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Senior Projects Manager | Network Development | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

Date: 16-Jun-2022

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 136882 

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:

To implement Group Automotive Network Strategy in UAE in collaboration with Auto Brand/OEM requirements, ensuring facilities are right sized to suit current and future Market requirements for Sales and Aftersales, optimizing the customer journey and processes to ensure maximum sales revenues and customer satisfaction, within the approved dealers standards, brand CI, and in accordance with company financial guidelines to ensure maximum return on investment.


What you will do:

Portfolio & Project Management
The Network Manager role is crucial in taking these projects from the point of identifying an opportunity through to the point of construction and handover to the business.

Provide project management support to Network Development Division (including strategic support, initiation, planning, execution, monitor & control, closure, and budgeting services to the Automotive Division to support the successful implementation of Auto related project developments.

Pre-Approval Phase – Define initial scope and financial resources.  Identify internal and external stakeholders.  Support development of project charter and Authorisation for Financial Expenditure (AFE) for approval.

Planning & Execution - Define and agree project objectives with key stakeholders/Project Sponsor then communicate with the project team to establish this vision of what will constitute successful accomplishment of the project objective. 

Monitor & control – Track, review and regulate progress and performance of the project; identify any areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiate the corresponding changes.

Closure – Finalise all activities to formally complete the project.  Verify that the defined processes are completed to close the project.  Obtain acceptance by the customer/sponsor.  Ensure quality and delivery of project on time and in budget.


Required skills and experience to be successful:


•    Engineering degree or other advanced analytical 
•    PMP certificate is preferred.  
•    Agile & Scrum master certification preferred.  
•    A full knowledge of all Brand facility, customer journey guidelines and facilities management.
•    Minimum 5 years in a managerial position in Network Development / Project Management 
•    Experience and expertise in the Automotive field is preferred with knowledge of complete Auto business model.
•    UAE/ GCC experience is desirable 
•    Commercial acumen, clear strategic thinking, and ability to create buy-in and influence at a senior level.
•    The preferred candidate must demonstrate exemplary project management (both Agile & Waterfall), communication, and organizational skills with proven completion of mid to large scale projects. 


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.