Merchandise Manager

CARREFOUR - United Arab Emirates


Responsible for the availability of goods in the store as per merchandise strategy and store business plan. Selecting local vendors and suppliers and supporting contract negotiations. Ensuring the inventory level is kept at the most cost efficient level by implementing and monitoring the purchase strategy.


Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising, Business, Economics or equivalent

Very good negotiation skills

Knowledge of local laws, regulations and rules

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices an advantage

Good analytical skills of financial date preferred

English (Full professional proficiency - Required)

3 to 5 years professional experience

Minimum 3 years in FMCG or Retail Sales in Purchasing or Merchandising

Job Details

• Represent Majid Al Futtaim Retail in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers in line with strategy and internal guidelines

• Direct and coordinate activities of team members engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies

• Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures and monitor adherence

• Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials

• Analyse market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability, raise possible opportunities and threats and recommend areas of improvement

• Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales and propose them for contract negotiations

• Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers by ensuring full customer satisfaction

• Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment

• Maintain records of goods ordered and received

• Build sustainable relationship with suppliers and vendors in order to ensure best quality deliveries under competitive agreement terms

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