Senior Manager Talent Management & Succession Planning | Group HR

October 5, 2023
Application ends: December 30, 2023
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Job Description

Date: 5 Oct 2023

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 156940

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 A”rab 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 organisation 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 be responsible for developing and implementing talent management processes, including Annual Talent Reviews, Selection Assessments, Internal Mobility, and Succession Planning. The role will lead an indirect project team comprised of talent managers across all businesses and geographies to drive consistency and alignment in all talent activities across the Group.


What you will do

Conduct group wide annual Talent Review to assess and identify high potential talent Band H and above
Responsible for developing and monitoring leadership assessments for selection and development
Own, communicate and embed the Al Futtaim Leadership Competencies into all HR and business processes/systems
Embed/manage Group Coaching Programme into Talent Process
Design/Pilot/Implement Internal Mobility programme
Oversee and Implement Succession Planning System as part of iGrow
Support high impact actions to increase the development and retention of all leadership talent, including nationals.
Ensures timely and flawless process and document output of all business and group level talent reviews, finding opportunities to simplify and streamline whenever possible. Coordinates and counsels HR community and line managers as needed in execution of the talent review process. Conducts and presents post-talent review analysis. Develops and maintains process to fill critical positions and facilitate top talent development moves. Proactively conducts analysis and presents recommendations to improve talent decisions.
Responsible for creating and maintaining Talent Demand Inventory and Succession for critical positions, reporting status and recommendations to senior leadership regularly. Partners with TM team to assess/recommend opportunities to match top talent to critical positions.
Creates and reports TM Key Performance Indicators regularly. Provides analysis and recommendations to ensure impact and results to the TM scorecard imperatives. Provides analysis as requested by Corporate or Divisional needs.
Responsible for developing and monitoring leadership assessments for selection and development
Serves as Group practice lead for leadership selection processes, tools and methodologies including selection assessments, executive on-boarding
Conducts analysis to extract insights and provides recommendations to improve the quality of talent development processes at the Group level.
Partners with Head of Group Learning & Development to proactively conduct analysis and present recommendations to improve talent development decisions.
Supports learning nomination process with required, quality analysis and data as requested.

Required Skills to be successful

Must be able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and have strong organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and oversee multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment.
Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Facilitation skills, Coaching skills

What equips you for the role

5 to 10 years of experience in Talent Management, Development & HR Project Management in a regional capacity
Proven track record in improving performance and managing the succession planning agenda
Solid experience in ERP systems – well versed with various talent modules
Bachelor’s degree in HR/Business Management
Certificate in Business Consultancy/ British Psychological Society Qualification in Occupational Testing- Ability & Personality