AF24697 - Category Executive - Gaming products | Microsoft Xbox | Al Futtaim Electronics | Dubai, U.A.E.

Department: Toshiba
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 09-Dec-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 Electronics, Toshiba

Al-Futtaim Electronics is the sole distributor and service provider for Toshiba laptops, multi-function printer systems, consumer electronics and home appliances in the UAE.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is opened for an experienced Category Executive - Gaming Products for Microsoft Xbox within Al Futtaim Electronics. You will be responsible for the product management for Microsoft Xbox and D-link business. On this role you will be planning the product/offering line up with the vendor. Managing and maintaining the OPSI to according to business requirements. Responsible for all purchase related activities. Pricing each offer in lieu of vendor guidelines, customer and distributor margins. Maintaining DOI and ageing stocks within the norms. Stock and sales reporting.  You will be responsible in delivering the budgeted gross margins and working on increment sales. End to end operations with regards to vendor and customer claims. Claim receivable and payable. Processing and securing proper approvals with regards to clearance sales. Maintaining support and provision details for each sale which is not in line with approved margin structure. SAP documentation for purchase/pricing/costing. Processing weekly dash boards. Fortnightly stocks and sales summary for all retail and breath inventory.

Your role will be based in Dubai. You will report into the Category Manager.

Al Futtaim boasts of a supportive work environment, where all employees support each other in helping achieve & exceed division goals. In turn Al Futtaim is committed to developing employees through its learning and development programmes and internal opportunities.

About You:

To be considered for this exciting role, you need to have a degree specialized in Business Management. Masters Degree is an asset. You should have minimum 3+years experience in the gaming / consumer electronics industry, specifically in product management with a distributor. Knowledge in costing and pricing field. Experience in preparing and presenting detailed spreadsheets. Ideally have knowledge/experience about middle east market environment. Experience of working in a multinational and multicultural environment is an asset. 

Strong presentation and MS office expertise, team player, aggressive negotiator towards securing desired price points and margins. 

Along with previous experience you must have a strong work ethic, competitive drive and entrepreneurial spirit. Excellent presentation, interpersonal, communication skills. Good business acumen. Ability to create cost simulations (Modular and Macro). Above average quantitative aptitude is required.
To be a successful in this role, you must be commercially aware and knowledgeable of the industry - Knowledge on consoles games success/failure history. Preferably an avid gamer. Have the ability to thrive in a high-paced environment amidst frequent change. You will have a high level of market awareness.

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.