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Food Buyer - M&S - Dubai, UAE Job in United Arab Emirates
Al Futtaim Private Company LLC , United Arab Emirates

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2 Years
0 - 0 USD
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
As Described in Job Ad
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 3, 2021
Last Date
Jun 29, 2021

Job Description

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.

Build and develop relationships with new regional suppliers for various chilled categories.
Build, manage and develop joined business plans and commercial agreements with suppliers negotiating beneficial terms for the company, optimal cost prices, BDI’s etc.
Maintaining and storing supplier data base, contract records, product specification sheets and related documentation.
Ensuring all the sourced products meet the required quality standards and specifications and per M&S technical requirements.
To research market trends, market prices and continued competitor analysis reviews to identify potential price reviews opportunities with suppliers.
Creates an annual category plan in terms of promotions, events and new product range to grow sales and profitability and increase market share in a customer focused manner.
Plan and leads yearly product category reviews and benchmark.
Build and send category tender out to current and new supplier identify any potential cost savings.
Work cross-functionally and communicate weekly with Operations, Marketing, M&S UK team, Stores and Supply Chain.
Liaise with M&S international team to drive commercially favorable EPR and NPD.
Manages, develops and defines objectives and KPI’s for his/hers Category Assistant.

How I will succeed:
Deliver KPI’s targets for sales, profit, margin, market share and waste.
Ensuring stock availability in all the stores.
Support the delivery of shared targets across the wider team.
Successfully source and manage supplier relationships to deliver performance in line with the food strategy.
Drive your personal development plan with the support of your line manager.

What I need to know:
How to analyze financial, market and customer data to identify opportunities.
How to spot issues and effectively plan to mitigate risk.
Key drives product cost and how to influence them.

What decisions I can make:
Buying strategy (range and supplier strategy)
Selling strategy (price and promotions)

Job Specification

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As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process. We make every effort to review and respond to every application.

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Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Consumer Goods - Dubai, United Arab Emirates