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Sales & Supply Support Specialist | IKEA | Dubai II, UAE

Dubai Logistics & Supply Chain Full Time

Job description

About Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

About Al-Futtaim IKEA

GROWING TOGETHER...

We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.


About You

You have a passion for logistics and working in a fast-paced and constantly changing retail environment.  You are enthusiastic about working with others in a team. You enjoy taking personal initiative and exceeding goals.

What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:

  • Live and share the IKEA values every day
  • Experience of working in a retail and/or logistics role, including previous experience of leading others.

  • Excellent skills in retail and/or logistics processes, tools and working methods.

  • Analytical skills with the ability to identify required business actions.

  • Good skills in supporting an efficient and cost-effective commercial performance.

  • Good numerical skills.

  • Show potential to apply tactical and operational thinking
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel
  • Working knowledge in MS Navision

About the Role

You create and constantly improve excellence in range administration and forecasting to achieve agreed service levels. You synchronise supply with commercial needs for the best possible customer perceived availability at the lowest possible total cost.  Together with the commercial team, you ensure a smooth range management process and high-quality forecasts for input to supply planning.

Key Specific Accountabilities:

  • Administer the range for each selling unit in accordance with the country range strategy and the Sales Leaders decision.
  • Align the offered range in each selling unit with the agreed range and initiating corrective actions in co-operation with the Sales Leaders if necessary.
  • Support the Sales Leaders with forecast alignment by highlighting discrepancies between central and country/selling unit forecasts.
  • Help with the establishment of new selling units by supporting the range selection and range administration.
  • Provide range change planning information to the Sales Leaders and selling units in order to support a smooth range change planning process.
  • Support range change implementation in the selling units by assisting the Sales Leaders in the creation of initial forecasts on news and allocation of discontinued split to selling units.
  • Monitor and follow up sales goals for key articles identified in the business agreement between IKEA of Sweden Home Furnishing Business (HFB) and Retail Sales.
  • Allocate unexpected deviations of discontinued items to the selling units while taking into consideration all commercial implications and monitor the range change process and initiate necessary actions within the Commercial Team.
  • Support the Sales Leaders in the range selection by providing a range frame based on the selling units’ capacity and with input from the Retail Logistics Capacity and Flow Planner and according to global range dimensioning rules.

A few more things for you

Interest? Then please join us for a rewarding career journey!

We are here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish.

Before you click, “apply”: Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities. We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process. We make every effort to review and respond to every application.

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