Who we are
We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.
To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together.
What you'll be doing
What we are looking is to add several Demand Planners to our Supply Chain Organization Our Demand Planner will ensure our company’s operations are timely, efficient, and cost-effective.
You will assist in all demand planning duties including estimating future product demand, analyzing inventory flow, and developing forecast models. To succeed in this role, you should be professional, highly-analytical, and possess excellent communication skills.
The successful candidate should also have an in-depth knowledge of advanced mathematical and forecasting practices.
Demand Planning and Analysis: Apply planning and forecasting techniques regarding demand and capacity and interpret and communicate results to relevant team members.
Seek new approaches to generate greater forecast accuracy and improved analysis of sales forecasts inputs.
Review sales inputs and ensure an appropriate Sales Forecast is developed and consistently renewed
Apply planning and modelling techniques to investigate and evaluate demand scenarios and the impact of relevant constraints in order to ensure an appropriate basis is selected for the Demand Plan
Seek opportunities to deploy improved tools and techniques to enable achievement of better plans and business decisions
Assist in the development of the Demand Plan; determine what is required in the demand, supply and inventory plans to support business needs
Supply Chain Planning: Collect and analyze data needed for and output from network design/optimization • Perform basic activities to manage the space at the location using siloed solutions (e.g. Excel, Access, CAD, etc.) System Capabilities & Technology: Submit new business requirements to tech team regarding systems and tools • Provide direction on significant deviations from the use of organizational systems • Utilize available systems according to the needs and demand of the business • Suggest improvement on localized system developments
What you’ll need to succeed
Able to lead top-to-top risk mitigation discussions with key supply partners • Good understanding of major project management methodology • Able to lead cross-functional/organizational project teams • Familiar with the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control) methodology of Six Sigma and with important problem solving and kaizen (continuous improvement) tools and techniques such as FMEA, fishbone analysis etc. • Strong understanding of present and up-and-coming technologies to accelerate the value of SCM • General awareness of procurement systems used within the industry and in-depth knowledge of current organization’s system • General awareness of demand planning systems used within the industry and in-depth knowledge of current organization’s system • Proficiency in demand planning systems and capable of delivering training initiatives • Experience in warehouse and transportation management systems is a big plus • 2+ years of experience • University degree in Business Administration
Competencies * Business Intelligence - CG * Interpreting the Impact of External Factors * Sales Forecasts and Analysis * Risk Assessment and Mitigation * Integrated Business Planning * Application of Technology * Demand Modelling and Planning * Supply Chain - Big Data Analytics * Supplier Relationship Management * Demonstrating Personal Resilience & Adapting to Change * Demonstrating Customer Centricity * Technical * Understanding & Developing Self * Driving Results * Communicating effectively * Collaborating & Influencing with Respect & Trust * Being Inclusive
What we can offer you
With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.
We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts. To view all our perks and benefits, click here.