SAINT LAURENT General Manager Middle East (M/W)

Job title: SAINT LAURENT General Manager Middle East (M/W)


Job description: Summary

Job Description


Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter in a 1966 collection called ‘Rive Gauche’, synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape.

In 1999, the luxury goods division of the Kering Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and, under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello since April 2016, continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe.

Today, Saint Laurent collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.


Managing and also accompanying the growth of this region, you will be responsible for the P&L and the local teams.


Fully accountable for the turnover of the brand in the region, the development and execution of the retail strategy and business plan

Manage and coach a team of Store Directors (directly operated stores) and regional office functions (HR, Finance, Retail Operations, Field Training, Visual Merchandising, Buying, etc.)

Strengthen the local organization and provide the leadership needed to achieve financial and operational targets

Work closely with EMEA teams and worldwide corporate functions (HR, Buying, Client, Operations, Finance, Store Planning, Retail Excellence, Training, etc.) to implement brand strategy and lead business changes

Engage with Clients, involve them in the vision and implement Retail Excellence in order to build an impeccable Client Experience in store

Ensure a communication flow with HQ in order to provide feedback

Coach, motivate and manage the team, build strong customer orientation and a strong performance culture

Communicate clear short-term and mid-term goals to the team to align, inspire and drive them

Strengthen the organization by hiring talents and supporting the team

Analyze & optimize the Company retail footprint in the region by identifying opportunities and scouting for new key locations

Manage and implement new store openings

Develop and manage relationships with Landlords & partners


Experience in people leadership and driving changes in a large corporate environment and the ability to effectively lead, motivate, inspire and delegate

Experience in retail, managing a customer orientated retail organisation with P&L responsibilities

Knowledge of brand positioning

Entrepreneurial and structured

Good knowledge and understanding of the region/the market

Intensive travel in the region

Fluent in English, Arabic & French are a plus

Saint Laurent is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.

Job Type Regular

Start Date 2023-07-01

Schedule Full time


Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Sun, 02 Jul 2023 07:04:54 GMT

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