AF23926 - Retail Planner | Toys R Us | Dubai

Department: Toys R Us
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 03-Sep-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

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 Position:

We are currently looking for an experienced Retail Planner to support the buyer in creating the master data and replenishment of the stocks, and creation of PO and coordinate with the stores on stock related queries.

You will be responsible on the following areas:

  • Data creation and maintenance in the system, which includes non-scanning, multiple article assortments and article status updates.
  • Organizing reports pertaining to SAP for the management and buying team. (i.e. Range Report, Ageing Report, Category Margin Report, Open to Buy Report, Vendor Sales report and Sales & Stock Report).
  • Full support to the buyers during their absence on local replenishment, follow up on deliveries and full support to any store queries.
  • Ensure all vendors receive the purchase orders on time and follow up for non-delivery of PO within the time frame.
  • Provide support to all stores to ensure that they can provide/meet the products that the customers are looking for.
  • To achieve the budgets set out for the categories you are supporting.
  • Ensure that trading agreements, credit notes and import vendor quote sheets are properly filed for reference.


About You:

To be considered for this exciting role, you should have at least three (3) years experience working in a consumer retail buying team. Previous exposure to SAP or similar would be an advantage along with advanced MS Excel skills. You should have excellent planning & organizing skills, be analytical and have good negotiation skills and have attention to detail.

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.