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Marketing Director - Cosmetics Group - Dubai

Client of Michael Page

Posted on October 12, 2018

2 - 3 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Diploma(Other). Any Nationality

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Job Description
Brand & Consumer Focus
• Put the consumer at the centre of all marketing initiatives
• Be instrumental in driving a better understanding of the consumer (e.g. use data to unlock insights) and their journey and convert these into actions to unlock growth opportunities
• Drive decision making through data around brand and consumer activation's
• Plan and ensure effective on- and offline execution of brand campaigns at a 360-degree level and in accordance with the brands guidelines ensuring maximum quality in brand exposure is achieved
• Keep providing feedback to global teams consistently on what is working well in the local market and what could be improved
• Work closely with the Retail & Commercial Director to plan executions which are effective and exceed the expectations of our Customers/Retail Partners
• Foster innovation and be 'disruptive' through bringing novelty in our approach to our brands, our customers and end consumers
• Drive the aim to position the Middle East among the most innovative and forward-thinking affiliates within the brand
Local strategy & budget
• Create a local marketing strategy relevant to the Middle East in line with the global brand guidelines
• Accountable for the regional A&P Budget ensuring we have investments in the right activities
Digital Marketing, Media and PR
• Ensure an integrated approach to the execution of digital initiatives across all touch points
• Monitor competitive data
• Drive an effective communications strategy (incl. PR, social/Influencers etc.)
Collaboration, Team & Stakeholder Management
• Lead the brands Marketing team
• Influence stakeholders across multiple levels of the organisation
• Maintain solid relationships with global brand teams
• Be a conduit and an effective advisor to the GM and Leadership team on trends and opportunities
• Lead the preparation of Marketing presentations for board meetings, business reviews, global brand teams visit
• Collaborate with Finance Manager on budget planning and reporting
• Measurement and evaluation of activities and investment

Desired Candidate Profile

10+ years of progressive marketing experience ideally gained within a beauty/luxury environment with at least 2 years of experience in a Marketing Manager/Director position with a proven track record in developing brand strategies in challenging and complex environment.
Education : Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing or similar field
Languages: Fluency in English.
Skills & Knowledge Required :
• Demonstrate maturity and strong commercial acumen
• Strong understanding of consumer insights
• Effective communication skills
• Ability to work in a matrix organisation
• Collaborative nature, ability to work with cross functional teams
• Possess cultural awareness
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills, with a range and adaptability of style.
• Ability to think strategically vs. day to day operations
• Great at engaging and inspiring others
• People management skills
• High integrity/trustworthy
What's on Offer
• Opportunity to work for a multinational luxury fragrance and cosmetics group
• Competitive benefits and salary


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Client of Michael Page

Michael Page is the original PageGroup brand, which is one of the leading and well-known recruitment consultancies in the world and spans 6 continents. Established in London in the year 1976, PageGroup operates 3 main brands Michael Page, Page Personnel, and Page Executive. Michael Page comprise s of 25 disciplines that provide services to different specialist areas of the market and its businesses range from international blue-chip organizations to SMEs.

Michael Page is involved in recruiting for temporary, permanent, interim as well as contract roles mainly from second to third job levels upward. Providing excellent career opportunities and recruitment services on a regional, global and local level, the company’s office network spans in different locations including, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait. The key recruitment expertise of Michael Page includes:

- Finance & Accounting

- Construction

- Banking & Financial Services

- Human Resources

- Marketing

- Digital

- Sales

- Legal

- Engineering & Manufacturing

- Technology

- Retail

- Executive Search

- Tax

- Property

- Procurement & Supply Chain

- Oil & Gas

The company always looks to hire dedicated and skilled employees and offers them excellent learning and development opportunities, rewards and training.

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