Transformation Manager

October 3, 2023
Application ends: December 30, 2023
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Job Description

Transformation Manager | Al Futtaim Automotive | Strategy & Transformation

Date: 3 Oct 2023

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: [[156384]]

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:

Al Futtaim Automotive are at an exciting transformational journey of going from good to great. In collaboration with the core business units, centres of excellence and enabling functions, we’re supporting the organization in designing and executing its strategy, although our primary focus is delivering transformational projects on time, budget and quality, as the centre of excellence for Strategy & New Business, we also support the scrum masters, project managers and product owners across Automotive understand and adapt to effective ways of managing successful projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to drive projects in Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid methodologies, provide effective programme and project office services, including best practice guidance and standards, and effective assurance to project and programme delivery.

What you will do:

Lead the project design phase for Automotive strategy & transformation projects, aligned to our 3-year strategy (project stages 1 to 3 – define, assess & validate)
Deliver projects to time, cost, scope and quality (project stages 4 & 5 – implement & closure)
Benefit realization and value management
Risks, assumptions, issues, dependencies and decision management (RAIDD)
Stakeholder engagement, resource management and change management
Robust project and portfolio reporting and adherance to governance
Project expertise & engagement to maintain PM maturity level rating of 4+

Required Skills to be successful:

Project Management experience
PMP certified
Minimum 5 years’ experience
Preferred Automotive background or big 4

About the Team:
Working in a fast-paced and diverse environment, reporting directly to the Head of Strategy Execution & Delivery

What equips you for the role:

3+ years of professional consulting experience, typically management consultant or financial advisory back ground across variety of businesses
Deep understanding of transformation and initiative management
Full proficiency with Microsoft Office – Ability to create high quality PowerPoint presentations and Excel analysis in timely manner
Bachelor’s degree (post graduate education preferred)
Prior experience with project management (both Agile & Waterfall) as well as development/roll out, governance adherence to frameworks
Understanding of the automotive industry is an advantage
Self-starter, accountable and results-oriented: takes initiative, is able to commit to and meet established deadlines and objectives, is able to work independently as well as a team player
Fast learner, agile, keen and capable of handling new and changing assignments, strong organizational skills are a must
Analytical and curious: Ability to understand and interpret business contexts and complex/new scenarios/topics
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills: able to present to and interact with management level and larger audiences, resolve/anticipate conflict, train and coach people
Commitment to excellence and attention to detail

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.