Projects & Business Development Manager Ė Al Futtaim Auto Center

Al Futtaim Group
UAE

Ref: HP698-4868
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Al-Futtaim is regarded as a pioneer in the Gulf region's Automotive industry and encompasses every aspect of the Automotive business; from passenger and commercial vehicles and construction equipment sales and service, to used car sales and rental and leasing.
A comprehensive network of showrooms and service centres covers the UAE and Gulf region providing customers with convenience, choice and the highest standards of after sales service. Al-Futtaim represents some of the world's most popular and desirable automotive brands including; Toyota, Lexus, Hino, Honda, Volvo, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.
Al Futtaim's Automotive Division have formed a new division under its umbrella, ALAC, this will incorporate the tyres and batteries division, workshop equipment division and body shop division. This new service division will be one of a kind in the UAE offering end to end solutions for commercial and retail customers alike.We are looking to identify a Projects & Business Development Manager who will assist ALAC  Management and department heads in the day to day running and setting up of  new business/ workshops to its completion both overseas and locally. The main function is to ensure that all projects undertaken by ALAC are delivered to the highest levels of safety, productivity and efficiency.

The main responsibilities include:

* Conduct time and motion studies on all aftersales operations to ensure a sustainable growth in productivity and efficiency.
* Mapping of all aftersales processes to ensure compliance to standards and promotion Kaizen groups to enhance operational efficiency and solve operational obstacles.
* Introduce a project management culture within the aftersales divisions, to ensure the accurate execution of the Plan, Do, Check and Action cycle.
* The successful introduction of new Toyota Motor Corporation efficiency programs to enhance efficiencies/overall productivity within the workplace.
* Support the network and business development team to ensure the successful introduction of process quality gates to ensure accurate systems and customer data for the whole Aftersales Operation.
* Knowledgeable and up-to-date in matters relating to Health & Safety and statutory requirements and ensure compliance at all times.
* Support the Facility Project Manager with the set-up and layout of all new and existing facilities within the United Arab Emirates & overseas.
* Assist divisional heads in the preparation of detailed AFE's and ensures the project is completed as per the projections put forth in the AFE.
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing Financial and Key Result Area targets pursuant to Company plan guidelines.

Requirements


Requirements


The selected candidate will have the following qualification, skills and attributes;

* PMI or Project Management Degree or Diploma or similar qualification and experience ensuring understanding of project management and project control
* A Bachelor Degree in a related field
* Understanding of training and Organisational Change Management (OCM) principles
* Minimum of 5 years in Process Studies in any organization particularly in Automotive industry.
* Experience with project management methodologies.
* A demonstrated understanding of cost estimating and budget projections
* Extensive experience in developing systems and processes (Process Mapping)
* A demonstrated understanding of automotive companies including Parts, Service, Units and Logistics is preferable.

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 Groupís 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 Groupís 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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