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Head of Finished Vehicle | Logistics | Al Futtaim Logistics

Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 145101 

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview of the role


We are currently looking for Head of Finished Vehicle Logistics, this role will ensure the profitability and growth of the Finished Vehicle Logistics Divisions through efficient and effective management, strong proactive leadership, strong Employee Engagement and Key Customer interaction. Responsible for all the operational and financial performance of the Finished Vehicle Logistics Department of Al Futtaim Logistics, Dubai and Abu Dhabi – ensuring P&L net contribution as per budget. The role is responsible for developing and maintaining customer and stake holders’ relations


What you will do

- The role is a specialist function and is limited in the market. Job Holder should oversee the entire operations and financial performance of the Finished Vehicle Logistics Department within Al Futtaim Logistics for Dubai and Abu Dhabi

- Accountable for the growth, success, and operational/financial results of Finished Vehicle Logistics.
- Fully responsible for bringing new third party business to each business unit
- To increase the % third party business vs intercompany business
- Actively define and participate in the yearly planning to ensure daily, weekly, and monthly targets are achieved as set out in the Service Level Agreement (SLA).
- Responsible of BU P&L and Budget to monitor progress and control cost within the Sector
- Develop Operating Plans and ensure targets have been achieved through regular review
- Report Monthly KPI’s & Financials to the Management/Customer
- Developing SOPs to maintain a clear and transparent system processes
- Maximize the use of SAP to ensure smooth, on-time and auditable order generation, invoicing and distribution
- Review regularly statistical reports concerning the customer, competition, and the market coverage/share.
- Act as a point of first contact for the customer for all contracts in the BU to maximize communication & action between all parties in the supply chain so as to maximize final service delivery to the client.

Required skills to be successful

- Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:  Bachelor’s degree in Economics / Engineering and master’s degree in Business Administration
- Experience: Minimum 8 years managerial experience in a transport/automotive environment
- Job-Specific Skills: Knowledge of GCC road networks and operations, Fleet Management, Pre-delivery Inspection of the new vehicles, routing, and scheduling.
- Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality

About the team

The role will report to the Managing Director, and you will be managing a team of 250 employee with 7 direct reports covering both Dubai and Abu Dhabi Logistic Centers.


What equips you for the role

Knowledge of GCC road networks and operations, Fleet Management, Pre-delivery Inspection of the new vehicles, routing, and scheduling.


About Al-Futtaim Automotive
A major division of the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, Al-Futtaim Automotive is an industry leader with presence in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Our core business activities at Al-Futtaim Automotive include distribution, manufacturing, leasing and aftersales, and we are firmly established as the regional representative of some of the world’s most iconic automotive brands: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Volvo and RAM.
We are driven by a customer-centric approach, constantly pushing the boundaries on innovation, quality standards, and value-added service across our vast universe of customers - right from motoring enthusiasts to fleet operators to contractors. Our mission is to become the leader in custom-made mobility solutions by delivering nothing less than world-class omni-channel experiences. 
We channel our local expertise and global trust to deliver one of the most comprehensive portfolios of mobility products and solutions, from passenger cars to SUVs, electric vehicles to high-performance motorbikes, commercial vehicles to industrial & construction equipment.
What keeps the company moving forward is a 9000-member strong team, with inspiring possibilities for growth, throughout the career path. This is Al-Futtaim Automotive and we empower talent to move forward.