AF25636 - General Manager - Mergers and Acquisition | Al Futtaim Finance

Department: Al Futtaim Finance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 28-Feb-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.


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 Finance

Al Futtaim Finance (AFF), a Central Bank of UAE regulated entity, is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Al-Futtaim Group, the leading business conglomerate of UAE. AFF specializes in providing a range of innovative consumer finance products to customers across the UAE.

About the Position:

The GM of Automotive Mergers & Acquisitions is responsible for strategic planning, analysis of new business investments, pre-deal due diligence and post-merger integration. You will work in a cross functional environment and provide day-to-day support to the Group Business Development team in the execution of strategic initiatives.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating as the automotive interface, supporting this group M&A team on “winning” an acquisition and subsequently managing all elements of integration and day to day operations for a handover period post acquisition 
  • Lead a team of professionals supporting Mergers and Acquisitions transactions from initial term sheet draft through financial due diligence, contract structuring, integration planning and execution. 
  • Manage broad based individuals who lead various operational functions in the development and formulation of industry, market, clinical / technical and, financial analysis, to support proposed investments and structure deals. 
  • Assist with the creation of all phases of a business case (market analysis, strategic fit, financial models, and integration plans) and the communication of the business case to all internal stakeholders, including Business C-level suite of executives. 
  • Monitor finance readiness plans through implementation to identify the most optimal path to integration and identify opportunities to increase efficiencies.



About You:

To be eligible for this position, we require the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Engineering or Finance.
  • Your experience should include proven domain expertise in automotive environments, including a thorough understanding of principle relationship management and negotiation and including aspects of general management to include sales, service, parts, body-shop and assembly.

 Job-Specific Skills:

  • Ability to travel extensively including long periods our of country.
  • Knowledge of Mergers and Acquisitions, including pre-deal operations due diligence, integration planning, synergy and cost savings analysis, and/or post-close transformation. 
  • Proven abilities related to project management with a merger or acquisition or similar project with multiple stakeholders in a fast paced working environment.


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.