AF25389 - HSE Manager - UAE National | Retail Corporate | Head Office, Dubai

Department: Corporate Office
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2017

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.


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
About the Position:

We are currently seeking an experienced Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager who will be responsible for implementing, coordinating and managing the HSE Programmes in order to ensure AF Retail's compliance with the standard regulation and requirements imposed by Government Authorities.  This position will require you to regularly visit the AF Retail sites across all of the emirates to monitor and maintain the daily processes, make improvements where necessary, eliminate all potential risks and hazards and provide ongoing HSE Awareness training to all associates. 

You will be responsible for investigating accidents, injuries and occupational hazards and illnesses to determine causes and therefore implement preventative measures to avoid recurrence.  Building and maintaining relationships with local authorities and additional relevant organisations, it is essential that you remain constantly updated with the local regulations and requirements in order to facilitate any required changes.

About You:

It is essential that you are a university graduate whilst holding an NEBOSH or IOSH Certificate or equivalent will be advantageous.  You will have a proven track record in a HSE position and therefore have a sound knowledge in incident reporting, investigation and project process management.  

You must be self motivated, have the ability to analyse complex problems, evaluate options and make creative and informed recommendations to attain a robust HSE standard throughout AF Retail.  Having the ability to speak, read and write in both English and Arabic is essential for this role in order to maintain and develop the required internal and external relationships.

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.