Buying Assistant Ė ACE Hardware

Al Futtaim Group
UAE

Ref: HP698-4823
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Buying Assistant - ACE Hardware Dubai Festival City

ACE is one of the biggest hardware and lifestyle retail franchises in UAE, that Al-Futtaim company holds. For nearly eight decades, ACE has been a part of the American landscape and today has over 5,000 stores in the USA and hundreds worldwide.
The product range comprises DIY, hardware, electrical, home and garden, furniture, camping and barbecue, pet and decorating products, with the emphasis on lifestyle.Working under the guidance of an experienced Buying Manager we now have an opportunity for a Buying Assistant.
This role will be supporting the team by handling all of the administration duties required to have pre selected stock in the stores in the correct quantity at the right time and ready to sell to our customers.
In addition to this the Buying Assistant will produce relevant reports for the Buyers analysis as and when required.

Requirements


Requirements


The role is well suited to candidates looking for a Buying Assistant role, who can display the following competencies -

* SAP knowledge particularly in sales, inventory and master data
* Sound knowledge in MS office
* Advanced skills in MS Excel is essential
*  Responsible for maintaining and updating master files (i.e. pricing, descriptions and vendors details)
*  Responsible for Article creation
* Providing new vendors details and communicating it to the finance department
* Ensure new vendors are set up correctly  
* Responsible for running replenishment reports in SAP according to company schedules
* Communicating with vendors to ensure that purchase orders are executed in timely manner
* Liaising with logistics and reporting back to senior buyers
* Communicating with stores  
* Assist senior buyers in analyzing inventory positions and identifying slow moving lines

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 Groupís 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 Groupís 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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