Assistant Merchandiser - Food
Dubai, AE
منذ 14 يوم

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives.

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As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees.

You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas.

Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

We are currently looking for Assistant Food Merchandiser to join our Marks & Spencer merchandising team based in Dubai, UAE.

About the Role

The Assistant Merchandiser is responsible for identifying & delivering a range appropriate to the region, whilst working with the UK to ensure product & pricing strategy are correct and relevant for the MENA region and there by achieve the Key Business KPI’s of Sales, Cash Margin, Markdown Cost and Closing Stock

Key Accountabilities


  • Continuously search for Business Opportunities to increase Sales and Cash Margin
  • In depth knowledge of BU, Markets operated in and Key Competitor’s
  • Recommends & produces analysis to make good forward planning decisions
  • Plan appropriate Sales, Cash Margin and Space by BU / Department / Range
  • Plan accurate sales, OTB, waste, margin, and markdown.
  • Review range & space by BU / range / department
  • Input in promotional calendar, in line with markdown and margin targets by region
  • Improve current processes surrounding orders and forecasting - improve full price sales and reduce markdown & wastage

  • Management of Core Template to size level to drive Core Availability
  • Plan appropriate Good / Better / Best Offer
  • Authoritative Product / Range Statements

  • Detailed Preparation for UK Buying Fairs
  • Confident Product Selection and Range Balancing
  • Opportunity Buys to Support Marketing Strategy
  • Margin Optimization
  • Right balance of core & seasonal product

  • Attend weekly team meeting and suggest actions to drive business
  • Prepare Weekly Store Communication
  • Manage Replenishment by Type of Product / Market
  • Recommend consolidations to the Senior merchandiser
  • Assist in implementation of a robust Promotional Calendar
  • Effective Markdown Management

  • Conduct Quarterly Comp Shops
  • Report on Key Actions to remain Price Competitive
  • Report on Key Missed Opportunities
  • Engage in store visits

  • Build Good Relationships with colleagues within M&S
  • Build good relationships with M&S Operations Team, VM Team and Marketing Team
  • About You

    To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must educated with 5+ years of experience in food buying and merchandising.

    We’re here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish.

    Before you click apply : Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-

    crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities.

    We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

    As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process.

    We make every effort to review and respond to every application.

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