AF25131 - Business Sector Manager - Supply Chain and Project Management | Al Futtaim Logistics

Department: Al Futtaim Logistics
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 06-Dec-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 is regarded as a pioneer in the region’s automotive industry. The company imported the first consignment of Toyota vehicles to the UAE and established Al-Futtaim Motors in 1955.

Al-Futtaim represents 44 automotive brands across 16 countries and encompasses every aspect of the business:

  • Passenger and commercial vehicles sales
  • Manufacturing agricultural vehicles
  • Construction equipment sales and service
  • Used car sales
  • Rental and leasing

Al-Futtaim Logistics

Al Futtaim Logistics is the leading regional provider of world class Supply Chain Solutions rated among the top 5 Logistics companies in Middle East spread over 2 million sq. feet of existing warehousing and over 15 million sq. feet of existing open storage (auto/industrial) across the UAE. It also has a fleet strength of more than 500 vehicles, with operations in Gulf countries, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Our eMDedding in the Al Futtaim Group results in us providing wide ranging capabilities extending to:

  • Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance
  • Warehousing and Contract Logistics
  • Goods Transportation and Distribution
  • People Transportation
About the Position:

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Business Sector Manager to oversee all operations within the Supply Chain and Project Management department of AF Logistics.  The role will be based in Dubai and will report into the Managing Director.  The main purpose of this role is to ensure the profitability and growth of all new business opportunities are efficiently and timely managed. The Business Sector Manager will coordinate between all stakeholders and oversee the various issues related to the project and ensure that all deadlines are met on time.  Projects from Automotive, Contract Logistics, Transport and Freight will be handled efficiently and with strong proactive leadership, Employee Engagement and Key Customer / Stakeholder interaction.


It is the responsibility of the Business Sector Manager - Supply Chain and Projecy Management to oversee all the operational and financial performance of the new business in expanding regions and activity of Al Futtaim Logistics – ensuring P&L net contribution as per budget. The Business Sector Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining customer and stake holder’s relations.

About You:

To be considered for this role you will ideally have a minimum 5 years managerial experience in a Transport / Automotive environment

Bachelor’s degree in Economics / Engineering and Master’s degree in Business Administration .MBA would be an advantage.  Regional experience would be a distinct advantage. You will be seen as an inspirational, self-motivated leader and a strong advocate of employee and customer engagement by way of openness and transparency. A member of cross functional committees that subscribe to formulating, sharing and adopting world class practices across the business.

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.