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Goods Flow Manager

Secunderabad, Telangana
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Lead, organise and inspire the goods flow team in the store to secure availability, efficient execution of the replenishment process and picking in the store.Use existing specialist goods flow knowledge and work together with Sales and Supply Support and the commercial team to co-ordinate and optimise goods flow operations in the store. This will result in agreed product availability for customers and the correct quality of the goods flow process at the lowest possible costs. ESSENTIALS FOR THE ROLE Experience of working in a retail and/or logistics role, including previous management experience of leading others. Ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English. Ability to work through others, set priorities, delegate responsibility and give open and honest feedback. Ability to inspire and engage others. Business-minded with a clear customer focus. Show potential to apply tactical and operational thinking. Experience of setting and implementing action plans and providing clear directions and following up goals. Ability to meet agreed budgets and goals, and work on plans over a number of years. Experience of leading in a changing environment. Ability to work during early and late hours of the day. Ability to think commercially by balancing efficiency, inspiration and profitability. Ability to reflect and find value and ideas in collaborating with others. Desire to work for a values-driven company. Experience of working in a fast-paced retail or logistics environment. Experience and interest in retailing and/or home furnishing. Experience of leading and managing a team preferably gained in retailing and/or logistics.JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITIES Understanding of budget, cost and key performance indicators and how to use them to plan, follow up and steer the business. Analytical and numerical skills. Skilled in creating an efficient and cost-effective commercial performance. Skilled in retail and/or logistics processes, tools and working methods. Understand the Global Service Protocol and local appendices relating to transport and delivery. A proven record of successful leadership. Ability to lead based on performing and delivering while learning and developing. Ability to build trust and communicate in a clear and targeted way with different people in various situations. Ability to manage a high-volume and vibrant retail environment. Ability to make things happen with flexibility, speed and simplicity. Ability to manage operational performance while considering tactical plans. Ability to work during early and the late hours of the day.OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE Lead the store goods flow team and work with the country In-store Logistics and the store commercial team to secure the highest goods availability for customers at all times and at the lowest possible cost. Contribute with relevant goods flow input and feedback to the store business plan and logistics action plan. Ensure the agreed logistics actions from the store business plan are implemented in the goods flow process. Secure the quality of products, merchandising, stock accuracy and customer shopping experience in the store. Secure correct usage of short- and mid-term capacity needs by creating operating capacity through space optimisation using available working methods and routines. Work closely with the Sales and Supply Support Manager to secure a common short- and mid-term capacity plan by adjusting the supply to the store in order to maximise efficient logistics operations with the right balance in smooth incoming volume. Identify, recruit and develop the many talents in the goods flow team to secure succession planning. Live the IKEA values and nurture a strong and thriving IKEA culture that inspires colleagues to reach extraordinary achievements in the store and especially in the goods flow team. Ensure that the goods flow team works in compliance with the IKEA code of conduct, internal IKEA regulations and local legislation relating to health, safety and security and the environment. Secure an efficient goods flow process in the store, including adherence to the Global Service Protocol. Contribute to the lowest possible costs by addressing root causes and taking actions to correct inefficiencies and find better ways of working. Contribute to positioning IKEA retailers and the IKEA Brand as responsible partners in lowering environmental impact by taking relevant actions that contribute to achieving long-term profitability in a sustainable and environmental way.
Additional Degree: BA (Arts) | B.Com. (Commerce) | B.Pharm. (Pharmacy) | B.Plan. (Planning) | B.Sc. (Science) | BBA/ BBM/ BBS | BCA (Computer Application) | Diploma-Other Diploma | B.Ed. (Education) | BHM (Hotel Management)

Experience: 2-7


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