General Manager – Group Admin Services

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-4993
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Group Administration and Services Department (GASD) is the centralised unit responsible for Al-Futtaim's administrative services and archiving, handled by the Administration and Archiving department; business trade license registration, handled by the Corporate Registration department; employment and entry visas, handled by the Government Relations department; and employee housing, handled by the Group Housing Department.
GASD provides a central point of liaison between Al-Futtaim's business units, employees and the UAE Government, its aim to smooth workflow and to provide high quality services for all, in conformity with group policies and governmental regulations.

This senior role reports directly to the Head of HR, Administration and Localisation in GCC.

Requirements


Requirements


The position is open to Emirati citizens over 35 years old, holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. A Master's degree in the same speciality would be an added advantage.

The ideal candidate should have at least 15 years' experience in human resources/administration within a multi-sector company, and be fully conversant in the UAE Government's Directorates and Ministries' current employment related laws and transactions including the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Economy, and the other government directorates in the UAE. Candidates should possess the proven ability to lead a team of over 40 employees.

Proficiency in spoken and written Arabic and English is necessary to the role. Broad computer skills alongside working experience in management information software will be considered a valued addition to the applicant's qualifications.

About the Company


About the Company


Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Group’s belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.
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