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Director of Fashion Innovation

Company Name: Chalhoub Group
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2-5 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
What you’ll be doing  
In SGII, we are versatile and passionate innovators that build bold fashion brands to make their mark and drive positive growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

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.

Key Responsibilities:
Leading Fashion Innovation agenda for the Group:
Develop and deliver a data-driven Owned-Brands Fashion strategy that drives long-term sustainable revenue and profit growth across multiple categories.
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
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

Managing and building team:
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
Build a high-performing culture and bring the teams together to achieve common goal

What you will need to succeed:
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 accountability
Strong leadership skills to develop a high-performing team
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