Buyer | Toys R US | Dubai ,UAE

Buyer | Toys R US | Dubai ,UAE

4-7 years
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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 114263
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. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get The chance to push the limits every single day.
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, 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.
About the Role
To develop strategies that maximise the Girls and Outdoor business for GCC & Egypt and deliver profitable results and manage key business categories for growth. To manage 100+ international & Local vendors establishing merchandise strategies and negotiating lower cost prices. To manage a team who will select merchandise based on trend, place orders and remain involved in inventory distribution for assigned categories. Research new trends or advances in product lines to make appropriate buying decisions. Partner with cross functional team members to develop key concepts and items, promotional strategies and assortments that are brand appropriate. Influence the product development process, financial planning and visual merchandising and marketing strategies.
Key Role Specific Accountabilities
  • With the Buying Manager set the yearly buying budgets for all assigned categories.
  • Develop the overall strategy and merchandise direction for Girls, Outdoor, Family & Learning & Apparel in support of the total company direction.
  • Direct buyers to develop assortments that support the needs of the customer and the financial objectives of the Girls, Outdoor, Family & Learning and Apparel categories.
  • Work with the buyers to strengthen market relationships and knowledge of market trend, competitor's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ensure that pricing, promotional strategies, and marketing support the financial objectives of the Girls, Outdoor, Family & Learning and Apparel categories.
  • Work with the Operations Manager, Visual Merchandising Manager & Logistics Manager to develop by-store assortment plans that support overall strategy of in-stock positioning for key merchandise categories, classifications, items and vendors,
  • Work with internal teams (Marketing Manager/ Visual Merchandising Manager/ Store Manager/ Accounts Department), supporting services (Warehouse, Logistics) to promote timely communication and cooperation between stores and resources on various business activities/developments (promotions, sale planning and store openings)
  • Manage, coach and develop the buying team.

About You
Any relevant degree - SAP Knowledge is essential.
Minimum Experience and Knowledge:
Minimum 4 years merchandising experience
Knowledge of the local market - preferable
Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:
Strategic planning and analytical skills. Influencing and negotiating skills.
Highly organized and ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities
Strong communication skills, confident decision maker, leadership skills and strategic thinker.
Ability to lead, develop and motivate.
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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