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Date: 02-Jan-2018

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

The Merchandiser is responsible for identifying & delivering a range appropriate to the region, whilst working with the UK to ensure product & pricing strategy are correct and relevant for the MENA region and thereby achieve the Key Business KPI’s of Sales, Cash Margin, Markdown Cost and Closing Stock. You will be involved in business planning and delivery of key KPIs, sales and OTB planning, range detail planning, product selection, stakeholder management and leading people.


To be considered for this opportunity, you must be educated with minimum 5 years experience in fashion buying, planning and merchandising, preferably in retail womenswear in the Middle East. You must demonstrate good understanding of womenswear business & trends, ability to handle complexity, excellent planning and organizing skills, strong numerial and analytical skills, attention to details, highly numerate, good communicator and teamplayer. Advanced skills in MS Excel is required and knowledge of SAP system would be an advantage. You must also be able to travel to the UK to attend seasonal buying fairs.


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