Head of Business Applications – Enterprise Information Management | Group Digital | Dubai


Job title: Head of Business Applications – Enterprise Information Management | Group Digital | Dubai

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Job description: Job Requisition ID: 109241 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 su Job Requisition ID: 109241 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, 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 We are currently looking for Head of Data Engineering and Operations to act as a trusted strategic advisor to the Chief Data Officer and Management team on all Data Engineering related matters for Al Futtaim. To ensure a keen understanding of the business so as to devise and implement the data platform of Al Futtaim. About the Responsibilities Divisional and Group Data Strategy Contribute to the development of the Group Data Strategy that supports the expansion, development, growth and performance of the AFG EIT. In liaison with the Business/Functional Heads, MDs and vertical IT Director help in implementing the Group Data strategy aligned to business strategic priorities and Architecture Principles. Manage the prioritisation and implementation of the Data Strategy. Support the implementation of group Transformation initiative Demand Management and Business Optimisation Assist business to identify opportunities (opportunity analysis, operating model maturity analysis, audit reports, internal/external innovation, etc.) to improve/grow/expand their businesses and the maturity of operating models. Prioritise and validate opportunities against Divisional Data Strategy. Implement and track benefit delivery in collaboration with EIT and the Business. System Management & Development Installation and Deployment Lead and integrate delivery of application & infrastructure teams to deliver solutions, maintain systems and provide system support against agreed service levels in line with the Enterprise Target Architecture (ETA). Lead a portfolio of multiple projects, managing resourcing, time-lines, budgets, and quality of deliverables in conjunction with EIT Protect Al-Futtaim Group’s data and information assets by minimizing business service disruptions without putting the Group at unacceptable level of security risk. Maintain Information security awareness within unit/country Leadership & Team Management Build a lean, skilled and fully engaged team. Develop team in line with target competencies and build bench strength in team. Promote and fast-track your talent within Al-Futtaim. Prepare and manage budgets based on annual strategy review and planning cycle. Establish and manage relationships with key vendors. Build industry relationships to stay abreast with latest developments, innovation and [Vertical] business direction Governance Ensure governance structures are established to manage IT Projects and to manage demand at Executive Level. Ensure compliance with IT Policies, Security Standards and strengthen internal controls. Identify and manage key risks in [Vertical] business About the Requirements Education: University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline. Business management degrees desirable (MBA/MS) Minimum Experience and Knowledge : 10+ years’ experience in Data Engineering and support environment in SAP and Azure Data Platform 3+ years of experience in at least 2 business domains like Retail, Automotive, Finance, Real Estate, Group services (HR, Marketing, Finance etc) A minimum of 5 years in a professional senior technical role such as technical lead, team lead, architect, or other hands on leadership role ideally for a major organization, consultancy or system integrator. 5 years of Vendor management from a Product and System integrator perspective Technology Skills (required) – SAP BI/HANA, Data engineering on Azure, Knowledge of SAP ERP Job-Specific Skills: Solution design and implementation experience analytical programs/demands Technology domain expertise in Automotive / Retail / Real Estate/ Finance/ Treasury/ Insurance sectors Demand and support management in a dynamic environment Managing Delivery and support teams of up 10 people Data integration experience from multiple systems including ERP/CRM/BI/POS systems We’re here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish. Before you click “apply”: Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities. We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence. As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process. We make every effort to review and respond to every application.

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Location: Dubai

Job date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 23:46:32 GMT

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