Buyer – Toys R Us – Regional Office

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-4696
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Buyer – Toys R Us – Regional Office, Dubai

Toys R Us is the largest specialty toy store in the world. Launched by the Al-Futtaim Group in Dubai in 1995, Toys R Us now exist in twelve locations in the Gulf market and has emerged as undisputed market leader for all children related products.

The stores offer an unrivalled range of toys, games, sporting goods, electronics, software, baby products, children's apparel and juvenile furniture all under one roof.Your key responsibilities will be:

*Ensuring that categories, within a Buying Group, are put together to achieve sales and margin targets of each category

*Reviewing all quotes and offers and ensuring that commercially prudent terms are agreed with vendors and these are complied with during execution of buying

*Analysing the impact of terms and negotiates commercially acceptable conditions

*Reviewing existing and new products within a category and putting together complete range of assortment within each category within a Buying Group

*Constantly monitoring toy industry for changing market trends by attending toy fairs, through trade magazines, and ensuring all new products are made available for a concept or a theme

*Monitoring and effectively managing the target margin for each category within a Buying Group

*Constantly monitoring inventory level and ensuring newness in inventory holdings

*Implementing a delivery system to ensure multiple turns of inventory

*Constantly reviewing and analysing of  competition in different markets to identify potential areas of opportunity and threats

*Actively participating in finalising events and promotional campaigns

*Ensuring that the Event Management team is informed of new trends in the market, exclusive products in offer, etc.

*Identifying products and themes for events

Requirements


Requirements


Ideally you will come from a retail industry and you will be able to demonstrate:

*Previous category buying experience

*Knowledge, understanding and interest in toys products

*Excellent MS Excel skills

*Previous exposure to SAP or similar

*Excellent communication skills

*Planning and organising skills

*Analytical and negotiation skills

*Attention to details

About the Company


About the Company


Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Group’s belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.
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