Job summary

Career Level:
Management (6+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
£ Competitive + Benefits

Head of Retail – Dubai, UAE

About this job

An exciting new opportunity has arisen with a Food and Beverage Retail group in Dubai to join as a Head of Retail and lead the growth of their F&B business in the coming years through both expansions of the current brands as well as through acquisition of new brands.

This position will be a very hands on role which will require you to be involved in all aspects of the retail operations as well as setting a structure for growth and subsequently hiring a management team in the future as the business grows.


Duties will include:

  • Assist the General Manager in formulating the three year strategic business plan.
  • Assist in identifying potential new locations and maintain up to date reports on the local retail real estate property.
  • Conduct on an ongoing basis and maintain up to date reports on the development of fashion and local competition.
  • In conjunction with the MIS department develop and implement a Client Profiling system and a Customer Loyalty Program / KPI management reports.
  • Prepare seasonal buying budgets.
  • Recruit and retain competent motivated sales team.
  • Merchandising and sales techniques training in line with principle requirements and market dynamics.
  • Create and utilize a performance measuring tool for overall staff performance.
  • Identify and nurture top performing staff in conjunction with the General Manager.
  • Manage the sale incentive program and evaluate shop managers’ performance quarterly.
  • Ensure that the overall brand image and store standard is in line with merchandising and operational guidelines provided by the principle.
  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective social media campaigns (Facebook, twitter, linked in etc.) with the objective to increase brand awareness, store traffic, transactional value and total sales.
  • Create standardized and simplified frequent management reports for information and analysis.
  • Maintain a consistent and up to date competition report.


Key Criteria:

Please only apply if you satisfy all of the below criteria:

  • You must have at least 10+ years’ experience within retail.
  • You must have experience in the food and beverage industry.
  • You must be currently working in the UAE / Middle East region as a Head of Retail or GM Retail or equivalent.
  • You need to be ready for a very hands on position and have the ability to put in structures and guide business growth.
  • Experience within the overseas markets such as the UK would be an advantage.

Job keywords/tags:  food , beverage , Expansion , Head , Brand , Dubai

About Us

Edge Resourcing was established in the United Arab Emirates in 2008. We have taken care in our growth and have kept our corporate values throughout. Edge Resourcing is led by a specialist team of Recruitment Consultants, each of whom have experience of working in and a sound knowledge of the local market place.

We have gradually expanded our horizons and now offer professional and tailored contingency and retained search services in the following specialist market sectors; Retail (Sales & Operations), Retail (Head Office), Education and Accountancy & Finance

Contact Information

Dubai, Head Office
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Dubai, UAE

London, International Sourcing Office
St. John's Street
London, United Kingdom