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Al Futtaim Group Careers – Category Manager

Majid Al Futtaim

Al Futtaim Group Careers – Category Manager

Job Description:

The Category Sourcing Manager is responsible for coordinating with buyers as well as supporting purchases for MAF Retail. The role holder is also responsible for assisting with selection and examining products that get to store shelves, in catalogues, and online.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement effective strategies for sourcing goods and maintaining desired stock levels
  • Research and review new products to meet company’s goals
  • Prepare and review purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Research and suggest new suppliers with long-term cost savings or quality improvement
  • Implement methods to reduce shortages and overstocking through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
  • Engage in souring the best quality products for competitive prices aligned with the organizations objectives
  • Manage the issuances of tenders and RFQs to the market in coordination with the relevant business users within MAF Retail
  • Implement negotiation strategies to secure profitable deals
  • Develop reports on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Control spending and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Follow all required policies and procedures related to quality assurance of sourced items
  • Ensure regular supplier audits are implemented
  • Oversee communication with suppliers on quality related issues and propose areas for improvement to ensure best quality products
  • Report any action that might interfere with the proper functioning of the company
  • Stay abreast of shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Develop a cost scenario analysis, and benchmarking for the sourcing function when required
  • Identify profitable suppliers and initiate partnerships
  • Cultivate relationships with existing and future suppliers
  • Develop and provide inputs on the risk evaluation of existing and future supply contracts
  • Identify trustworthy vendors and suppliers to develop future partnerships with
  • Utilize network to expand supplier base and attend trade shows to identify new product trends and potential suppliers

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Business Administration
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • 2+ years in retail
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong business communication and presentation skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Strong leadership capabilities

Job Details:

Company:  Majid Al Futtaim

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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