AF21907 - Logistics and Inventory Control Manager | Toys R Us | Dubai, Regional Office

Department: Toys R Us
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2015

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


The foundation of Al-Futtaim’s retail network was established in the early 1990s with the launch of the internationally renowned and popular IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and ACE franchises in the UAE.

Representing some of the world’s most popular international brands, Al-Futtaim’s retail network extends throughout the UAE, GCC and North Africa and has a significant presence in Singapore and Malaysia following the acquisition of The Robinson Group in 2008.

In 2012, Al-Futtaim acquired a shareholding in Royal Sporting House, which is active in distribution, direct retail stores and shop-in-shops. The Singapore-based fashion, sports and lifestyle retail giant has 600 stores and many additional points of sale are spread around the world with over 399 in South East Asia, over 74 in the Middle East and over 126 in the South Pacific region.

  • 837 stores in 18 countries
  • Occupies 5.6 million sq. ft. of retail space
  • 13,000 employees
  • Serves 30 million customers each year

Toys R Us

Toys “R” Us is the largest specialty toy store in the world. Launched by the Al-Futtaim Group in Dubai in 1995, Toys “R” Us now exist in twelve locations in the Gulf market and has emerged as undisputed market leader for all children related products.

The stores offer an unrivalled range of toys, games, sporting goods, electronics, software, baby products, children’s apparel and juvenile furniture all under one roof.

About the Job:

We are currently looking for Logistics & Inventory Control Manager to join Toys R Us team based in Dubai, UAE.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing logistics operation of TRU stores in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt. You will ensure that the logistics function operates as per Buying and Logistics Department’s key objectives, Open To Buy (OTB) and stock levels as well as ascertain that an effective supply chain is in place both in terms of service level and cost efficiencies in accordance with changing business opportunities.You will be required to give appropriate recommendations based on the analysis of daily/ weekly /monthly reports and variances.

You will constantly monitor Distribution Centre performances against set Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to measure service levels and  ensure process improvements to enhance service & reduce costs. You will support the buying process in efficient & cost effective movement of merchandise from different locations across the world to enable efficient operations in the business

About You:

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, it is essential that you are a Graduate, with an additional qualification in Supply Chain Management / Logistics and / or Membership of the Institute of Logistics.

Minimum 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain, retail experience would be an advantage as would SAP experience. You will be strong in Core management skills:  Analytical, planning, organizing, negotiating and effective communication.

Being a key member of the TRU management team, you will play a key role in the strategic decision making process and thereby will provide inputs for all commercial logistics matters.

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.