AF25282 - Buying Assistant | F&F | DFC | Dubai

Department: F & F
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 16-Jan-2017
Al-Futtaim

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.

Retail

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

F & F

F&F is a British inspired international fashion label that has a broad range of affordable fashion, for men, women and kids. F&F is now among the top fashion brands in Europe with over 1,800 locations worldwide. F&F stores feature men’s, women’s, and children’s ranges from new-born to 14 years as well as footwear and accessories. One of the latest retail brands to be represented by Al-Futtaim in the region, F&F now has stores in UAE, Bahrain and Jordan

About The Role:

As part of the Buying Team, the Buying Assistant is responsible for supporting the Buyer / Buying Manager in all administrative duties and giving customer service support to the stores.  It is the responsibility of the Buying Assistant to achieve inventory availability for local and import articles through monitoring sales and managing order replenishment, working closely with MasterDataTeam & Logistics Team  to maintain accuracy of the database and order processing.

Your role will be based in the AL Futtaim Fashion Head Office, located in Dubai Festival City.

 

About You: To be considered for this exciting role, you should have experience within a merchandising, Buying Support, Allocator or Buying role already and have a good knowledge of running reports and analysing data, replenishing and identifying fast or slow moving products and some knowledge of SAP.
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.