Al Futtaim Group Dubai, UAE

Assistant Merchandiser - Kids Wear

  • Dubai
  • Al Futtaim Group Dubai, UAE
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-07-21

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Job Title: Assistant Merchandiser - Kids Wear

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Company: Al Futtaim Group Dubai, UAE

Start Date: 2024-07-06

End Date: 2024-07-21

Job Description

Overview of the role:

The Assistant Merchandiser is responsible for supporting the Senior Merchandiser and

Merchandiser of the BU.

He/She will produce reports, analyse these and recommend actions.

He/she will assist with the planning and product selection of the BU catalogues and


He/she will also ensure that trackers and data files are updated and maintained,

and for managing the allocation process.


What you will do:-

Description of Accountability:



  • Manage accurate BTF setting
  • Manage ratio balancing
  • Guide and train allocators
  • Manage and implement AI Allocation solution from Invent Analytics
  • Liaise with stores to understand regional needs



  • Generate accurate and clear reports
  • Maintain reporting process
  • Generate promotion tracking
  • Analyse weekly trade report and recommend action points
  • Report and flag best/worst sellers, analyse customer habits and understand product choices
  • Housekeeping of data
  • Produce and Analyse seasonal sales and recommend future buying



  • Assisting the Senior Merchandiser / Merchandiser in the Catalogue Buying process
  • Maintaining Core Buying sheet to calculate correct buying quantities – implementing Demand Planning solution
  • Data entry of buying quantities to IBT/Digital Range Building system
  • Preparing planograms using DRB
  • Using reporting to make meaningful comparisons against LY / Buying Budget/ Promotional calendar
  • Active role in generating IBO ranges
  • Awareness of the market and contribution to BU strategy
  • Passion for the M&S Brand and appreciation of product



  • First point of contact for stores in the event of stock related issues
  • Assist in weekly trade communications
  • Contribute to planning for retail conference
  • Understand transformation to digital mindset, ensure seamless journey for customer through product instore and online
  • Provide clear and accurate information for all business users
  • Good relationship with Principal
  • Ensure product data and descriptions online are customer friendly



  • Work to SMART Objectives, understand Strategic direction of travel and communicate tirelessly
  • Provide coaching for development and ensure succession within the team working with HRBP on Talent Management
  • Role model Al-Futtaim Way Behaviours and M&S Values

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