AF24503 - Senior Project Manager (VAT Implementation) | Enterprise IT

Department: Enterprise IT
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 30-Oct-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.

Financial Services

Al-Futtaim is a trusted name in the financial services sector with over 30 years experience in the UAE.

Al-Futtaim’s financial services sector operations include 11 companies operate in 5 countries.

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:


As part of our Enterprise IT department the main function of this role is to Successfully deliver EIT assigned project(s) on time and within budget, ensuring that the project's objectives are met from while adhering to the EIT PMO standard methodology.  Includes the coordination with impacted business units, groups to manage change effectively to facilitate the realization of planned business benefits. This will be achieved by being successful in the following areas; Demand Management, Project Management, Leadership & Resource Management and Governance & Communication as detailed below. 

• Support GMs/Business Solution Leads in the development of business cases, solutions, overall buy-in to integrate initiatives in planning and budgeting cycles and demand management process.
• Manage one or more cross functional projects of medium to high complexity while ensuring compliance to the EIT standard project management methodology, processes & tools ensuring business value delivery
• Ensure delivery of projects on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectation
• Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers ensuring successful delivery from inception to service transition including organization change management and business benefits/value delivery
• Facilitate/Support Post Implementation review by business

• Effectively mobilize and manage project resources (manpower, equipment & material) and lead the team towards successful delivery of the project
• Allocate and assign project work assignments to resources in conjunction with the Delivery Head
• Manage relationships with key implementation vendors on projects; optimize engagement and drive execution through governance and the team
• Effective utilization of project team comprised of EIT FTs & contractual staff, mitigate team conflict and communication problems; motivate team to work together in the most efficient manner
• Facilitate/Support the change management aspects by demonstrating high level of maturity, leadership skills & sense of business expectations.
• Overall project governance and direction, implementing course corrections as needed. Duties shall focus on project monitoring, control, team integration, change integration, and corrective action as needed.
• Focal point for the program communications to sponsors, stakeholders and Program steering committee
• Ensure timely & relevant communication with all functional areas that impact scope, budget, risk, and resources of the work effort being managed 
• Ensure compliance with EIT standard PM methodology, IT Policies, Security Standards.

About You:

The minimum requirements we expect candidates to have for this role are:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related field; Or equivalent work experience.  

A Project Management Certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is required
7-10 years IT Experience, including 4 or more years managing projects; experience with projects in multiple technologies and functions. Working with SAP projects advantageous.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral & written) and ability to deal with different levels of people within the organization , Expertise in Microsoft packages, including Project, Powerpoint, Word and Excel 

Knowledge in Treasury/VAT/Finance/Banking preferred especially prior experience in implementing VAT


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.