AF24115 - GM- Retail Leasing | Al Futtaim Retail Corporate | Dubai, UAE

Department: Corporate
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 30-Sep-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.

Retail

The foundation of Al-Futtaim’s retail network was established in the early 1990s with the launch of the internationally renowned and popular IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and ACE franchises in the UAE.

Representing some of the world’s most popular international brands, Al-Futtaim’s retail network extends throughout the UAE, GCC and North Africa and has a significant presence in Singapore and Malaysia following the acquisition of The Robinson Group in 2008.

In 2012, Al-Futtaim acquired a shareholding in Royal Sporting House, which is active in distribution, direct retail stores and shop-in-shops. The Singapore-based fashion, sports and lifestyle retail giant has 600 stores and many additional points of sale are spread around the world with over 399 in South East Asia, over 74 in the Middle East and over 126 in the South Pacific region.

  • 837 stores in 18 countries
  • Occupies 5.6 million sq. ft. of retail space
  • 13,000 employees
  • Serves 30 million customers each year

Corporate

Toyota, Honda, Marks &Spencers, Ikea, Toys R Us and Dubai Festival City are just some of the amazing stable of world renowned brands managed by the Al Futtaim Group of Companies. Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses in the Gulf region. Today, Al-Futtaim operates through more than 65 companies in sectors as diverse as commerce, industry and services, and employs in excess of 20,000 people across the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Pakistan, Singapore and Europe.

Al-Futtaim is regarded as a pioneer in the Gulf region's Automotive industry and encompasses every aspect of the Automotive business; from passenger and commercial vehicles and construction equipment sales and service, to used car sales and rental and leasing. The Automotive Division is currently eMDarking on an aggressive 5 years expansion plan

About the Position:

As part of Retail Leasing & Development team, you will be responsible for sourcing and securing new properties for Business expansion across the MENA Region in line with the Group‘s Retail Real Estate Strategy and managing the existing property portfolio to ensure that all stores are commercially viable.

 

You will  prepare plans, proposals and feasibility studies in line with the business objectives; approach developers and present the Al Futtaim retail portfolio, negotiate commercial terms and legal/ contractual issues to enable successful signing of the agreements; coordinate all aspects of retail leasing to enable a smooth transition from site selection to allocating the space to the relevant brand portfolios; conduct periodic analysis of property developments within the MENA region and propose brand placement and allocations in line with the development and the market segment it is envisaged to cater to

About You: You should be educated to a Bachelor degree level, having an MBA would be desirable. Also, you should have at least five years of management experience in Leasing & Property preferably in a Retail industry, managing Leasing team as well.
You should be able to prioritise and oversee multiple assignments and be flexible towards working hours and frequent travel abroad. You should be able to manitan directions and focus through proactive planning and orginised approaches to work, demonstrating initiative, resourcefullness and high degree of accountability. 

Al-Futtaim offers a highly engaging and supportive work environment in a culture that recognizes and rewards quality performance.
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.