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Technical Lead - Corporate Delivery | Enterprise IT | Dubai

Date: 31-Aug-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 95027 

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.


About the Role 

  • To optimise the business and its operating model for assigned portfolios in line with the Business and IT strategy
  • To forge resilient and trusting relationship with senior business stakeholders including Managing Directors and EIT Directors/GMs to enable valuable contribution to business to be enacted.
  • To lead the business & IT strategy across (projects, service, risk) for the entire line of business.
  • To ensure financial competency is achieved across all IT business related activity by managing the IT spend
  • To ensure through governance that the best vendor solutions are adopted


About the Responsibilities


Overall responsibility for the delivery of assigned line of business (LOB) products, projects and services

  • Work within governance structure (Business & EIT) to govern and prioritise the business IT demand, fully aligned to business strategy and target operating model maturity
  • Act as business integration point for IT Service Delivery, SLA agreement, major Service Incident Management and Service Improvement for assigned portfolios
  • Build a strong partnership with business leadership and other key stakeholders to become fully integrated in decision-making and driving business strategic priorities
  • Collaborate with the relevant tribe leads and chapter leads to facilitate the conceptualization of solutions


Manage the LOB technical budget

  • Support development of business cases, operating model changes, solutions, business buy-in; and integrate in planning and budgeting cycles and demand management process


Oversee the LOB technical Portfolio Management and Portfolio Reporting

  • Work with LOB Director, Tribe resources and Project managers to ensure that assigned projects remain on track
  • Ensure business benefit delivery and benefit optimization from demand cycle and actively promote results with the business


Ensure technical strategy alignment with EIT landscape and business aspirations

  • Shared accountability with the solution architect to ensure all solutions meet target state and follows solution design governance


Manage high level resource requirements and prioritization with the chapter leads

  • Oversee a lean, skilled and fully engaged team working in a matrix structure; working with matrix leaders to plan and prioritise workloads, set objectives, input into annual appraisals and support individuals to continually improve their performance and results



About the Requirements

Education: Degree in Computer Science/IT/Engineering/Science; Preferably Management Training (MBA, etc.)

Minimum Experience and Knowledge:  10 years IT Experience, 5-10 [Corporate IT Applications for Finance, HR, Legal and other corporate or group functions] Business experience; 2-3 years management experience

Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks: Retail/Automotive/Finance/Treasury/Insurance/Banking/Real Estate business knowledge

Experience in technology solutions for Group Functions like Finance, Treasury, Human Resource, Procurement, Legal etc.

Experience in leading & managing transformation initiatives and developing business cases for technology investments




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