AF22749 - Retail Solutions Head | Al Futtaim Group EIT | Dubai, UAE

Department: Enterprise IT
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 18-Feb-2016
Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Group

Al-Futtaim Group Divisions include Al-Futtaim Travel, GMASCO, and shared services for IT, Finance and HR. Audit, Legal, Treasury and Investment Management are also managed at a Group level.

Enterprise IT

Al-Futtaim Enterprise IT provides support to the Al-Futtaim Group across all geographies. It manages the IT application and infrastructure across various lines of business including Automotive, Retail, Real Estate and Financial Services. The core components of EIT are Business Application Management, Infrastructure &Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Service Management, Information Security, IT Procurement and IT Governance.

About the Position:

The Retail Solutions Head is responsible for managing IT landscape of over 1000 stores spread across 19 plus geographies.

In this role, you will be accountable for the delivery of key transformational projects, IT strategy and roadmap, vendor relationship, manage the product lifecycle, effective resource planning, ensure system uptime, and support group initiatives such as CRM and eCommerce.

About You:

To be considered for this role, you must be an Engineering graduate or equivalent with 10 years domain experience, at least 5 years experience managing similar roles.

You should be familiar with the following:

  • implementation and manage operations of Front end systems from different POS technologies like Microsoft RMS, AX, Retail Pro, Oracle retail, Wincor NIXdRoff, ETP, Retaligence, etc
  • development platforms like .net, Delphi, JAVA
  • database managements like MS SQL, MYSQL, Oracle
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
 
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.