Product Specialist | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

Product Specialist | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

2-5 years
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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 112562
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:
This role supports the management and sourcing of AFTERMARKET Parts (in AF called OES). He/She will assist to create and update comprehensive industry, competitor and vendor information including, but not limited to, market share, growth projections and market trends. He/She will maintain up-to-date knowledge of all the AFTERMARKET parts sources, evaluating their credibility and potential utility and leverage them across the company where appropriate.
Category Manager assistant manager supports the Product Manager in the overall strategy for a product or families of products to achieve assigned goals:
  • Product Cycle life manage,
  • Coordinates with sales channels to plan supplies
  • Vendors management
  • Manages USP & marketing, Pricing, catalog, new product
  • Builds category insights and proposals by analyzing marketing and customer data and monitoring relevant market conditions.
  • The role interfaces directly across all AF Aftersales division channels: Tier2 (Automall and Fast Fit), B2B (dealers, Fleets, ..), AF Body & Paint repair shop, OEMs Al Futtaim dealerships (Toyota Lexus, Honda Volvo).

Some Key Focus Areas
  • Partner Development
  • Centre of Excellence
  • Market Intelligence
  • Lost Sales Management
  • Order Management
  • Branch Supply Management

About You
Education - A business or technical degree is preferred.
Minimum Experience and Knowledge:
  • Expert knowledge of direct experience in aftermarket parts sales industry is essential.
  • At least 2 years of experience at an Original Equipment supplier or a major AFTERMARKET vendor
  • AFTERMARKET Parts knowledge & procurement
  • SAP & SYNCRON system knowledge is preferable

Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:
  • Strong data analytical, evaluation and interpretation skills, including business acumen
  • Target oriented and drive to exceed demanding challenges
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills able to drive best practices and productivity
  • AFTERMARKET/OEM Parts knowledge & procurement.

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