Supply Chain Analyst – Casual Dining – Kuwait – M.H. Alshaya Co. – Kuwait

The Role:

Generate demand forecasts for food brands at multiple levels of aggregation (SKU, Brand, Market) for agreed time horizon in a periodic manner.

The below Key Performance Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Review historical sales/consumption trend, identify demand drivers, seasonal trends that would determine the future demand
  • Utilize key analytical skills and expertise to translate available insights into future demand with the help of industry standard statistical models
  • Close collaboration with Brands, Marketing, Finance to ensure relevant and up-to-date information on sales, promotional activities, and other demand drivers are available in a timely manner.
  • Ensure demand forecasts are generated as per agreed timelines which incorporates current and accurate information that allows supply chain with appropriate information to plan future demand and fulfil ordering process
  • Evaluate and monitor forecast accuracy periodically to identify problematic areas and take corrective actions to maintain accuracy at target levels.
  • Experience:
  • Must have minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word and industry standard statistical models/ platforms.
  • Experienced user of major demand planning software solutions such as Oracle, JDA, SAP
  • Skills:

  • Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Effective communicator and able to influence others
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Identify and attempt to resolve any threats to key supply chain objectives (cost, service, inventory, availability) and escalate issues early to line management so that good communication of risks to success can be achieved.
  • About Alshaya Group:

    As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.
    Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.

    Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.

    From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.

    Job Details

    Posted Date: 2019-05-02
    Job Location: Kuwait
    Job Role: Logistics and Transportation
    Company Industry: Retail/Wholesale

    Preferred Candidate

    Career Level: Mid Career

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