International Negotiator

Full Time

Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim Holding is the leading shopping mall, retail, communities, entertainment developer and operator in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia regions. With over 48,000 people, revenues of over US$ 11 Billion, and operations in 18 countries. Some of the iconic brands we carry include Mall of the Emirates, Carrefour, All Saints, Lego, City Center, Abercrombie & Fitch, & Vox Cinemas. We believe in making Great Moments for Everyone, Every day.

Job Role:
The International Negotiator is responsible for standardizing the sourcing strategy within respective country and implementing the best practices. Furthermore, the role holder is responsible for negotiating trading terms with the different Vendors. Also, he/she is responsible for developing regional and international business relationships with brands and implementing international sourcing standards within respective country.

Job Responsibility:
Apply the negotiation and tender development ensuring alignment with the organization’s objectives
Review the cost scenario analysis and benchmarking reports to develop negotiation strategies when required
Review identified suppliers and support the development of partnerships, when applicable
Build sustainable relationship with suppliers and vendors in order to ensure contractual obligations are fulfilled
Develop a country plan for events (promotions), which supports respective category strategy to ensure growth, customer satisfaction and increased profitability
Ensure and facilitate synergies with internal functions to better understand the needs of MAF Retail
Ensure collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the sourcing function
Contribute to the development and implementation of effective strategies for merchandising and sourcing goods
Support the standardization of the sourcing strategy across respective country by implementing best practices
Liaise with international merchandise team on daily matters

Job Requirements:
Rigorous organization to maintain Suppliers, Products and Order files up to date
Strong anticipation skills / Analytic skills
Product and retail environment
Open minded, able to work in an international & multicultural environment
Diploma in International Business Management / Negotiation or equivalent experience
3 – 5 years of experience in a similar role
1 – 3 years in retail, preferably related industry in International Merchandise