Buying Manager | John Lewis Home | DFC | Dubai – Al Futtaim Group
RetailThe 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 yearAbout The Position
Due to planned expansion into Department Stores, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Buying Manager to join our team in Dubai. As the Buying Manager for John Lewis Home, you will be responsible for effectively leading, driving and managing the buying to achieve maximum results within your ranges for the new shop in shop concept.
The Buying Manager will ensure that the Buying function operates effectively with the objective of generating budgeted levels of sales and profit. You will be accountable for product availability, stock holding, supplier relationships, category management and new range development.
It is essential you have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role within a large multi-brand home retailer and have experience and knowledge of leading a successful team.
You must possess strong decision making skills, be good at networking and building relationships and have the ability to work with people at all levels in a multi-functional, deadline-driven environment. You will have excellent attention to detail, use a systematic approach to planning and prioritising activities and have a proven track record in achieving targets in a fast-moving, results-driven environment.
You must be proactive, self-motivated, career focused and have excellent leadership and people management skills.
|Job Location:||United Arab Emirates|
|Job Role:||Purchasing and Procurement|