AF22426 - Buying Team Master Data Executive | ACE

Department: ACE
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 24-Apr-2016

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


Since 1924, ACE has been the world’s local home improvement store committed to delivering quality, friendly and helpful service. Established in Dubai in 1991 by Al-Futtaim group, ACE now trades in six locations in the UAE including its flagship stores in Dubai Festival City and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi – and other stores in Sheikh Zayed Road (Dubai), Mina Road (Abu Dhabi), Bawadi Mall (Al Ain) and DALMA.

All ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor lifestyle, Gardening, Homeware, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products. With more than 25,000 great products, ACE offers world-class brands such as Karcher, Black & Decker, Makita, Clark & Kensington, Weber, Gardena and Leisuregrow. ACE also has a popular value range, which has a host of quality products at everyday low prices.

About the Job:

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Buying Team Master Data Executive to be based in our Dubai office. Reporting to the Head of Buying and Range Planning, you will be responsible for maintaining/ updating and fixing the existing ACE material master.

You will have central control of changing the preapproved pricing data (cost price) in material master, retail selling price in material master and managing the master data information. You will collect the core information from buying team to update the MM as well as maintain and monitor the import and local auto replenishment. You will maintain, update and kick off the new ACE store of auto replenishment from DC/ local suppliers. You will maintain and monitor  HS Code, COO (Country of Origin) and Volume (Height, length & Breadth) in material master and also maintain and monitor the ACE open purchase orders and repeatedly close half GRN and undelivered purchase orders. You will maintain and monitor the replenishment parameters in material master and trouble shoot the article master incase system is not generating the replenishment orders. You will also trouble shoot prices not scanning through RPro.

You will maximize the usage of SAP with help of IT team and share SAP usage information with ACE retail team by providing them training.

About You:

To be successful in this role, you will have a Bachelors degree ideal in computer science or any business related subject. You will have strong service management skills with an emphasis on business-facing roles. SAP Technical background and training is also a plus. You will have more than two years experience in Enterprise master data model for a retailer. You will have a thorough understanding and work experience of SAP landscape including  Master Data Management in ECC 6, and participation in functional and technical solution reviews with management and developers.

You will have performed configuration changes and identified potential modifications necessary to meet business requirements. You will be proficient with SAP product module business processes, navigation mechanics, and configuration requirements. You will have thorough understanding of business processes including Auto Replenishment across retail industry as well as a full cycle SAP user experience in a multi-national environment. You will have a strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills and high level of discretion and judgment.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, documentation skills, presentation skills and good team player and ability to lead a team in a matrix organization model. You will have excellent analytical skills and ability to solve problems and manage processes within a complex environment. Knowledge of RETAILPRO version 9 would be added advantage

Due to the nature of the role, candidates with excellent spoken English and Arabic communication will only be considered.

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.