Regional Capacity Flow Planner

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 Arab 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 organization 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

About You

You have a passion for logistics and working in a fast-paced and constantly changing retail environment. You are enthusiastic about working with others in a team. You enjoy taking personal initiative and exceeding goals. You have good communication skills and build working relationships.

What's more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities motivation:

  • Live and share the IKEA values every day
  • University degree in Logistics, Economics, Business Administration or related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in supply chain plus IKEA store operations experience is added advantage
  • Ability to show potential to apply tactical and operational thinking
  • Ability to meet agreed budget and goals and ability to deliver on lower cost savings.
  • Ability to reflect and find value and ideas in collaboration with others
  • Excellent skills in retail and/or logistics processes, tools and working methods.
  • Deep knowledge about existing capacity solutions and their impact on the logistic operations
  • Good understanding and activity use all IKEA manuals particularly In Store Logistic and Retail Supply Integration the IKEA way manuals
  • Good understanding of the business plan process in the country
  • Analytical skills with the ability to identify required business actions
  • Good understanding and actively use all IKEA manuals, particularly In-store Logistics and Retail Supply Integration the IKEA way manuals.
  • Good skills in supporting an efficient and cost-effective commercial performance.
  • Excellent in MS office application, DORSE, DSP
  • Experience in problem solving and improving ways of working
  • Ability to reflect and find value and ideas in collaboration with others
  • Proven analytical and numeric skills and ability to identify required actions
  • Good understanding of the business plan process in the country.
  • Strong Leadership to drive the process and interpersonal skills.

About the Role

You be an expert in assessing store capacity and optimal replenishment solution for the stores in the market. You are responsible to balance commercial and supply needs and opportunities with store capacity and support the optimal use of available store capacity, resulting in the highest level of customer perceived availability at the lowest possible costs and support long term profitability. You to link the retail market with global supply logistics strategies to secure end to end approach I the execution of the logistics processes.

Key Specific Accountabilities

  • Responsible for assessing current and planned fulfilment unit capacity on the market in terms of short, mid and long-term needs and identify solutions in order to enable securing agreed goals on availability and keeping lead time promise at the lowest possible cost.
  • Identify gaps between existing and needed capacities and provide Country Management team with suggested solutions to manage imbalances

  • Responsible for developing local improvements in working methods, systems and tools and for implementing global routines, systems solutions and ways of working with all partners in the Supply Chain, Retail and Customer Fulfilment on the market, in close cooperation and co-creation with the Group Flow and Capacity Planning to secure continuous improvement.

  • Together with CFF partners Secure the optimal range location in the fulfilment units to lowest cost and while keeping availability and lead-time promise

  • Support expansion team with timely and efficient replenishment for new or rebuilding stores in co-operation with supply chain partners

  • Providing Supply Chain partners with information on the retail capacities as input to the development of new logistics offers. (DORS)

  • Use store capacity information to define which logistics offers can be implemented in which stores and finalize replenishment set-up with Supply partners (lead times, start date) Optimize supply solutions according to expected sold volumes.

  • Use information on capacity development on store level, sales forecast development and/or performance feedback from the Supply Chain Partners as input to the reviews of the solutions. Find alternative suppliers for the restricted suppliers to secure stability in availability.

  • Secure alternative supply in case of any constrains in existing distribution set up

  • Analyze purchase cost vs distribution set up to secure availability at the lowest possible costs (secure margin)

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.

Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…

About Al-Futtaim IKEA


We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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