Logistics Manager


Visa Sponsorship

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Job Description

As part of the Robinsons Logistics Team based in Dubai, you will be responsible for providing strategic direction and operational support to the Head of Logistics in the Premium Fashion and Department Store Division.

Primarily this position is responsible for the flow of the AFR Department Store Brands across the entire supply chain efficiently and within budget to meet business objectives and service levels both locally and internationally. The current portfolio of brands include Robinsons and John Lewis (brands will be added over time).

  • Control supply chain costs; reduce in lead time to stores, manage obsolescent stock, increase stock turns/product sell through and ensure maximum on shelf availability.
  • Develop clear logistics best practices and processes, and ensure these are communicated, and implemented across the MENA region in line with local requirements in each country;
  • Ensure that volume plans and forecasts are submitted to the 3PL and are accurate;
  • Focus on developing continuous improvement strategies, including quantitative analysis and evaluation of the supply chain and processes, to identify weak spots and develop optimisation scenarios.
  • Build strong relationships with all key stakeholders (e.g. suppliers, Logistics Service Providers, Brand Logistics, Buying, Finance, and Store Operations Managers) to effectively enable critical decision making that will impact stock availability, freight warehouse and distribution costs.

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have at least 10+ years' Retail supply chain management experience (fashion experience preferred) in an enterprise noted for using 'best practice' supply chain processes. You will hold an MBA (Preferably in Logistics or International Business) and qualifications in SCM/Logistics.

You will have good experience in developing, leading and driving strategic supply chain initiatives, evidence of strong relationship building skills that enables robust and effective stakeholder management and extensive experience in operating in an Outsourcing / or In-house Logistics Business Model within a Retail (ideally Fashion) Environment.

You will have local and global experience of 3PL and or freight forwarding, be analytical with high attention to detail and knowledge of warehouse, distribution, customs & cross border freight & 3PL management 

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