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Range Manager | IKEA Dubai Festival City
About the business:
The Retail Division of the Al-Futtaim Group represents eleven retail companies. Nine of them are international franchises and the world's leading brands like ACE Hardware, IKEA, Intersport, Marks & Spencer, Toys "R" Us, Ladybird.
IKEA is the world's largest home furnishings store, founded in Sweden over 60 years ago. Our operations around the world are constantly increasing with new stores and markets added to the success story.
At IKEA it's not only our furniture that's down to earth, straightforward and inspiring, but so is our work ethic. Despite being the leading home furnishing retail franchise across the world, at IKEA we still give you the room to grow At IKEA "creating a better everyday life for the many" isn't only our vision, it's our way of life
About the job:
We are currently looking for a Sales and Range Manager, to be based i our Dubai operation. The purpose of this role is to enhance the competitive strength of the IKEA product range by ensuring the implementation of all aspects related to selection of merchandise, systems and methods as stated in the IKEA Concept documentation.
You will co-ordinate all issues concerning the IKEA product range between the Regional Range & Logistics Manager, stores and the IKEA distributor, whilst ensuring that the IKEA range sold in the local market is selected and priced each business year.
In addition, you will co-ordinate with the Stock Controller that orders are placed for the products in a timely manner as per the commercial requirements of the business and moreover ensure their physical availability in the stores.
Finally, the job holder is the "Matrix Manager" for the respective sales managers in all stores and has to work together with the Sales Seniors in the stores to drive the annual plan for sales and range.
The successful candidate must display the following qualities -
Must have AT LEAST 5 years experience at managerial level, relating to merchandise management in the retail field
Must have strategic, analytical and tactical capabilities
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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About This Company
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into six divisions; automotive, retail, electronics, engineering and technology, real estate, financial services and general services, Al-Futtaim operates through more than 60 companies and maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance.
Employing in excess of 20,000 people across the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Singapore and Europe, this approach benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.
The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.