Co-Founder - Modernest

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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. 

Co-Founder  - Modernest

Modernest, a start-up incubated by Chalhoub Greenhouse through the IBTIKAR Program, is on the look-out for an experienced Co-Founder who can scale the reach of modest fashion in the GCC and beyond, with a particular focus on KSA. 

You will be working with a small team of fashion enthusiasts and modest fashion experts as well as the support of a strong start-up ecosystem built-in through the program. You will also be co-leading this startup to success, bringing to the table your brand and business building experience, operational knowledge, strong negotiation skills, passion, and drive. 

What will be your scope of work?


  1. Marketing:
    • Lead the marketing strategy & roadmaps
    • Develop relevant marketing campaigns
    • Design and execute the best go-to-market strategy
    • Be hands-on with acquisition campaigns
  2. Business Development:
    • Onboard new suppliers/brands through favorable agreements
    • Analyse the relevant gaps in the market and address them with product improvements and/or new categories
    • Open new markets through supplier and brand relationships
  3. Operations:
    • Develop and oversee scalable operational processes for the eCommerce
    • Analyse and constantly improve the customer journey
  4. Internal fund raising:
    • Prepare and present impactful pitch presentations for fund raising
    • Manage cash flows and run rates



  • Brand building experience is a must for this role. 
  • Having a start-up, retail background 
  • KSA knowledge is a plus.

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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