Logistics Executive

Al-Futtaim - Dubai

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

About the Role

The Logistics Executive is responsible for providing executive administrative support for Watsons in a pro-active manner and with minimal supervision. The primary focus of this role is to manage end to end logistics of all beauty products within the UAE & non-UAE regions.


Key Specific Accountabilities:

Work closely with Third Party Logistics (3PL) Warehouse on Inbound Logistics

  • Inbound shipment tracking (Watson SC -> 3PL), co-ordinate inbound to FTZ
  • Importation and distribution of retail consumables, store fittings, POSM
  • KPI’s as per Watsons/Al Futtaim best practice
  • Liaise with Buying & SC to meet OSA
  • Lead time - responsible point up stream (Supply point, JAFZ to RDC)

Coordinate with 3PL warehouse and delivery partner on Outbound Logistics management

  • Managing warehousing operations
  • Stock delivery from FZ to UAE stores
  • Regional and cross dock distribution
  • Local supplier store delivery coordination
  • KPI’s as per Watsons/Al Futtaim best practice
  • Product cycle time; arrival to dispatch lead time/ performance
  • Accuracy; PPA gross (absolute)
  • DOT Delivery on time

Reporting, ways of working

  • 121 with buying, planning and operations team
  • Chair weekly call & report: volume brief commentary on priorities, headlines KPIs, with 3PL warehouse
  • Weekly and monthly review/report month/year to date (YTD)

E-commerce operations management

  • Manage last mile e-commerce operations
  • Coordinate with delivery partner on delivery accuracy and performance
  • Day to day coordination with stores/ service partner and CC

Manage exports and documentation to other GCC from UAE central distribution centre complying with country requirement and regulations
Oversee work of 3Pl warehouse in receiving, storage, handling, distribution to UAE and exports to other countries


About You

To be successfully considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Graduate in Supply Chain or Logistics
  • 2 - 4 years Logistics and Warehouse experience, ideally from retail or logistics companies
  • SAP expertise, MS Office Applications, especially Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Highly organized, attention to detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Pro active and flexible
  • Able to handle numerous tasks at one time and prioritize them effectively
  • Interpersonal skills ability to interact professionally with high level executives on regular basis, Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality

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