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Retail Strategic Portfolio Manager

  • Permanent
  • Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
  • 17529

The Retail Strategist / Portfolio Manager drives development of the retail and commercial strategy. In this role he/she is supports the Retail director in building the capabilities of the organization, among which:

  • Managing projects in the retail and commercial area
  • Tracking status, timelines and interdependencies across the retail and commercial project portfolio
  • Further developing the tenant attraction strategy for both retail and commercial assets in close collaboration with the retail and commercial teams
  • Managing and executing the strategy for retail against targets and objectives
  • Driving alignment with the sectors to represent the retail and commercial perspectives and requirements.
  • Ensuring retail-adjacent offerings such as Supply Chain & Logistics, Asset Management, Facility Management, Rules & Regulations are developed in line with the broader offering to retailers and commercial parties
  • Proposing and executing plans for early activation of retail and commercial within the project.
  • Supporting retail and commercial tenant attraction by preparing key content and status of key enablers
  • Continuously looking for trends and developments in the market that have an impact on the retail offering

Planning and Strategy

  • As Retail Strategist you will routinely collaborate with the Retail & Commercial Director, and C-level executives providing insights, perspective, and guidance on retail strategy, technology, trends, and innovation.
  • Your role combines design-thinking, strategy consulting, industry analysis, deal structuring, and enterprise architecture.
  • In this role you will develop and drive the retail strategy and continuously drive to update the strategy in line with project’s vision.

Retail Development

  • Drive innovation in retail by collaborating with retail brands, the innovation center and other companies
  • Continuously drive and improve the customer experience for the retail and commercial locations
  • Conduct regular customer surveys to identify strategic initiatives that can enhance the customer experience in the project.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the creation of retail and commercial improvement plans
  • Organize collaborations between retailers, improve the mix and allocation of retail Locations

People Management

  • Strong leadership and coaching skills with proven experience in managing and developing a team.
  • Positive and ‘can do’ attitude, flexible approach to learning and supportive team mentality.
  • Bring experience building and leading high performing teams and have a track record of mentoring and developing people.
  • Promote a high-performance working environment embracing project’s values
  • Participate in setting performance requirements and recruiting for key positions across the retail team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Min 10 years of experience in Retail development at a global brand or brand group
  • Experience managing a multicultural team in all aspects of commercial leasing
  • Strong experience in the retail industry in the Middle East (preferable Saudi Arabia)
  • Experience developing retail strategy for different channels and shown capabilities to drive innovation in retail


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Strategy, Marketing or Finance/Economics
  • Master’s degree preferred in a relevant field of business
  • Shown experience in retail strategy and customer strategy
  • English language, (Arabic preferred)

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