Job title: Supply Chain Manager (Freight & Tenders)

Company: Al-Futtaim

Job description: Description

Supply Chain Manager (Freight & Tenders) | Al Futtaim Retail | Dubai, UAE

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 81891

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.

About the Role

The Logistics Manager is responsible for manage all aspects of freight, procurement of freight, warehouse, transport and e-commerce last mile.; baseline data, tender process, comparisons, scorecarding, negotiations, contracts to operational implementation to deliver reduced cost, improved service and accuracy and vertical supply chain transformation roadmaps. Support new business and strategic partnerships.

Key Specific Accountabilities:


Origin to destination freight; air, sea & road, documentation, terminal handling

E-commerce last mile providers

Nominated Carrier programme

Support strategic initiatives; new portfolio, regions, brands/categories, ecommerce

Data Gathering & Analysis

Consolidate shipping lane data from all brands to synergise procurement requirements

Co-ordinate group procurement to validate all procurement activity

Service levels; co-ordinate brand requirements for lead-times, standard operating procedures

Present tender status & savings management summaries

Be ‘in touch’ with air & sea freight market trends

Contractual Compliance

Act as a boiler plate lawyer to amend clauses, e.g. term and duration

Produce contract summaries

Co-ordinate Al Futtaim legal input and sign off

Implement best practice legal contracts

Ensure group procurement norms met e.g. 60 days payment…, insurance

Ensure authorities compliance; government local authority compliance, health & safety…

Attain signatures, maintain database and act as custodian of all SC contracts

Continues Improvement

Inbound logistics; budget cost (lcf) and Lead time from source hub to arrival at DC, customs clearance

Outbound Logistics; Management of RDC, x-dock centres, Composite DC’s and distribution to stores, Direct to Store model


Vehicle utilisation % – create synergy between brands

Stock: Lead time improvement

Service; OTD, FTP, lead time to store from DC, E-commerce Delivery NPS

People Management

Brand Logistics Managers, Service providers, Finance, Group Procurement, Group Legal

About You

To be succesfully considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

University Degree preferably with a holder of Master’s degree. Supply Chain Certification.

Proven track record of 10+ years in Logistics & Supply Chain

Freight Forwarder experience


Cost modelling

Freight, Warehousing, Transport

E-commerce; last mile

Logistics operational experience

Freight trends and logistics service providers knowledge/market intelligence on competency

Project management and change management skills

Open book budgeting, business case

Contract management

Attention to Detail: Analytical with effective problem-solving skills & and is able to think strategically in any decision-making process.

Professional, positive & displays Integrity: Communicates openly, transparently & confidently across a wide variety of internal & external audiences. Ability to interact cross functionally with peers and senior leaders to achieve beneficial business results.

Highly organized: Strong prioritization, time management & organizational skills, also has the ability to delegate and organize others.

Fast & Flexible: Proactive & responsive with the foresight to anticipate & the ability to react positively in a fast-paced, changing environment and operating with the best interests of the company at all times and in line with the company values.

Customer Focused: Passion for customer service, champions customer experience and brand engagement though all touch points.

Personal goals and values align to Al-Futtaim Group values.

Strong communication skills, collaborative, strong influencing others, taking initiative and effective negotiation.

A high level of business diagnostic skills / acumen. Ability to analyse and interpret economic and market trends.

Drive for results and delighting our customers.

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: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 07:29:32 GMT

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