Range Manager – IKEA

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-4981
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Range Manager - IKEA Dubai Festival City

The Retail Division of the Al-Futtaim Group represents eleven retail companies. Nine of them are international franchises and the world's leading brands like ACE Hardware, IKEA, Intersport, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us, Ladybird.

IKEA is the world's largest home furnishings store, founded in Sweden over 60 years ago. Our operations around the world are constantly increasing with new stores and markets added to the success story.

At IKEA it's not only our furniture that's down to earth, straightforward and inspiring, but so is our work ethic. Despite being the leading home furnishing retail franchise across the world, at IKEA we still give you the room to grow! At IKEA creating a better everyday life for the many isn't only our vision, it's our way of life!

We are currently looking for a Sales and Range Manager, to be based i our Dubai operation. The purpose of this role is to enhance the competitive strength of the IKEA product range by ensuring the implementation of all aspects related to selection of merchandise, systems and methods as stated in the IKEA Concept documentation.

You will co-ordinate all issues concerning the IKEA product range between the Regional Range & Logistics Manager, stores and the IKEA distributor, whilst ensuring that the IKEA range sold in the local market is selected and priced each business year.

In addition, you will coordinate with the Stock Controller that orders are placed for the products in a timely manner as per the commercial requirements of the business and moreover ensure their physical availability in the stores.
Finally, the job holder is the Matrix Manager for the respective sales managers in all stores and has to work together with the Sales Seniors in the stores to drive the annual plan for sales and range.

Requirements


Requirements


The successful candidate must display the following qualities -

* Must have AT LEAST 5 years experience at managerial level, relating to merchandise management in the retail field

* Must have strategic, analytical and tactical capabilities

* Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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.
This Position is closed or expired