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Carrefour Careers UAE 2021 – Category Manager

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Carrefour Careers UAE 2021 – Category Manager

Job Description:

Majid Al Futtaim invites you to join us in our quest to create great moments for everyone, everyday! We are the leading shopping mall, residential communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, serving over 560 million visitors a year. For the past two decades, we have shaped the consumer landscape across the region, transforming the way people shop, live and play, while maintaining a strong sustainability track record and the largest mall in the world to attain LEED Gold EBOM Certification. We have over 40,000 team members in 15 international markets representing over 100 nationalities – all keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do. If you enjoy being BOLD, PASSIONATE and TOGETHER, then Majid Al Futtaim is the destination for you.

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
  • 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
  • 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

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: Carrefour

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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