Manager Central Planning

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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 A”rab 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 organisation 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.


The purpose of the role is to highlight risks and opportunities on forecasted volumes to have a positive effect on financials by reducing the stock holding to ideal levels and having >180 days stock at 5% or less.


Sales and stock simulations:

Lead all aspects of sales planning to ensure ideal stock index is maintained per brand and market for UAE and International

Annual Budget Planning/Target Planning:

Based on the market forecast and trend analysis, enable business units to build volume planning targets by car line and sales channel

Planning meeting with businesses:

Steer quarterly production planning meetings, reviewing production requirements towards OEM and allocations received.
Enabling the creation of production oriented and Market oriented plans with the business units.

New opportunities analysis:

Identify sales opportunities by analysing stock, market segment movements and competitor activities

Order take and Order bank reporting:

Develop reports to enable reviewing of the order takes and order banks for all brands and business units


Automate and further improve existing reports for sales and stock planning


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with demonstrated experience in planning/analysis (Master’s degree preferred)
Minimum Experience and Knowledge:
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a multinational environment in leading Automotive brands
  • UAE/GCC experience is essential
Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:
  • Expertise in statistical and data analysis techniques
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills, able to build strong relationships, mutual respect and trust
  • Ability to think strategically, and identify wider implications for AFG
  • Well-developed oral and written communication with strong ability to network
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word/ Advanced Excel/ PowerPoint/MS Projects)

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