AF25576 - Logistics Executive - (Future Opportunity) | Fashion | Dubai

Department: Fashion
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 18-Feb-2017

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
About the Position:

You will be primarily responsible for the day to day logistics execution within the Fashion and Lifestyle Division for Fashion and Sports.

You will support the Assistant Logistics Managers for Fashion and Sports to ensure that the product arrives to the stores on time in full (OFIT) including from origin to store, including store returns) and inventory control

You will ensure proper coordination from all internal & external stake holders including buyers, vendors-across the world, logistics companies, and certification agencies including SASO agents, warehouse and Government authorities etc. in order to ensure a smooth flow of shipment movement in to various middle East countries including UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar & Kuwait.

You will ensure accurate documentation along with the shipment in accordance with the Government & Customs rules and regulations of the specific country.

About You:

Job-Specific Skills & Competencies :
• Some experience in negotiation
• Understanding of inventory in multi country environment (GCC focus)
• Change Management skills
• Excellent English communication skills (Arabic a bonus)
Problem solving skills.
• Proactive and ability to work under pressure with minimum amount of supervision

Behavioural Competencies :

• Excellent planning & organizing skills
• Highly analytical with strong attention to detail,
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task
• A self-starter capable of operating with little or no supervision but has the ability to escalate issues in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
• High level of motivation, enthusiasm and persistence.
• Ability to constructively challenge the status quo and establish the need for change.
• Customer Focus
• Individual Accountability
• Continuous Improvement
• Teamwork.

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