Our client is a retailer with a number of leading international furniture and home furnishings and accessories brands within its portfolio.
Reporting to the Supply chain Director.
Candidate is expected to travel to India, China – Middle East on Ad hoc basis
We are currently seeking a graduate calibre, experienced end to end supply chain planning specialist for the role of:
Oracle , WMS, RED Prarie SAP or similar ERP systems would be advantageous.
The successful candidate’s experience will include in-depth exposure to supply chain sales forecasting, inventory management, merchandising, category management, and inbound freight/logistics and supply chain planning experience gained within the furniture, home furnishings and home accessories sector.
This experience will ideally have been gained within a leading home furnishings, furniture or department store retailing environment. This is a strategic role managing a team of supply chain planning specialists and you will also be responsible for managing and negotiating relationships with international/3PL freight forwarding and shipping lines and international logistics providers as well as suppliers and leading furniture and furnishings brands.
The Ideal Candidate:
You will have a significant operational and strategic track record of international inbound logistics and supply chain forecasting, supply chain planning and supply chain development gained within the home furnishings, furniture and home accessories retail sector. This experience must have been gained within an international or large retailing organisation.
The ideal candidate will have excellent sales forecasting, merchandising, category management and inbound supply chain planning experience. If this is experience has been gained within the Middle East or Europe or Asia / Australasia with international home furnishings, then this will be particularly advantageous. Home furnishings supply chain experience is a prerequisite.
This role does not cover on the ground road transport or warehousing in the Middle East, just international freight and shipping movements in to the Free Trade Zone in Dubai. Experience of
Utilising your experience in the field, you will coach and mentor the supply chain team in order to establish and develop best practice within the division. Previous experience with Asian, American, European and MENA supply chains is desirable, however this position offers the opportunity for a candidate without prior experience of these varied markets to learn and develop on the job and so grow their own knowledge-base in the process.
You will manage all aspects of the Supply Chain, implementing systems for effective and accurate forecasting, inventory and replenishment at all levels. Manage supply arrangements, interacting strongly with specific brand support services and local Suppliers.
Monitor performance of the Supply Chain, develop budgets, and ensure timely and accurate information flows within and outside the Business.