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Business Support Manager | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

Date: 08-Sep-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 105728 

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

Business Support Manager | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

About the Role:
The mission of the newly created New Business, Strategy and Transformation department (NBST) is to set the future strategy of automotive division, leading transformation projects, provide a consistent process and change management framework and build the portfolio of the future by doing businesses that Al-Futtaim Automotive has not done before by exploring M&A, Joint Venture, partnership, and incubation opportunities in UAE and internationally. With the set-up of four vertical teams NBST organization aims to address key challenges to the strategic execution and enable growth


Role of the new Business Manager of NBST is to provide business and stakeholder management support to the GM of NBST to ensure consistent communication and execution of strategic priorities along these four verticals. The Business Manager will ensure that business and project follow up, cross-functional governance, executive board management information and reports are in place and coordinate with other business leaders to support timely implementation of strategic decisions and frameworks. This person will also play critical role to support President and Group Transformation Office to cascade down strategic priorities as well as gathering the critical input required from other stakeholders with regards to various automotive strategic process cycles


Ideal candidate should have consultancy or transformational project management background and have a strong knowledge of financial practices and reporting.


About the Position:
The ideal candidate for this role should possess the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Business or Finance University Degree - MBA highly preferable
  • 5 year+ experience in strategy consultancy, project management or business management roles
  • Proven track record in organizing and working with multiple teams and departments cross functionally
  • Generalist, extremely versatile, and loving juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management
  • Excellent business communication and writing skills including business correspondences, presentations and preparing business packs
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry
  • Knowledge of financial practices and reporting (balance sheets, profit & loss, budgeting) 
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, team building and negotiation skills



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