Regional Free Range Analyst | Market Specific | Retail | IKEA RSO Jebel Ali

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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 158848 

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

The Market Specific Specialist will Lead the work to ensure that product related market gaps Limited Collections, and opportunities, covering the 3 business dimensions Range & Communication, Meeting the Customer and Supply & Fulfilment, are integrated into the planning of the HFB, range offer portfolio and other global processes, to secure a relevant & commercial offer, Lead the interaction around new product request, in close co-operation with relevant stakeholders, across the value, chain, delivering simplicity and, speed to market.

What you will do

  • Take an active role in the Market Input assignment contributing to efficiency and effectiveness in regard to product related market gaps & opportunities
  • Lead the co-creation of Market Relevant range together with markets by using requests/inputs from Retail, HFB, Development Centres and Category/Material organizations to define the business potentials with entrepreneurial spirit and strong knowledge about the complete value chain constantly search for new business opportunities and to share, challenge and motivate the Sales & Range Team
  • Responsible to initiate and act on New Product Requests based on set principles.
  • Responsible for evaluation of product performance according to set criteria.
  • Secure that the limited collection MAN / OPT are well presented in all stores and grouped together in one location.
  • Act on product gaps connected to Cross Business Gaps & Opportunities in new markets.
  • Act as a role model leading by example and promoting the IKEA values and culture
  • Motivated by the IKEA vision, Idea and values.
  • Curious about what’s going on in the world and to embrace emerging new realities.
  • Curiosity for people’s life at home and motivated by creating a great customer experience in all meeting points.
  • Motivated by leading in the unknown in a fast-changing environment, where we are all constantly influencing and being influenced.
  • Motivated to set measurable goals and to deliver result with a holistic view, leading people and business together creating a great co-worker experience
  • Acting on set principles for new product request.
  • Evaluation of performance of developed new product request.
  • Limited Collection SSD & Sell off MAN/OPT

Required skills to be successful

  • Good leadership capabilities with the ability to nurture enthusiasm, willpower and co-creation growing the IKEA spirit.
  • Good systemic awareness with the ability to see the whole picture, building relationships with the stores CAL team and interacting with relevant parts in the IKEA network.
  • Good ability to lead through others, embracing thriftiness, simplicity, common sense and, above all, a “get-it-done” attitude.
  • Excellent ability to lead in the unknown, in a fast changing environment being open to doing things differently
  • Ability to combine working on a strategic level with acting on an operation/tactical level
  • Good communicator with the ability to inspire others and express yourself clearly

What equips you for the role

  • 2 to 3 years Retail Experience
  • Preferable IKEA Experience in Sales or Range
  • Advanced Computer skills (MS Office packages)
  • Operating systems Microsoft (Navision)
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to build working relationships.
  • Must be able to speak and understand English & Arabic
Dubai, AE