Sales & Supply Support Senior – IKEA

Al Futtaim Group
Cairo, Egypt

Ref: HP698-5005
Al Futtaim Group

The Role

The Role

Sales & Supply Support Senior - IKEA - Cairo Festival City - Cairo, Egypt

One of the companies bearing Al-Futtaim name is IKEA.

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 not only our furniture is down to earth, straightforward and inspiring, but so is our work ethics. Despite being the leading home furnishing retail franchisee across the world, we at IKEA 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 seeking to hire a Sales & Supply Support Senior. As a Sales & Supply Support Senior you will be responsible for integrating the retail 'communicating & selling' processes with the 'supplying' processes at store level, supporting the strong alignment between supply and demand needed to secure agreed service level at lowest cost and ensuring an efficient logistics operation in the store.

Your key accountabilties will include, but not limited to:

* Support the sales team with a forecast alignment for strategic articles, by highlighting discrepancies between central and country/store forecasts.
* Follow up on the agreed range for the store to ensure it is stocked and/or offered in the store; and for highlighting to the concerned party the need for any corrective action.
* Secure goods availability for customers at the lowest possible costs in order to strengthen the main objectives of IKEA to be a leader in life at home in our local market and achieve growth and sustained long term profitability.
* Work with the sales team and customer delivery centre to agree on the most commercial sell-out approach of discontinued articles offered via the central customer delivery channel in order to maximise sales and safeguard gross margin.
* Ensure all actions contribute on the financial results of this area as well as to the sales growth and to support the maintaining of the long-term profitability.
* Support the creation of an environment where the IKEA culture is strong and where the diversity of our customers and co-workers is valued.



To be successful in winning this role, you will be able to demonstrate:

* University graduate preferably with a major in logistics.
* 2-3 years of experience preferably in sales and logistics.
* Ability to work with schedules in order to maintain deadlines
* Excellent communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills.
* Ability to plan, implement and monitor the planned actions.
* Effectively work with others by developing trust and respect in order to achieve agreed goals.
* Implement change by looking for opportunities to make improvement in the way of work
* Prioritize and plan tasks to reach the targeted results.

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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