Chief Operating Officer | Fashion Retail | UAE Full Time
Sharaf Retail

Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates | Bachelor's Degree | 15+ years | Full Time | Male or Female | Executive / Top Management | Retail / Wholesales

Job Summary

You will serve as an internal leader of the organization driving a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to motivating, retaining and attracting top quality talent. You will bridge national and international operations with your leadership presence.


You will set the strategic direction for the organization, develop strategic long and short term plans, and implement processes and approaches to achieve these.  


You will develop and implement the annual business plan in line with the short and long term strategy and develop the operating plan, operational requirements, organizational structure, staffing and budgets to achieve this.


The overall business strategy for the various brands in the portfolio needs to be developed with individual business plans for each of them. This will be supported with identifying growth opportunities and priorities, recommendation and implementation of geographic expansion plans for each of them.

You will continually appraise and evaluate the results of the overall operations regularly and systematically and take necessary remedial actions in case of deviation from set business objectives.

Job Requirements

You are educated upto a minimum graduate level, preferably in business management with 15 years of experience in the international fashion retail industry. Experience in the retail industry in Spain, Poland, Singapore or Malaysia is preferred.


You are a commercially astute entrepreneur with a strong business acumen. You have hands on operational experience in all areas of the retail life cycle and have handled board level discussions with utmost confidence.


You have strong analytical and forecasting skills with an indepth knowledge of the global retail market trends. You have demonstrated experience creating and executing successful business plans and pricing strategies.


You are a strong target driven leader with excellent communication skills and you base your decisions are based on in depth study and analysis.

You have flawless communication skills in English. Communication skills in other languages is a distinct advantage. You are globally mobile with no reservations on travel.

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