Buying Assistant - #57883

Al-Futtaim


Date: 1 week ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time

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.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day


Overview of the role


To execute buying strategies that maximise the business for MENA and deliver profitable results and manage key business categories for growth.


What you will do


  • Assist and coordinate merchandising and promotional activities
  • Handle queries from suppliers and work closely with suppliers to ensure timely submission on proposals
  • Daily sales tracking of promotion
  • Assist in price checks and obtain samples from suppliers.
  • Assist in powerpoint presentations.
  • Works with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and accurate execution of new product launches.
  • Assist in communicating effectively with Operation and Trading Support for promotions and Trading activities.
  • Manages and checks PO created in SAP.
  • Communicates out-of-stock concerns to the Buying and Planning teams.
  • Assist in communicating effectively with Operation and Trading Support for promotions and Trading activities.
  • Liaise with suppliers and buyers, acting as intermediary to expedite deliveries and resolve any issues relating to delivery.
  • Work closely with your Merchandising counterparts to understand and analyze reports and maintain awareness of progress against budgets and plans articulated by the Merchandising team to ensure orders are consistent with these.
  • Assist the Buyer in maintaining procurement documents in a systematic and auditable fashion.
  • Ensure all products within your category are accurately described on the website and have all the details required.
  • Assume responsibility for the input of accurate cost and selling prices, updating and changing where necessary
  • Creation of Purchase Orders with accurate information to include, terms of delivery, delivery dates, payments terms, cost price and selling prices and style definition to product hierarchy.
  • Ensure that all data entry is completed in line with the buying critical path.
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge
  • Constant support of customer service team in order to guarantee customer satisfaction
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, competitor activities, and market changes.
  • Processing and follow up of RTS back to Vendors.

Required skills to be successful


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

What equips you for the role


Education: High school or University degree

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.

Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…

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