Senior Category Manager (Food) - Starbucks - Kuwait

Kuwait City
06 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
M.H. Alshaya Co.
Job Level

We are looking for senior category manager level candidates with significant experience in product or brand management within FMCG or Retail to grow the sales and margin of Starbucks MENA's entire food category. This is a new role that will develop and lead strategic and operational plans across the region whilst ensuring host brand quality and standards are maintained.

In this exciting role you will be accountable for the whole food category including product, packaging, retail price, promotion, visual merchandising and store communications, and will additionally be responsible for the delivery of category sales and profit targets in MENA.

This opportunity calls for a resilient, passionate and energetic leader with excellent communication skills to drive business results.

If you have the proven experience and desire to make a difference then this role offers you the opportunity to drive the performance of one of the world's most famous brands across MENA for one the region's leading retail businesses. In return, Alshaya provide relocation assistance, an annual bonus scheme, employee discount across all brands and a competitive tax free salary.

About the Brand: From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brings a feeling of connection. Starbucks coffee houses have become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere because they know they can count on genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every time. It's not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. Starbucks is a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine - and we couldn't be happier about it. Get to know us and you'll see: we are so much more than what we brew. Starbucks prides itself on its people, or 'partners' as we call them. We strive to develop each partner to achieve their career goals, whether this is to become a district manager, Coffee Master or work within one of our Head Office functions.

About Us: M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world's most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria's Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 2,800 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.

Alshaya's stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 44,000 people from over 110 nationalities.