UAE National Executive Assistant - Al Futtaim Automotive

Al Futtaim Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-12686

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Requisition ID: 154555

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
We are currently looking for an experienced Executive Assistant (EA) to work for Al Futtaim Automotive in Dubai. As an Executive Assistant you will provide professional, confidential, and extensive administrative support to the Automotive HR Director with a total understanding of the role, objectives and responsibilities of the Business area and a thorough knowledge of the Group processes, policies and activities.

What you will do

- Ensure HR Director's calendar is efficiently managed, up to date, and meetings are strategically scheduled; Briefing the HRD as required.
- Receive and screen incoming calls and visitors, determining priority matters, alerting the HR Director accordingly. Make referrals to appropriate staff or provides requested information.
- Read and screen incoming correspondence and reports as appropriate; make a preliminary assessment of the importance of materials and organizes documents; Forward appropriate materials to the Managing Director, Sr. Management, and team as appropriate with the direction of the HRD.
- Attend HR Management Meetings, take minutes, and ensure they are prepared and distributed in a timely manner and uploaded to Automotive Central Repository. Ensure follow-up points are actioned by concerned parties prior to the next meeting.
- Ensure weekly/monthly departmental reports are delivered to the HRD by the requested date, ensuring preparing parties deliver this on time.
- Raise the Travel Request/ Expense Report aligned to Business Travel Policy of the Company; Apply and obtain the visa on time, coordination of the flight and hotel bookings, pickups, and agendas for HR Director
- Maintain/Raise the Ariba Purchase Order for Office Stationeries, Equipment or Services provider for HR; Control the ordering of stationeries and ensure required departmental levels are maintained at all times and there is no misuse.
- Manage the appearance of the office by ensuring it is presentable at all times. Ensure all office equipment/general maintenance of the office is carried out regularly by raising the proper IT service request.
- Follow-up the assets and securing the approvals as required for the new joiners reporting directly to HRD; raise the necessary IT Service Request and prepare the office cabin/ working station, access cards and office stationeries
- Ensure the collection of the IT Assets, company mobile, access & parking cards, and other company assets from the leaving associate reporting directly to HRD before endorsing the signing of Exit Clearance Form


Required skills to be successful

- Good command of verbal and written English. Able to write emails, letters and minutes of meeting.
- Able to use MS Office applications.
- Able to use numbers and math's to make basic purchase and service requests.
- Professional and positive attitude.

What equips you for the role

- Minimum of high school/secondary education is required. Graduate degree would be a preference.
- Ability to use MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Basic IT knowledge in Ariba Spend Management and SAP.
- Ability to write emails, letters, and minutes in English. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.
- Ideally, 5 years' experience in administrative, personal assistant or office roles.
- Ability to interact with staff at all levels, work under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
- Individual accountability and motivated to deliver.
- Dynamic, high-energy, well organized, flexible and able to support cross-functional coordination in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent judgment.

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.

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 Groups 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 Groups 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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Executive Assistant salaries in Dubai

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AED 12,000

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