Retail Capacity & Flow Planner Specialist | IKEA | Service Office | Jebel Ali – Dubai | UAE
Location: Dubai, AE
Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC
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
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.
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. You have good communication skills and build working relationships.
What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities motivation:
Live and share the IKEA values every day
3-5 years experience of working in Retail and/or logistic role, including previous experience of leading others
Ability to show potential to apply tactical and operational thinking
Ability to meet agreed budget and goals
Ability to reflect and find value and ideas in collaboration with others
Excellent skills in retail and/or logistics processes, tools and working methods.
Deep knowledge about existing capacity solutions and their impact on the logistic operations
Good understanding and activity use all IKEA manuals particularly In Store Logistic and RSI the IKEA way manuals
Good understanding of the business plan process in the country
Analytical skills with the ability to identify required business actions
Good understanding and actively use all IKEA manuals, particularly In-store Logistics and Retail Supply Integration the IKEA way manuals.
Good skills in supporting an efficient and cost-effective commercial performance.
Good numerical skills.
Good understanding of the business plan process in the country.
About the Role
You be an expert in assessing store capacity and optimal replenishment solution for the stores in the market. You are responsible to balance commercial and supply needs and opportunities with store capacity and support the optimal use of available store capacity, resulting in the highest level of customer perceived availability at the lowest possible costs and support long term profitability. You to link the retail market with global supply logistics strategies to secure end to end approach I the execution of the logistics processes.
Key Specific Accountabilities
Maintain information and tools regarding the available and planned retail capacities (short, mid and long term)
Create minimum five years capacity plan for the country /market and secure regular review of capacity: selling and storage units.
Identify gaps between existing and needed capacities and provide Country Management team with suggested solutions to manage imbalances
Provide Retail Country Management with store capacity analysis Range Dimensioning Strategy, Store Range Classification, Pricing information, Establishment plans/Market Penetration Plan/Multichannel Distribution Network
Provide planned size / capacity of new stores input to expansion team based on the Sales to Range to Space/Sales to Range to Volume relation
Support expansion team with timely and efficient replenishment for new or rebuilding stores in co-operation with supply chain partners
Monitor capacity situation and planned development (flow shares)
Providing RST with information on the retail capacities as input to the development of new logistics offers.(DORS)
Use store capacity information to define which logistics offers can be implemented in which stores and finalize replenishment set-up with Supply partners (lead times, start date) Optimize supply solutions according to expected sold volumes.
Use information on capacity development on store level, sales forecast development and/or performance feedback from the RSI Team as input to the reviews of the solutions .Find alternative suppliers for the restricted suppliers to secure stability in availability.
Secure alternative supply in case of any constrains in existing distribution set up
Analyze purchase cost vs distribution set up to secure availability at the lowest possible costs (secure margin)
Analyze the end to end Lead time performance and take corrective actions.
Maintain availability during supply chain constraints time (MSI)
Analyze purchase cost with GPS cost to minimize cost deviations and secure agreed margin
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