Moet-Hennessey Middle East Retail Manager in United Arab Emirates

Middle East Retail Manager

  • Company: Celine Europe

  • Location: United Arab Emirates

  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods

  • Contract type: Permanent Job

  • Function: Retail

  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years

  • Reference No.: CELI00913

  • Date of publication: 2017.07.09


Drive Middle East retail business by efficiently:

  • Build and motivate retail teams

  • Manage local HO team (Clienteling, Operations, Admin support)

  • Manage all operational aspects of a retail network (retail excellence, merchandising, process optimization, …)

  • Develop clienteling approach in and out of store

  • Identify and seize all opportunities for network expansion

  • Build a network of partners in local market and department stores.

  • Be fully accountable for the region P&L

Driving business performance

  • Build sales forecast and budget for Middle East retail stores

  • Monitor sales performance to propose commercial action plans to maximise sales and minimise costs

  • Monitor operational expenses with full P&L responsibility

  • Pilot Budget and 3-year plan exercises

  • Identify growth opportunities in local markets

  • Liaise with local shared service for HR and Finance issues

  • Participate in the open-to-buy process with Europe & Middle East Merchandising team

  • Develop open relationships and collaborate transversally with Paris HO teams


  • Follow up of daily store operations. Propose optimisation to improve service level and time spent with clients

  • Follow up on retail excellence programs

  • Liaise with internal & external partners to solve issues related to deliveries, stock, IT, maintenance, security

  • Ensure quality of internal control and inventory management (inventory, cash management, internal procedures)

  • Build strong and highly communicative relationships with department stores

  • Plan and execute store openings, expansion plans and relocations

    Team Management

  • Coach Store Managers to drive teams so as to achieve sales targets and growth

  • Conduct full appraisals with direct reports / clear objectives to the retail team

  • Participate in recruitment, store organisation, team development and general HR issues


  • Ensure strong client mindset within the team and obsession for client satisfaction

  • Develop deep understanding of client base and support SMs in local initiatives to grow / increase loyalty of local clients

  • Propose HO teams with action plans to develop local clientele

  • Develop personally community of influencers and brand ambassadors in key cities



  • Can do, proactive and positive attitude

  • Autonomous, pro-active, entrepreneurial, result driven

  • Ability to adapt to become a strong brand ambassador


  • Strong managerial skills (8 to 10 years of retail network management) and business sense.

  • Experience in a luxury retail environment

  • Excellent communications and team management skills

  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills

  • Fluent in English. Arabic is a plus

  • Knowledge of the region is a strong plus

Must have a strategic long-term vision of how to build and expand the brand while respecting and protecting its core values. Need to set right priorities to ensure timely execution of strategy.

Additional information

Location: DUBAI