Buying/Commercial Director – Retail

Buying/Commercial Director – Retail

Ref: JO-2009-108241 | £8201.76 - £10662.29 per month + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia | Added:26/10/20

Quest Search & Selection are delighted to partner with this Saudi-based group of companies that are involved in Retail, Food & Beverage and Retal estate. This role is with the retail, entertainment sector & they have partnered this brand for over 10 years. They have expanded the business, stores and the number of new product lines during these times to become a more one-stop , destination shopping experience!

Your responsibilities of this Commercial Director position –

  • The core responsible of this role to lead this retail business with a turnover of around USD 50 – 60 million USD across the country.
  • Reporting into the CEO
  • Working on targets, strategy and plans for the Business Unit
  • You will be leading the Procurement and Buying function to make sure that the sourcing, supply chain and merchandising are meeting customer expectations and meeting commercial sales targets.
  • Driving the retail operations and sales teams for P&L and commerciality of the stores within B2C and the small B2B operations.
  • Working alongside the Operations Director to lead the strategy of the 8-10 stores in the KSA region.
  • Leading their marketing department across brand alignment, in store, advertising and digital marketing.
  • Leading a team of 15-20 direct reports with further reports underneath.

To be successful in this Commercial Director position –

  • Extensive experience at a Commercial/ Country or Business Unit Director looking after and leading a diverse team within Operations, Buying/Procurement and marketing.
  • KSA experience is highly desirable but not essential
  • Strong buying background and understanding on high level negotiations, new product development and minimising aging/old stock
  • That you have delivered the strategy for a division, country, or business unit.
  • You must have board level exposure and have experience of owning the delivery of the retail strategy.
  • You must have retail experience in the entertainment, fashion, department stores, health & beauty but all sectors will be considered.
  • Comfortable with monitoring allocated budget to ensure compliance and take corrective measures when necessary
  • Can get buy-in for the planned vision and strategy for the wider business
  • Have develop necessary measures towards continuous reduction of the operational cost and reviewing financial reports for accuracy and consistency
  • Strong people management skills and have led large teams through direct reports and succession planning.
  • Aptitude in strong decision-making and working with numbers

The benefits of this Vice President of this Commercial Director role-

  • Tax free salary
  • Bonus potential – x4 basic salary
  • Private healthcare,
  • Relocation Flights
  • schooling allowance for x3 children

If this profile reflects the level of your expertise and knowledge within a customer focused position, then please send your cv quoting the reference JO-2009-108241.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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