UAEN Project Manager | Retail | Corporate Retail | Dubai

September 20, 2023
Application ends: November 30, 2023
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Job Description

Date: 20 Sep 2023

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 156511

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 coordinate and maintain all Market related research and company validations with regards to external companies providing services including Design, Fit Out Contractors, Production & Manufacturing, Facilities Management, Material Suppliers relevant to all MENA Regions for Retail Store Development

What you will do

Design Architectural

Research based on the Al Futtaim set of criteria all current
Design Agencies providing Design services in Concept Design and Detail Design Technical Drawings in the UAE
Research Multi-disciplinary Design Agencies specialising in Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Branding & Signage Design, MEP Design, Digital Video Design, 3D
Model Building in UAE Research International Standard local Design Agencies
operating in Non-UAE Markets on Architectural and MEP Design

Coordinate through Group Central Procurement the verification and listing as ‘Preferred Service Providers’ based on AF due diligence process to be shortlisted
Create and maintain a Digital Data Base on all companies researched and, who follow the AF RSD required standards through the due diligence process on short listing

Civil & MEP Fit Out

Update and maintain the current Data Base on General Contractors specializing in Retail Civil and MEP Fit Out Services
Research new General Contractors operating and providing services in the various markets that AF retail is currently trading in
Coordinate through Group Central Procurement the verification and listing as ‘Preferred Service Providers’ based on AF due diligence process to be shortlisted

Production & Manufacturing & Supplies

Research suitable companies currently providing services in Fixture and Furniture Manufacturing Research suitable companies currently providing production and manufacturing of services on Audio Visual (AV), Security, External Façade & Shopfront Signage
Update and maintain current Data Base on suppliers
specializing in Kitchen Equipment, Display Materials, Indoor Landscaping, speciality F&B equipment

AF Pre-Qualification and ‘Preferred’ shortlist Verification

Coordinate and set up a quality pre-qualification process through Group Central Procurement to ensure a consistent approach to external Vender and Service provider short listing
Retain ongoing communication and relationship with shortlisted companies with regards to any operational changes and diversification of services

Procurement Support

Support with Follow -ups on RFI’s and Order Status in coordination with RSD Procurement Manager

Required Skills to be successful

Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Computer literacy, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & SAP
Contract negotiation skills
Outgoing, positive, willing to take challenges and work under pressure
A results-driven personality who values teamwork as an integral part of getting great results

What equips you for the role

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field
5 working in a construction / interior fit out environment either from the contractor or client’s side. Previous experience in Market Research, Data Base Management for the construction / Retail fit out industry

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.

Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…