Assistant Merchandise Planner

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

Job Responsibility:-
Description of Accountability:
Strategy and review
Received, assess, and creates the stores additional orders for validation on required levels as per release strategy in place

Vendor extension
Replenishment units of measures
Replenishment parameters
Lead times
Supports and analyses gaps in master data:
Source of supply
Min/max table match
Participates in meetings with necessary stakeholders on a monthly / regular basis
Assist in various reporting and analysis (existing and new development), weekly trade pack, stock reports, KPI’s measurement, etc.
Analyses and provide necessary details to Planners in order to assess and optimize JDA / auto-rep orders
Support and develop routines analysis, measures, performance used during monthly S&OP cycles at Category and global level.

Ageing Stock:
Monitoring monthly ageing stock level and support actions on liquidating strategy with Buying / Planning teams through inter-territory/store transfer, clearance & promotions.

Purchase orders follow up on a daily basis to make sure necessary visibility is given to Planning and Logistics
Open PO’s measurement measure to assess and limit the impact on replenishment calculations

Follow and enforce company rules and regulations
Maintain training materials

Projects/New store openings:
Provide support and necessary analysis related to new store openings, project coordination

Required Skills:
Experience with using ERP systems (preferably SAP) and advanced Panning tools with statistical modeling
Interpersonal Skills.
Team Management Skills.
Products, Demographics & Market Knowledge.
excellent written and verbal communication skills
Problem analysis and problem-solving
Knowledge of Planning basics, general knowledge of Supply Chain
Prior experience in assisting, analyzing (inventory, performance, KPI’s, etc.)

What equips you for the role:
Good system proficiency, SAP – JDA experience in additional advantage
Minimum 4 years Planning Merchandising Experience
Bachelors Degree
Proven analytical skills
Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple business functions
Strong team player and ability to work with the cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business
Advanced in Excel, Tableau in additional advantage