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HR Analytics Specialist | Al Futtaim Retail |Band G | Dubai, UAE

Date: 23-Sep-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 106644 

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.

About the Role

The HR Analyst is responsible for managing the reporting requirements of retail HR teams and able to translate business needs into actionable KPIs and deliver the regular reporting through automated tools. The overall purpose of this role is to develop and maintain the Management Information System (MIS) for HR and the wider business and maintain accurate reporting to support data driven decision making and better visibility. The main areas of focus are the accuracy of data supplied to various stakeholders/-internal /external verbally or through written methods such as reports & presentations.

Key Specific Accountabilities:

Manpower Cost and Headcount Data

  • Partner with key stakeholders within the business to develop an accurate and clear methodology to track total employee cost.
  • Provide headcount data to the business which is clear and instructive so that managers can more easily predict their staffing levels and costs year on year. 

Management Reporting 

  • Timely and accurate delivery of regular/ad-hoc reporting to different business functions. This includes the development of new dashboards on Tableau and maintenance of existing ones based on business need

Reporting Lead

  • Be the main point of contact for analytics within the business, producing data in an agile way that is tailored to the needs of each business stakeholder. 

Key HR Processes 

  • Using data to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of key strategic projects and processes within the HR function 

Presentation of Data

  • Presenting data both electronically and in person which clearly articulates any findings, assumptions and suggestions that can be used effectively and practically by the stakeholder. 


  • Provide accurate data that can be relied upon to inform business decisions, working with other members of the HR Operations team to improve data accuracy within the HR Information Systems (HRIS).

Data Analysis 

  • Responsible for performing detailed data analysis to answer complex business problems. This requires a strong ability of understanding business processes, stakeholders’ information needs and then applying data analysis techniques to recommend possible outcomes

Business Partnering

  • Responsible for establishing a good relationship with the group HRIS team to ensure an effective delivery of any group projects and systems

Human Resource Division Support

  • Ensures employee actions are in compliance with current Human Resources and Finance policies and guidelines.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving internal Human Resources processes including information systems changes.
  • Assists in the preparation of the blueprints for systems development and/or operational changes.

Manpower Planning/Monitoring

  • Responsible for supporting the annual manpower budgeting and the quarterly forecasting process through reporting and data analysis, including ongoing monitoring of the headcount and manpower cost spend against the benchmarks (Budget, Forecast, etc.)


About You

To be successfully considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or MIS
  • 4+ years experience working as HR Analytics within a high performing business
  • Experience of delivering visual analytics using BI tools; Tableau, Power BI
  • Experience of working with multiple data sources; Access, Excel, SQL Databases
  • Experience of using a major ERP system like SAP
  • Excellent Financial acumen
  • Define, design and develop scalable and automated reporting
  • Develop and analyze data, perform trend analysis, and identify data discrepancies
  • Create queries to respond to ad-hoc reporting requests from various stakeholders within a timely fashion 
  • Develop ongoing data review strategy, identify data discrepancies and perform data clean-up when needed

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