Job title: Category Allocator Assistant

Company: Al-Futtaim

Job description: Description

Category Allocator Assistant – FMCG | Marks & Spencer | Dubai

Location: AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 73718

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.

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

Category Allocator Assistant – FMCG | Marks & Spencer | Dubai

This is a very exciting time to join the Food department in AFG Marks and Spencer. The company is growing rapidly in the region and we need an experienced buyer to expand its food offer.

The Category Allocator Assistant will manage the flow of stock on its categories from UK to MENA region and our multiple sales channels. You will help us to make sure that we have got the goods every time. We look o improve our customer offer in the region, as well as securing a strong stock availability for new stores.

You will be key ensuring the right stock is in the right place at a right time to maximize promotional activity and key events availability. You will need to be a great communicator who is able to deal with challenging situations.


Liaise with Systems teams to Set Up new lines or De-lists or Promotional activities in SAP system.

Managing and allocating stock, availability and plan for promotional activities and events across all stores in the MENA region in a timely manner.

Weekly availability, store fulfillment & sell thru report.

Stock consolidation and amalgamation online level across stores and markets.

Managing clearance of stocks leasing with Logistics Team.

Support with the forecasting of seasonal events and store investments to deliver the store in store execution and to enable delivery of availability, markdown, waste, stock, and sales target.

Liaise with regional suppliers to meet product availability and monitor service levels deliveries.

How I will succeed:

Support to deliver KPI’s targets for sales, profit, margin, market share and waste.

Ensuring stock availability in all the stores.

Help resolve stock issues quickly.

Support the delivery of shared targets across the wider team.

Continuous communication and updates on stocks and availability with the Ops team and stores.

Drive your personal development plan with the support of your line manager.

More about you:

Good knowledge/experience in Supply Chain and Stock Management.

Good analytical skills in excel

Good communication skills.

Good levels of planning, organizational skills, and ability to multitask.

SAP system knowledge would be advantage.

We’re here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish.

Before you click “apply”: Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities. We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

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.

Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 23:21:59 GMT

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