Senior Marketing Executive - Versace

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Who we are 

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.  

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team.  From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations.  We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together.   

What you'll be doing 

At Chalhoub, we share leading brands with the world. As a Senior Marketing Executive you will be responsible for handling the 360 marketing activities for the luxury fashion brand Versace. Providing professional support in a wide range of marketing activities working closely with commercial and other teams. You will cover advertising and promotional activities, overseeing everything to do with the customer database, as well as optimising service and in store experience for our customers. You will also be responsible for interpreting, adapting and planning brand marketing plans, keeping in mind the brand standards and budgets.

You will have the opportunity to help build the brand in the region, create strategies and execute campaigns. We are looking for someone with 360 marketing experience including digital knowledge of the ME region. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for an exciting challenge, with the opportunity to make a real difference. 

Advertising and Promotional Activities:

  • Assist in building marketing plan / calendar for the different chains/brands/ markets in close co-operation with the Department Manager and the brand’s marketing departments 
  • Be involved in all aspects of marketing and media from planning, advertising, promotions, public, media relations, product development and research
  • Build, maintain and update good database (CRM) through consolidate information from shop floors
  • Carry out local market research, customer survey, assessing customer demands, brand positioning, monitor competitors’ activities, and evaluating market campaigns
  • Channel all suppliers and customers information (animation / training / launch plan) to stores/shop managers, area, and department and division manager
  • Communicate all required information about animation / visibility to the suppliers
  • Coordinate with advertising agencies and clients on media plans 

Customer Data Base:

  • Define the media and PR plan by briefing the advertising agency
  • Ensure preserving the image of the brand at the POS by respecting its merchandising guidelines 
  • Escalate complex problems to the relevant person to ensure case/issue is closed efficiently and in timely a manner
  • Follow all relevant Division policies, processes and standard operating procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner
  • Follow the day-to-day activities related to own job with minimal supervision to ensure continuity of work
  • Follow up closely on the plans’ implementation, schedule and activities in all concerned markets 
  • Handle the marketing plan forecast and the marketing plan orders 
  • Handle translation of all the documents
  • Inform purchasing supervisor about marketing activities to ensure the availability of the stock timeframe
  • Liaise with the different department (regional marketing team, Euro RSCG) to build the latter
  • Manage and coordinate with concerned parties for the production of marketing materials being from leaflets, visuals, podiums, flyers, and preparing necessary photo shoots to pro reading press releases
  • Manage the various marketing budgets to organize corporate above the line and below the line promotional / advertising activities and corporate items purchase

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Meet and discuss with local suppliers for all marketing bookings and animations
  • Monitor windows, podiums and any other promotional area ensuring promotional activities throughout the year, in coordination with the design department (3D)
  • Organise, attend events, and exhibitions
  • Participate in relevant projects and community activities as and when needed
  • Plan and follow-up on promotions in coordination with the different area managers and the training and promotion manager 
  • Prepare monthly management report comparing the budget verses the stock
  • Prepare monthly updated report of expenses
  • Present the various marketing plans to the stores/ shop managers and ensure its proper implementation
  • Secure sponsorship to assist with the publicity and funding of marketing projects
  • Send the catalogues, new price lists and miscellaneous information to the customers
  • Splitting the media investments by product line and by media support to respect the brand’s media strategy and the total budget initially set by the Area Manager/ Department Manager 

Suppliers/Customer Relationship:

  • Work in coordination with commercial team and list objectives for main customers

What you'll need to succeed 

  • Experience in brand building for luxury fashion brands across the Middle East regions specifically in KSA and UAE
  • 360 Marketing experience including digital knowledge 
  • Understand how to manage PR and digital agencies 
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, ability to liaise directly with headquarters in Milan
  • Well connected with VIP clients across the Middle East

What we can offer you 

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality.  We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.   

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.  To view all our perks and benefits, click here.

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