Thursday, June 21, 2018

Capacity Planning Analyst



 About Souq.com<br/>Souq.com (an Amazon company) 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 600,000 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.<br/>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.<br/>Role Description:<br/>Capacity Planning team is responsible for ensuring the availability of optimal storage and processing capacity at all times. As capacity planning analyst, the candidate will need to understand the business growth plans and project the capacity requirement for coming years. He/she will be required to optimize the fulfilment speed and cost of network. Apart from long term decisions, candidate will also be involved in managing the existing network's capacity, especially during the peak times. Considering the nature of this role, candidate is required to have the ability to think long term while maintaining the eye for detail during day to day capacity management. 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. He/ She should have exceptional analytical, planning and written/verbal communication skills along with preferred experience in Capacity/Inventory management.

Responsibilities<br/>· Collaborate with business team to finalize the long term strategic and operational plans.<br/>· Set up robust processes to project long term capacity requirements as per the long term plans<br/>· Optimize the current/future network in order to minimize cost, maximize customer/seller experience while ensuring the availability of required capacity at all times<br/>· Support the business growth in constrained environments with Frugal and innovative solutions<br/>· Make the existing processes scalable by identifying and implementing available tools/automation<br/>· Rollout best practices from other geographies/ companies to minimize end to end supply chain losses<br/>· Utilize exceptional problem-solving and communication skills to influence business, operations and technical audiences<br/>· Program manage and drive decision making across cross functional teams and senior leadership

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
· Candidate must be independent and flexible with solid communication skills and a strong customer focus<br/>· Outstanding analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills<br/>· Should be able to think long term along with strong attention to detail<br/>· Candidate must have basic Supply Chain and Planning knowledge through work experience or coursework<br/>· Basic understanding in SQL, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and basic programming skills<br/>· At least 3-4 years of experience as an Operations/ Planning manager

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Engineering Degree, Masters in Management studies or MBA.<br/>· Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

About the Company
Souq.com - the Middle East's online marketplace.

We connect people and products - opening up a world of possibility. From bracelets and backpacks to tablets and toy cars - we give you access to everything you need and want. Our range is unparalleled, and our prices unbeatable.

Driven by smart technology, everything we do is designed to put the power directly in your hands - giving you the freedom to shop however, whenever and wherever you like.

We're trusted by millions, because we don't just deliver to your doorstep, we were born here. With Souq.com you'll always be getting a good deal - with exceptional service that makes your shopping experience as easy and seamless as possible.

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