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Country Manager MENA (m/f)

MONOQI is the online destination for hand-picked design. Since 2012, we have dedicated ourselves to collecting hard-to-find and limited-edition design products. With an international team representing over 25 nationalities, MONOQI searches the globe for the best contemporary design, making strong curatorial selections.

One of MONOQI's largest shareholders is Condé Nast, which counts brands like AD Architectural Digest, GQ, VOGUE, GLAMOUR, myself, and WIRED within their German portfolio. Additionally, angel investor Christophe Maire, Dario Suter and Jochen Gutbrod have shares in MONOQI.

Based in the heart of Europe (Berlin), MONOQI’s current main markets include the German-speaking countries, UK and BeNeLux in which the company caters to more than 3 million members. The company has experienced significant growth over the past years and intends to continue and further accelerate on this path.

We are now looking for an inspiring, driven and experienced Country Manager to roll out our business in the MENA region with initial focus in Saudi Arabia. The position is based in Berlin, but extensive travel between Berlin and Riyadh is required.


What you'll be working on:

  • Setting up and launching the MENA business
  • Rolling out a strong and winning launch campaign to push the brand and establish it on a high level early on
  • Co-developing and executing the business development plan and strategies for the MENA area
  • Selecting, negotiating with and managing local business partners
  • Leading internal meetings and weekly/monthly presentations in coordination with German HQ, JV Partner, and local Service Partners (e.g. Logistics, Media agencies)
  • Controlling project schedule, costs and expenditures, and working to maximize profitability


What you'll bring to the team:

  • 5+ years of work experience ideally in E-commerce, strategy consulting or similar roles; experience working in the MENA region is a plus
  • A strong degree from a top tier university and/or an MBA from a leading business school
  • Excellent understanding of logistics, IT and product
  • Extensive project management experience
  • Highly analytical mind-set paired with a hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Passion for design and a strong understanding of brand-building
  • Fluent in English, Arabic is a plus
  • Comfort with extensive travel


What we offer:

  • A unique opportunity to take a leading role in a fast growing, entrepreneurial environment
  • A key role in our top management team
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation including stock options
  • Open channels of communication, transparent decision-making, and quick decisions and results


Join the MONOQI team!


I hereby agree that my full application is being uploaded and processed by Things I Like GmbH for the purpose of application management. Things I Like GmbH does not disclose your personal data to unauthorized third parties. However, you agree to the fact that to the extent necessary your personal data may be transferred and/or disclosed to our investors in the MENA region, including also transfers to servers and databases outside the country where you provided Things I Like GmbH with your personal data.

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