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Program Manager | Data and Analytics | Dubai

Date: 20-Sep-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 100544 

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 Responsibilities 

The purpose of the role is to provide program management, leadership and direction for highly visible, complex data and analytics strategic initiatives and drive end-to-end cross-functional program management and operational excellence, to solve complex business problems that are top-of-mind for our executives. The role will provide oversight of transformation implementation across various data and analytics programs within respective Business Units. This will include leadership reporting, scheduling, benefits tracking and reporting, issues and risk Management, etc. as well as coaching and capability building in modern, effective program and project management techniques.


About Responsibility 

  • Manage strategic, transformational data and analytics programs
  • Facilitate the creation and approval of complex business cases within the program, and coordinate the sharing of resources among projects (collaborating with data engineering/scientists, analysts, business stakeholders and IT)
  • Establish, maintain, and influence program stakeholder relationships, expectations, and communications, both internal and external to the organization
  • Develop a high-level intergraded milestone plan for the program and manage program
  • Execute program plans (quality, risk, communication, staffing, etc.) and capture and communicate program status and data in order to maintain accurate and current program information for the use of stakeholders
  • Obtain approval for the program and actively manage program benefits and issues in partnership with business partners
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in project and program management, including guiding and mentoring Initiative owners; sourcing and directing contract resources tied to projects within the program; and develop expertise
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagements Update transformation management tools regularly to ensure regular and timely updates through close coordination with transformation leads across the business


About the Requirements

Education: Degree level or higher – preferably in program or project management

Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 

  • 5+ years of professional project management experience, with at least 2 years of large program management experience in data and analytics (preferably advanced analytics)
  • A deep understanding of transformation and analytics (descriptive and advanced)
  • Full proficiency with Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Word
  • Previously managed high-performing teams to delivery large business transformation programs


Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:

  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) Certification and/or Green Belt, Black Belt, or Scrum Master Certification preferred
  • Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite and related project management systems (Preferably Microsoft Project Online Professional and JIRA)
  • Expertise on agile methodology or software development life cycle experience in analytics (preferably prior track record of playing the scrum master role)
  • Experience working with data analytics tools and reporting platforms
  • Experience supporting Organization Change Management teams to implement new operating models, roles and responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving, resourcefulness and time management capabilities
  • Proven record of delivering business impact
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives
  • Excellent understanding and work experience with project budgets and financial management
  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to anticipate conflict and resolving pending issues
  • Ability to operate well under ambiguity and to drive people towards an endpoint without conflict
  • Deadline-driven, organized and focused on outcomes


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