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Logistics Executive(Saudi National) - Ogge Kitchen and House | Al Futtaim Retail | Riyadh KSA

Date: 05-May-2021

Location: Riyadh, SA

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 88201 

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.

About the Role
The Logistics Executive is responsible for managing the logistics operation for the brand in KSA. The Logistics Executive will establish and continuously improve the most suitable logistics operation for the brand, in order to help achieve their key objectives on sales, margins, and stock levels. The Logistics Executive will drive effective communication and collaboration with various supply chain and business partners and be the lead subject matter expert and will maintain strong working relationships with all external and internal partners to ensure that all service level agreements (SLA) and key performance indicators (KPI) are delivered in line with business objectives. 


Key Specific Accountabilities:

  1. Manage and continuously improve the brand logistics operations 
    • Build, develop and manage the logistics team and operations to deliver business growth.
    • Manage Inbound Logistics; budget 
    • Responsible for the container load management for kitchens and wardrobes 
    •  Manage all third parties providing inbound logistics services
    • Manage Cost and Lead time from origin to arrival at DC
    • Manage and report on Inbound customs clearance processing, Inbound scheduling, and Inbound delays and restrictions
    • Management of, and interaction with, multiple government authorities  
    • Manage the function of product regulatory compliance (PRC)
    • Maintain up-to-date Product Registrations for all products- SFDA/SABER.
  2. Outbound Logistics
    • Management of KSA Distribution Centre/s, satellite x-dock, and ancillary distribution capabilities
    • Management of distribution to stores and customers
    • Develop an annual Operating budget that reflects business growth and business requirements and conduct regular budget reviews as required by the business. 
  3. Reporting and ways of working
    • Attend weekly calls & report: volume, a brief commentary on priorities, headlines KPI’s
    • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual reports including cost, efficiency, accuracy, and service
    • Maintain an ongoing Initiative tracker to drive continuous improvement. 
  4. Change / Project management;
    • Inbound and Outbound logistics management of providers & cost reduction
    • Maintain the contract tracker and drive to ensuring the green status
    • Build business cases
    • Adopt & develop best practice scalable innovations and solutions
    • Document tenders and manage tender processes
    • Implementation of initiatives and improvement objective
  5. Others 
    • 3PL / Contractor Management.  Maintain the contract tracker and drive to ensuring the green status 
    • E-commerce Operations; Support the cost and service, click & collect and future changes in service provision 
  6. Corporate and Brand 
    • Promote Brand and Corporate Values throughout the team and the ways of working.
    • Compliance with Principal standard operating procedures and relevant policies.

About You

To be successfully considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Degree level qualifications in related field or equivalent logistics management experience
  • Experience in large retail logistics operations in KSA 
  • 5+ Years of relevant retail logistics experience
  • Merchandise Planning experience across different retail formats would be an added advantage
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications, especially excel
  • A highly analytical person with great precision and attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills 

Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks: Excellent skills in planning, organization & negotiation; Good skills in supply chain management, merchandise management; Good working knowledge of SAP; High level of computer literacy and working knowledge of the logic and design of external data information platforms.


Behavioral Competencies:  

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Fact-based, assertive, and respectful
  • Strong problem identification, resolution & conflict management skills. 
  • High level of motivation, enthusiasm, and persistence.
  • Ability to be a change agent within the organization.
  • Customer centricity and individual Accountability  
  • Continuous Improvement  
  • Teamwork 


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