Senior Planner - 3431551

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  • 3 - 5 Years
  • Dubai (Dubai)
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Job Description

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 Youll 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

Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best

About the role

The Senior Planner is responsible to manager OTB, stock, sales and margin at detailed level to maximise sales and minimise inventory levels You are responsible for sales Planning by market and business unit (annual, monthly, daily), managing all the key Business KPIs of Sales, Cash Margin, Markdown Cost and Closing Stock, controlling Space and OTB Planning by BU for the entire MENA business, and for delivering accurate Business Reports and providing analysis to drive the key Business KPIs

Key Roles Responsibilities


Manage the development of Annual, seasonal, monthly and weekly business plan as appropriate
Understand the trend and Forecast weekly sales and margin by store and region highlighting the risks and opportunities
Develop and communicate comprehensive department financial and product strategies
Reconcile top down & bottom-up department plan to divisional Plan and Forecasts
Manages markdown and promotional strategies to ensure margin is maintained to achieve bottom line

Manages OTB, inventory levels and stock turn

Managing OTB and Markdown for 9 brands for all countries
Allocate accurate OTB for each brand & category to achieve maximum sell through
Maintain healthy stock level in each brands and country
Manage MSSIWSSI report with accurate forecasting and inform the management with risk factors with regards to stock holding and sales
Ensure Space productivity is executed to keep the right product to increase the profitability across the brands
Manages the stock profile to ensure that aged inventory is kept to a minimum

Team Collaboration

Works in conjunction with buying team to develop effective, profitable assortment range
Collaborates with Financial Planner to forecast budgets and latest estimates by region and store
Builds and manages the range plans in conjunction with buying ensuring OTB is controlled
Works closely with other departments including Buying, Retail, VM, Operations and Wholesale to ensure the product offer is optimised at all times and sales opportunities are maximised
Works closely with logistics team to ensure the stocks are flowing as planned
Collaborate with Marketing, Operations and the Brand teams to confirm the commercial calendar for all brands, which would include all key promotions in line with the markdown strategy

SAP Inventory Management & Reporting

Ensure that SAP is maintained and is regularly and is operating effectively from an inventory point of view
Develop and publish reports which will give accurate and reliable information to the management and facilitate decision making
Support expansion by providing sales estimates and ensuring the availability of a proper stock package
Understand gaps in the existing inventory control process & take corrective action to address these gaps in a timely manor
Assist with the development and enforcement of robust inventory stock policies, procedures (SOPs) and ensure that the replenishment system in SAP is operating efficiently

About You

It is essential you have at least 3 -5 years experience in a similar role within a large multi-brand retailer and have experience and knowledge of leading a successful team

You must possess strong decision making skills, have excellent attention to detail, be able to analyse data quickly and efficiently and have the ability to work with people at all levels in a multi-functional, deadline-driven environment You will have excellent attention to detail, use a systematic approach to planning and prioritising activities and have a proven track record in achieving targets in a fast-moving, results-driven environment Advanced skills in MS Excel is required and knowledge of SAP system would be an advantage

You must be proactive, self-motivated, career focused and have excellent leadership and people management skills

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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

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job

Role:Channel Sales

Industry:Consumer Durables/FMCG, Retailing

Salary:As per Industry Standards

Function:Sales/Business Development

Deadline:13th Feb 2025

Company Profile

Industry Retail, Shops, Malls (Home Appliance/ Consumer Electronics Dealers, Service Centres)

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