Inventory Controller - Retail

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Employment: Full Time

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group's entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview of the role

T he Inventory Controller fully follows operating procedures, and provides inventory control service, ensuring that the stocks are available when needed and that stock movement is accurately tracked and maintained through the entire process and stock loss risks are minimized.

What you will do

Tracking shipments
- Controlling the product's inputs & outputs from warehouses/ Other Stores. Stock discrepancy during receiving must be escalated to the supplier/sender by raising an SRD report.
- Coordinate until the SRDs are adjusted in the system. Tracking & updating stocks both on Incoming/Outgoing Log Books & in the system.

Stock Accuracy Checks
- Avoiding product shortages by investigating on a weekly basis. Perform investigations based on Stock Accuracy Checks
- Segregation of Damages in the stock room. Ensuring the movement of the damaged units/ Uniforms to SOF.

Support to the events
- Prepare the store for marketing events (if any), and arrange for stock count procedures (additional cartons and segregating stocks for easy scanning/counting purposes).

Missing Barcodes
- Must accurately record the quality, quantity, type, style, and other inventory characteristics so the store team clearly understands what is and isn't available in case the barcode is unidentifiable.
- This needs to be sent to the brand team in Dubai for further assistance with the barcode. All such merchandise is to be separately put up in the stock room with the updated information in the form of report to the OPM on a monthly basis.

Physical presence during maintenance work
- Presence during any maintenance-related work activity in the store (Often the night after the store closing).

Budgeting and Finance
- Must be involved in the annual business planning and manage monthly budgets .
- Will create PO, track invoices, and ensure the work is completed with the allocated SLA and invoiced by the Service Provider (if required).

Asset Management
- Have to manage all the non-merchandise assets stored inside stock rooms for business-related activity purposes.

Required Skills to be successful
- Possess a high professional level in written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels.
- Problem-solving skills

What equips you for the role

Minimum Qualification and Knowledge

Education : Diploma/ Highschool or equivalent

Minimum Experience

At least 1 - 2 years in a Retail stock handling role in Kuwait is a must.

Behavioral Competencies
- Strong hands-on experience in handling big-size shipments and accuracy in counting.
- Good communication skills. To be able to speak with the vendors/ delivery personnel at stock receiving.
- Time management and relationship-building skills.

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer's in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.

Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference...


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 Groups 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 Groups 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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