Space Planner (Merchandise Planner) – Plug Ins

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-4997
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Plug-Ins is a leading multi-brand consumer electronics and IT retailer in the UAE and acknowledged favourite with discerning customers. An Al-Futtaim group company, Plug-Ins represents over 350 leading brands through an established network of four stores located in popular shopping destinations: Dubai Festival City, The Dubai Mall, Al-Ghurair City and Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi. Plug-Ins enjoys high-brand recognition across the Middle East and is known for its leadership position and trend-setting initiatives. Plug-Ins has made buying electronics an enjoyable experience with customer friendly layout store layouts, excellent service and knowledgeable staff; all key ingredients of its customer service philosophy. Reputed for its extensive range of products, the electronics retail chain is underpinned by a team of product-savvy consultants who guide and assist customers in their purchasing decisions.

In this role you will be responsible for:

* Building and updating detailed CAD layouts and elevation-plans for all Plug-Ins stores as per actual space on site
* Translate preferred space mix for each store into fixture layouts on CAD
* Ensuring optimum use of floor space
* Creating planograms for each store as per product specific range plans
* Facilitate space allocation for branding opportunities at store level.

Requirements


Requirements


To be seriously considered for this role you must have 

* 4 years within a similar role in the electronics retail industry
* Certified course in Auto Cad
* Proficiency in Auto Cad & MS Office
* Strong analytical and organisational skills
* Ability to work with various functions
* Willingness to operate from shop floor as and when necessary

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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