Head of Buying and Merchandising - KUWAIT

Kuwait Permanent AED600,000 - AED720,000 per year
  • Do you have a background in Buying & Merchandising within the Furniture segment?
  • Are you open to relocating to Kuwait?

About Our Client

A leading multi-category retailer in Kuwait currently operating multiple stores across the country with a strong presence in both the B2C and B2B markets. With a well-established brand and clear vision of growth for the future, the business is launching a state-of-the-art e-commerce platform and is looking to rapidly expand their local and regional reach.

Job Description

Reporting into the MD, this position will be responsible for the entire buying and merchandising strategy, planning and operations within the Buying & Merchandising remit. The role will manage the Buying/Merchandising/Planning Managers across all categories. They will be responsible for setting up range and sourcing strategies in line with brand identity, and growing product/store profitability across categories.

Managing a team of 5 direct reports (overall team size 40), this role will partner with the MD on revamping the current stores (formats and brands) and building a success story to set best practise guidelines across sourcing, styles, trends and pricing.

The Successful Applicant

Key requirements include:

  • Buying Director level currently (inclusive of Sourcing, Managing Suppliers, Multi Category responsibilities)
  • 15+ years of experience (5/6 years of furniture experience in last 10 years)
  • Experience in a large brand with a best practise background. 100m US$+ Ideally
  • Experience in Furniture/Homeware essential
  • Management of large teams (15+) - Managing senior managers is key "business leader"
  • Demonstrate experience & leadership in growing a business

What's on Offer

An exciting opportunity to develop, grow and manage all aspects of Buying, Merchandising & Planning, this role offers a competitive package and an unrivalled opportunity for exceptional career growth.

Contact
Sevda Savas
Quote job ref
JN-102021-3607289

Job summary

Sector
Retail
Subsector
Buying
Industry
Retail
Location
Kuwait
Contract type
Permanent
Consultant name
Sevda Savas
Job reference
JN-102021-3607289