AF23596 - Senior SAP Consultant | Enterprise IT

Department: Enterprise IT
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 31-May-2016

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.


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 SAP delivery team (Retail) is responsible for planning, building and running SAP technology for Al-Futtaim Retail. The Sr SAP consultant (reporting directly to Head - SAP Delivery) will collaborate with team in managing support with agreed SLA and delivering RFC’s and projects on agreed timelines, Quality and cost. 

The Sr SAP Consultant (MM/WM) – Materials Management / Warehouse Management will be responsible for defining and supporting the Procure to Pay and end to end supply chain functionality.

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for the design, configuration, testing, implementation, documentation and maintenance of the SAP MM/WM environment.

The Senior SAP Consultant maintains a high degree of customer satisfaction in each of their customers through their installation, configuration, investigation, analysis, consulting, development, coaching, knowledge transfers and relationship building efforts.

Responsibilities will be to provide solution and map business process with system process, to work with other module team like Finance, EIM, EA and manage the smooth delivery of project and change requests and train junior team members.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage configuration and other business process related activities and should provide an expert level of skills & knowledge in the evaluation, development, testing and delivery of SAP application and business process developments, collaborate with the business in identifying functional requirements for process groups, and create corresponding technical specifications, create and modify SAP configurations using defined development standards, procedures, and design specifications, develop test scripts, perform unit testing, and contribute to integration testing of development objects, provide technical support to end users; diagnose and resolve application-related issues, identify root causes, as well as institute corrective actions and preventive measures, carry out detailed impact assessments for proposed change requests, proposing alternative cost-effective solutions where appropriate, ensure Change Controls are developed, tested & released according to an agreed schedule and ensure all high business impact changes are escalated as appropriate, and be expected to be involved in some support activities and a number of development activities and to have developed excellent business process design skills

About You:

Candidates must have the following to be eligable for shortlisting; a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, understanding and knowledge of SAP MM, WM, SD and Solman systems and Retail processes, project management methodologies, technical solution design frameworks, Solution Design Frameworks and methodology.

We are looking for candidates with 8+ years professional IT systems and SAP experience with a primary emphasis in configuration of MM/WM, coupled with 4 full life cycle implementations of SAP modules, experience with MM, WM, Supply chain, Sales and distribution process, other experience in Retail, SD, FI, CO, BW is preferred.

Experience using OSS, SAP Workflow, reporting concepts (e.g. List, Interactive, ABAP Query & ALV), programming concepts (e.g. Data Dictionary, LSMW, CATT, SAPScript, Portals, EDI, XML, BAPI, Authorizations), as well as development methodologies such as ASAP or ITIL preferred

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.