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S&OP Analyst

About Souq.com

Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 35 million visits to its catalogue of more than 1 Million unique products in 20 different categories, including consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products. Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

With more than 3,000 employees, we operate with the scale and ambition of a big corporation, but we cultivate a strong entrepreneurial and nimble mindset to ensure we execute with speed and efficiency. We have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.

Role Description: 

If you are an experienced supply chain professional with a passion to innovate and contribute in a fast paced growing environment- you might be a good fit to join Souq.com S&OP team. The S&OP team acts as bridge between business and operations teams and is responsible for seamless business planning and execution during peak and off peak periods while maximizing customer/seller experience. This role involves driving critical decisions with cross functional teams and senior leadership and demands strong program management skills along-with an ability to drive data driven discussions. The candidate is expected to have exceptional analytical, planning and written/verbal communication skills along with preferred experience in Forecasting, Sales & Operations Planning and Inventory management.

Responsibilities 

  • Set up robust processes to improve forecasting accuracy with an objective to minimize cost and maximize customer/seller experience
  • Support the business growth in constrained environments with Frugal and innovative solutions
  • Make the existing processes scalable by identifying and implementing available tools/automation
  • Rollout best practices from other geographies/ companies to minimize end to end supply chain losses
  • Utilize exceptional problem-solving and communication skills to influence business, operations and technical audiences
  • Program manage and drive decision making across cross functional teams and senior leadership

Basic qualifications

  • Candidates must be independent and flexible with solid communication skills and a strong customer focus
  • Outstanding analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Must be detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to own and follow through on issues
  • Candidate must have basic Supply Chain and Planning knowledge through work experience or coursework
  • Basic understanding in SQL, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and basic programming skills
  • At least 3-4 years of experience as an Operations/ Planning manager

Preferred qualifications

  • Engineering Degree, Masters in Management studies or MBA.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

 

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