)
  • Support SC team with forecasting and orders 

 

 

Your Profile:

  • Knowledge of methodologies, tools and techniques of product development; ability to design, build and manage the manufacture of new products
  • Knowledge of the methodology and associated phases, activities and deliverables of product development life cycle in manufacturing organizations; ability to bring new or enhanced products to the marketplace
  • Knowledge of product testing approaches, techniques and tools; ability to design, plan and execute testing strategies and tactics to ensure product quality at all stages of manufacturing
  • Experience in Regulatory Affairs Coordination
  • Able to deliver new product launch presentations and events
  • Experience in Project Management and Risk Management
  • 4+ years of experience in Product Development; ideally in high-end fragrances/make-up
  • University Degree in Supply Chain/ Chemical Engineering or any relevant field; PMP certification is a plus

 

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. By being part of our journey here at Chalhoub Group, you can make a real impact on customers and some of the finest brands in the world. In return, you’ll have everything you need to innovate your career.

 

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.

Our Group offers the opportunity to support careers that may span different teams, different job roles, different categories and even different countries.  We offer diverse career paths for those who show drive and passion as well as the desire to learn and grow.

 

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.


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