Retail Manager – Books

Motivate is looking for experienced, ambitious Retail Manager based in Dubai, with the regional retail experience for its books division.


  • Strong understanding and direct experience of initiating innovative in-store retail merchandising programs in the context of a highly competitive market.
  • Previous publishing or books trade experience, although advantageous.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate and interact with people at all levels.
  • Must have fair experience of GCC market, specially Saudi Arabia and be open to travel within GCC countries with the goal to develop business.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for the smooth running of the operations to maximize sales and minimize costs, be a competent leader and team player.
  • You will be expected to manage effectively the retail market along with expanding sales opportunity.
  • Plan and implement sales activities to maintain and develop sales of Motivate books to all existing retail outlets.
  • Build the client base to drive the continued expansion and profitability of the books business.
  • Manage a team and encourage them to achieve the goals and targets for the division.
  • Build the regional sales of Motivate Book and travel to promote retail and corporate sales.
  • Oversee customer database to ensure it is up to date.
  • Market awareness to report on competitor and customer activities.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions for new products based on market awareness.
  • Work with the retail sales teams to implement strategies for continued sales and oversee the development of the client database.

Motivate Media Group is the region’s leading multi-platform content producer with a diverse portfolio of media interests comprising magazines, digital, social, video, exhibitions & events, cinema and books.

Interested candidates may apply attaching a copy of their CV, and include a portfolio of their work.