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Talent & Leadership Manager | Corporate | UAE

Date: 08-Aug-2019

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: [[39364]] 

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, Robinsons, 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.

Job Title:                            Talent & Leadership Manager

Reporting Manager:       Director Talent & Development

Division:                             Group HR

Company:                          Al-Futtaim Private LLC

Location:                            Dubai, UAE



  • Champion Al-Futtaim Group efforts to attract, train and keep the best employees
  • Focus on designing and implementing programs for performance management, leadership development, employee assessment and succession planning
  • Support the diagnoses of organizational Group-wide talent and leadership needs, identify appropriate solutions and develop project plans, frameworks and governance to successfully implement strategic and sustainable solutions into Al-Futtaim Group.
  • Responsible for talent & leadership projects with the aim to strengthen and fully integrate current activities (e.g. Talent Review, Strategic Manpower Planning) and support establishing a strong Talent & Leadership function.
  • Responsible for the governance and enhancement of talent processes and systems, reporting and analysis to drive usage and support internal talent supply and demand management. Responsible for the diagnosis, solution, implementation and maintenance of Talent & Leadership Reporting for the Group.




  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree and/or relevant professional qualification relating to business, consultancy
  • Project management qualification/certification
  • Change management qualification/certification
  • Coaching Qualification


Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in HR in large MNC/blue chip or top consulting firm
  • Fluent written and spoken English, Arabic would be a plus
  • Deep experience/knowledge of talent management, talent development, succession management, organisational effectiveness, performance management
  • IT/SAP-SuccessFactors experience
  • Project and change management experience
  • Data analysis, Reporting governance and creation experience
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Experience managing senior stakeholders across a complex organisation


Job-Specific Skills:

  • Role models the Al-Futtaim Leadership behaviours and values
  • Project Management skills (including management of risks and issues, budgets and timelines)
  • Consulting skills, analytical skills and problem solving
  • Knowledge of current talent and leadership practices and methodologies and systems.
  • Proactive thinking and problem solving skills with a focus on customers.
  • Proven ability to run projects within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and to work under tight timelines.
  • First class relationship management skills.
  • IT skills- across major tools- Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook.
  • Commercial acumen and hunger for business success.
  • Self-starter and efficient time manage
  • Ability to manage upwards with line manager, project sponsors and steering committees
  • Ability to coach, collaborate and transfer knowledge for the benefit of the enterprise


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