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Senior Manager - Inventory Management | Aftersales | Supply Chain | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

Date: 17-Sep-2022

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 140322 

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day


Overview of the role:


Create, manage and evolve the Material Management Excellence department. The role has overall responsibility for all aftersales trade procurement. Managing multibrand service levels, Inventory levels and all trade procurement activities. Develop additional capabilities along the following dimensions – structure (people), process, policy and performance management.

•    Standardise all aftersales parts procurement across the business units
•    Implement a comprehensive purchasing policy for effective governance and control
•    Organisation re-alignment into a separate automotive aftersales procurement department.
•    Manage well-defined performance measurement framework (KPI’s) for visibility on operational efficiencies, effectiveness, and contribution to business units
•    Continous improvement – Align the department with industry best standards

What you will do:


•    Standardise multibrand parts procurement 
      - Maintain accurate service levels
      - Maintain correct stock days
      - Reduce order processing times

•    Provide multibrand budget inputs for ordering and pricing, to form the consolidated budget for the Parts operation and ensure stock available to achieve the agreed budget. Additionally, to achieve purchase budgets set by the MDs.

•    Review order quantities generated by syncron and place accurate orders to principals and other suppliers to achieve healthy stock turn. To guide the Inventory Executives in processing the urgent orders and have effective controls to maintain healthy ratio of urgent orders to stock orders.
•    To review branch stocks and to call back slow moving parts to parts distribution centre (PDH) to maintain lean Inventory.
•    To analyze back-to-back orders placed by the branches that the existing to approve supplier discrepancy claim reports, and ensure timely settlement. 

•    Continuously monitor orders of all brands to the principal and suppliers within the stipulated time

•    Implement effective mechanisms for the replenishment of parts to ensure out of stock position. To plan and finalize initial parts order for new stock and ensure availability during new product launches

•    Maintain and make changes to the inventory management tool to ensure smooth functioning of daily replenishment orders.

•    Support Parts Manages in other dealerships owned by AF in managing a healthy stock.


Required skills and experience to be successful:


Education: Degree or equivalent.
Experience and Knowledge: Minimum 7 years of expertise in the field of Supply Chain, preferably with Automotive/Construction experience. Must have extensive knowledge of Material management systems. Business development and process improvement skills.
Job-Specific Skills:
•    Demonstrated experience developing management reporting packs and presenting to senior leadership;
•    Proficiency in MS Office (Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint/MS Projects);
•    Extensive knowledge of Material management systems Syncron and/or other ERP and SAP
•    Experience with large multi Echelon multi-brand supply chains
•    Experience in automotive/construction/Tyre industry either directly or as a consultant.



About Al-Futtaim Automotive
A major division of the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, Al-Futtaim Automotive is an industry leader with presence in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Our core business activities at Al-Futtaim Automotive include distribution, manufacturing, leasing and aftersales, and we are firmly established as the regional representative of some of the world’s most iconic automotive brands: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Volvo and RAM.
We are driven by a customer-centric approach, constantly pushing the boundaries on innovation, quality standards, and value-added service across our vast universe of customers - right from motoring enthusiasts to fleet operators to contractors. Our mission is to become the leader in custom-made mobility solutions by delivering nothing less than world-class omni-channel experiences. 
We channel our local expertise and global trust to deliver one of the most comprehensive portfolios of mobility products and solutions, from passenger cars to SUVs, electric vehicles to high-performance motorbikes, commercial vehicles to industrial & construction equipment.
What keeps the company moving forward is a 9000-member strong team, with inspiring possibilities for growth, throughout the career path. This is Al-Futtaim Automotive and we empower talent to move forward.