Category Manager - Dry

Date: 18 Sep 2023

Location: AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim Holding is the leading shopping mall, retail, communities, entertainment developer and operator in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia regions. With over 48,000 people, revenues of over US$ 11 Billion, and operations in 18 countries. Some of the iconic brands we carry include Mall of the Emirates, Carrefour, All Saints, Lego, City Center, Abercrombie & Fitch, & Vox Cinemas. We believe in making Great Moments for Everyone, Every day.


Category Manager - Dry | MAF Retail | UAE Head Office


The Category Manager - Dry is responsible for coordinating with buyers as well as supporting purchases for MAF Retail. The role holder is also responsible for assisting with selection and examining products that get to store shelves, in catalogues, and online.


  • Implement effective strategies for sourcing goods and maintaining desired stock levels.
  • Research and review new products to meet company's goals.
  • Prepare and review purchase details of orders and deliveries.
  • Research and suggest new suppliers with long-term cost savings or quality improvement.
  • Engage in souring the best quality products for competitive prices aligned with the organisation’s objectives.
  • Manage the issuances of tenders and RFQs to the market in coordination with the relevant business users within MAF Retail.
  • Implement negotiation strategies to secure profitable deals.
  • Identify profitable suppliers and initiate partnerships.
  • Cultivate relationships with existing and future suppliers.
  • Develop reports on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Control spending and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Communicate with Sales Development frequently to better understand the needs of MAF Retail.


  • 5 – 7 years in similar position
  • 2 – 4 years in retail/FMCG industry is preferred
  • Strong business communication and presentation skills
  • Strong team player and time management skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel Suite
  • Strong English language skills (Speaking, Reading and Writing)


  • At Majid Al Futtaim, we’re on a mission to create great moments, to spread happiness, to build, experiences that stay in our memories for a lifetime. We’re proud to say that over the past 27 years, we have built a reputation as a regional market leader in what we do. Join us!
  • Work from any country in the world for 15 days a year.
  • Work in a friendly environment, where everyone shares positive vibes and excited about our future.
  • Work with over 50,000 diverse and talented colleagues, all guided by our Leadership Model.