AF24129 - Transport Planner | Al Futtaim Logistics

Department: Al Futtaim Logistics
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 14-Aug-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.


Al-Futtaim is regarded as a pioneer in the region’s automotive industry. The company imported the first consignment of Toyota vehicles to the UAE and established Al-Futtaim Motors in 1955.

Al-Futtaim represents 44 automotive brands across 16 countries and encompasses every aspect of the business:

  • Passenger and commercial vehicles sales
  • Manufacturing agricultural vehicles
  • Construction equipment sales and service
  • Used car sales
  • Rental and leasing

Al-Futtaim Logistics

Al Futtaim Logistics is the leading regional provider of world class Supply Chain Solutions rated among the top 5 Logistics companies in Middle East spread over 2 million sq. feet of existing warehousing and over 15 million sq. feet of existing open storage (auto/industrial) across the UAE. It also has a fleet strength of more than 500 vehicles, with operations in Gulf countries, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Our eMDedding in the Al Futtaim Group results in us providing wide ranging capabilities extending to:

  • Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance
  • Warehousing and Contract Logistics
  • Goods Transportation and Distribution
  • People Transportation
About The Job:

We are currently looking for experienced Transport Planner to join our Al Futtaim Logistics team in Dubai.  The main purpose of the role is to plan and organize all movements of Automotive stock units to and from all UAE sites, ensuring maximum customer satisfaction, whilst maintaining optimum levels of operational efficiency at minimum cost.

You would be responsible for managing the day-to-day transport planning activities to maintain system integrity and exceed customer service level expectations You would have a clear understanding of customer lead times and required KPI’s, with commensurate execution.

You would have to ensure maximum fleet utilization and resource control, whilst maintaining optimum levels of efficiency. You would be responsible for monitoring fleet running costs and fuel consumption. You will have to identify areas requiring improvement and develop plans to rectify shortfalls and implement them accordingly. In conjunction with QA Team, you would have to work on reducing accidents and damage across the supply chain, paying particular attention to new units delivered by Car-Carrier and Road Traffic Accidents with Heavy Vehicles.

You will be responsible for conducting regular Toolbox Training with HV Drivers to maintain a high standard of vehicle handling and driving standards. You would also be required to prepare the Trip Allowance Report, Vehicle Offload Report, Overtime Allowance Report, Car Carrier Allowance Reports, Petty Cash and Payroll reports.

About You:

You must possess at least 2 years of Transport Planning and Warehousing experience. You must have a good understanding of fleet management and processes. SAP knowledge is a definite advantage.

You must possess good communication skills, logical thinking and planning ability. You must also be result orientated, with decision-making and problem solving abilities. You should be knowledgeable in report generation and be proficient in MS Office.

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