Al Futtaim- Inventory Control Team Leader | IKEA

Al Futtaim- Inventory Control Team Leader | IKEA

Inventory Control Team Leader | IKEA

Posted: Today
Place: Sharjah
You have a passion for logistics and to work in a fast- paced and constantly changing retail environment. You are driven to exceed goals through people. You have interest for home furnishing, people life at home, and the IKEA range.

What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:

Live and share the IKEA values every day

Graduate (Bachelor of Commerce) / Business Management

5 – 7 years Logistics, goods flow and supply chain management experience, IKEA experience preferred

Knowledge of retail operations

Advanced Computer skills (MS Office packages) and operating systems (Navision)

Excellent written and verbal English

Ability to manage a high- volume and vibrant retail environment.

About the role

You will manage the Inventory Department of the IKEA store and support the sales departments. You will maintain consistent stock balances by adhering to strict inventory control procedures. You are responsible to monitor system processes and operating procedures ensuring smooth data flow, sales space capacities, recovery and physical movement of stock.

Key Specific Accountabilities:


Maintain consistent stock balances by adhering to strict inventory control procedures.

Reviews and upgrades inventory procedures as per the group policy and recommending it to the management and group audit for review.

Manage daily routines to ensure store In Shape as new everyday.

Work with Range to plan Sales and Store capacities.

Be responsible for coordinating annual and perpetual inventories for the store.

Analyzes stock deviation and discrepancies ascertaining a tolerance level for shrinkage.

Designates the task of updating stock files to Inventory Assistant.

Obtain and coordinate store requirements, to liaise efficient opening/closure of the store, deal with customer guidance and complaints and supervise all operating departments

Review and monitor daily and monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and analysis reports on various measurable factors against benchmarked figures (e.g. reports relating to delivery accuracy, shrinkage, discontinued and sales lists, stock levels, stock ageing, etc.).

Analyzes variances, explores problem areas and utilizes them for continuous improvement and appropriate recommendations


Work together with the Logistics, Sales, Communication and Interior Design teams on sales space optimization and regular replenishments through the analysis of stock movements.

The job holder is responsible for overstock and concrete articles.

Acts as an interface between the Retail Warehouse and the Store to secure all administrative routines influencing the stock balance are maintained consistently.

Secure routines maintaining the Basic Data Quality and efficient ordering which support lowest possible cost to strengthen IKEA’s position as the best home furnishing store in local market.

Health and Safety requirements for loading and unloading trucks.

Support regional requirements.

Plan space capacity for peak trade.

Concrete and slow sellers to be pushed through with Trinity.


Be responsible for the annual Operational Review for the Supply Chain and Logistics Consultants.

Periodically meets with the AF Group audit team for the assessment and validation of the inventory process of IKEA which includes the existing procedures, business application, documentation and final approvals of stock shrinkages after stock take.

People Management & Development

Supervise the Inventory Control team to ensure highest level of work efficiency, and control operational costs.

Ascertain adequate training and development initiatives to secure quality performance and succession needs.


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