Job Opportunity in Dubai For Head of Retail E Commerce

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Right Calibre

Location: Dubai, UAE
Ref: RP409-08

Job description / Role

RIGHT CALIBRE is exclusively recruiting for an established Fashion retailer based in Dubai. The premium brand has an established retail space and is now committed to re-energizing its online proposition.

This role will be a pivotal role within the business, reporting directly into the Board of Directors, and with full responsibility for growing and shaping a fledgling e-commerce operation.

As this will be the first e-commerce specific hire within a new e-commerce department within the business, they are looking for someone with strong leadership skills and the ability to help take the business on a digital journey, but also someone capable of getting their hands dirty in the initial period to drive initial growth.

Principle Accountabilities
Full ownership of the E-Commerce function including strategy, P&L and day to day delivery of all activities
Able to guide the board and wider business on all things e-commerce
Deliver the e-commerce trading strategy including planning and forecasting for the e-commerce business.
Responsible for building the e-commerce team when the business plan requires so
Ownership of all digital marketing (SEO, PPC, Affiliate, Social, Email) and managing the relationship with wider marketing functions
Ownership of third party relationships (agencies, platforms etc…)
Development of the technology road map to support the business strategy
Interface into the buying & merchandising teams
Aligning the visual merchandising and trading strategies of the website to support the sales strategies of the product teams
Input into current third party digital trading partnerships and developments of new digital routes to market – i.e. marketplaces
Joint ownership of the multi-channel strategy with the Head of Retail
Agile management of the trading calendar in line with trading conditions
Weekly reporting on performance of the e-commerce business and recommended actions
Providing insight to the business to maximize commercial performance

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Proven e-commerce management experience, preferably in a senior leadership role
Experience within the fashion sector
High standard of numerical & analytical ability and commercially astute
Able to influence at a board level
Sound experience in building collaborative relationships
Excellent communication skills
Strong customer focus.
Candidates willing to relocate are welcome particularly from UK/US/Australia/SA or India. However, MUST have a strong background in E-Commerce and required experience in Retail sector.

About the Company

Right Calibre Executive Search is your partner in recruitment. We firmly believe that Human Resources is the most important and everlasting asset for any organization. We are a young, vibrant and fast growing company with a Head Quarter in UAE. With the number of years in recruitment we have developed a strong network of top professionals. We provide comprehensive search services for clients and candidates on a regional /local and International level for leading organizations across all industries. At Right Calibre Executive Search, we build partnerships with Clients and Candidates based on Trust, Passion, Innovation and Excellence. Our success is our people and our mission is delivering excellence to individuals, businesses and companies.

Right Calibre is an agency that understands that great employees are the key to business success. We pride ourselves on sourcing high calibre permanent staff in every industry and being the best recruitment agency in the area. Our dedicated consultants have a wealth of experience in recruitment for most industries and are able to source the right candidate for your business, from entry-level to upper management. Right Calibre Executive Search has fast become the agency of choice for employers and employees seeking only the best.