Review planning and forecasting outputs and communicate KPIs to relevant team members.
Work closely with Demand Planners to understand expected forecasts.
Assist in the development of the Demand Plan where needed; determine what is required in the demand, supply, and inventory plans to support business needs.
Support demand team in the mitigation of specific factors (demand drivers, supply constraints) relevant within the category which must be carefully managed in the S&OP process.
Support any action plans involving price adjustments.
Inventory Management & Fulfilment:
Develop and test different options for stock size, composition, and age profile and recommend the optimum stock model to support agreed Demand and business plans
Implement inventory strategies based on cost-benefit analysis as defined by the strategic objectives and goals.
Set KPIs that align with multiple stakeholders’ objectives for inventory optimization to attain short term and long term goals
Lead supply planning efforts across functions to optimally fulfill business needs, including leading the S&OP process where required
Identify supply constraints that are business-critical and work with supply partners to try and improve them to enable improved planning, inventory, and service levels.
Identify gaps in current supply or Demand plans and propose remedial action.
Leverage order generation algorithms to ensure stock availability.
Monitor supply planning adherence to the demand plan.
Communicate to all relevant stakeholders about adherence to agreed inventory levels to ensure maintenance of performance and immediate response to developing issues
Identify constraints and options on available space and alert the business to impending issues
Develop suppliers to achieve capability levels required to support our business.
Secure supplier involvement in internal company initiatives where relevant (joint planning and stock management, new product development, etc) to give the business a strategic advantage.
Lead the specification and agreement of KPIs and SLAs with key suppliers ensuring legal compliance
Conduct an assortment of negotiations to accomplish organizational objectives.
Create options for contracting, sourcing, relationships, or risk improvement, using the category sourcing frameworks.
Assist in the setting of sourcing strategies to develop new and emerging sources of supply.
Validate assumptions and robustness of sourcing strategies.
Assess existing and prospective suppliers’ capabilities against evolving business needs and ensure that the business has an adequate and sustainable supply base
Ensure gaps in current and/or potential capabilities are clearly identified and plans are developed to deal with them
Partner with Group Logistics and Group Legal to determine the appropriate standard Incoterms approach to use for each type of cargo and address any violations or code of ethics breach.
Manage the transportation of a portfolio of different cargo types including optimizing fleets and maintaining a distribution network.
Challenge selected methods of transportation and recommend alternative approaches.
Prepare backup transportation routes to mitigate any potential risks.
Establish storage strategies and plans; set KPIs to ensure transactions, costs, and health and safety strategy expectations are met
Optimize stock allocation in warehouses
Select the appropriate options to maximize efficiency and service levels.
Ensure strategies, resources, and business processes are developed and in place to accommodate inventory returns and ensure inventory planning adjustments are made accordingly.
Partner with internal stakeholders to identify secondary markets or disposal facilities for unsold goods.
Cost Management & Analysis.
Apply cost modeling techniques to the internal flow of money and explain implications on revenue to management.
Implement financial analysis methods such as cost volume profit and cost/price models.
Identify, propose, and, if required, implement agreed on changes of portfolio mix in order to optimize the price/mix ratio
Assess sources of supply and costs using multitiered supply chain costing approaches and apply them throughout the life of a supply agreement.
Identify and implement, where required, opportunities to reduce cost and/or supply risk.
Assess macro-economic factors impacting the costs of products and follow trends to identify potential issues and opportunities
Leverage market data to analyze any type of external risk (macro-economic risks, foreign exchange risk) and recommend action plan to mitigate risks.
Design a framework on the acceptable levels of risk for the business in coordination with the business leadership
Supply Chain Planning.
Great understanding of each of the major Incoterms.
Understand how international trade works and knowledge of the ICC governing body and its official guidelines and terminologies.
Working experience with space optimization techniques.
Great understanding of the various techniques of handling inbound and outbound cargoes.
Understanding of multi-tiered supply chain costing models.
Great knowledge of macroeconomics factors.
Basic knowledge of network design parameters and counterbalancing metrics.
Comprehensive understanding of network optimization frameworks and software capabilities.
Able to lead top-to-top risk mitigation discussions with key supply partners.
Good understanding of major project management methodology.
Able to lead cross-functional/organizational project teams.
Familiar with the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control) methodology of Six Sigma and with important problem solving and kaizen (continuous improvement) tools and techniques such as FMEA, fishbone analysis, etc.
Strong understanding of present and up-and-coming technologies to accelerate the value of SCM
General awareness of procurement systems used within the industry and in-depth knowledge of the current organization’s system.
General awareness of demand planning systems used within the business.
Experience in warehouse and transportation management systems is a big plus.
2+ years of experience.
University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain, or any relevant field.
About Chalhoub Group
The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution, and marketing services based in Dubai, the Group has become a major player in the beauty, fashion, and gift sectors regionally.
Blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, the Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers. The Group is moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.