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National_Assistant Manager Technology Strategic Partnership

  • Dubai


Job Requisition ID: 152470

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 A”rab 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 organisation 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

The Assistant Manager will be supporting the Head of Strategic Partnerships on a day-to-day basis and responsible for capturing and tracking the minutes of meetings and maintaining different Technology tracks with partners for Enterprise IT. Within this role, the individual will have the opportunity to support vendor partnerships and track the executive level initiatives on a bi-weekly basis. A professional with good experience in MS Office, the individual will work with vendors of all sizes and must have the communication skills to represent AFG at all levels of the organization.

Primary responsibilities include supporting Head of Strategic Partnerships by tracking high level initiatives with the Partner account team, monitoring vendors to ensure compliance with company policies and commitments, and reporting regular updates on the strategic relationships and Executive governance meetings.

What you will do

Strategic Vendor Relationship

Working closely with strategic vendors on a regular basis
Supporting Head of Strategic Partnerships in streamlining and enhancing the relationship with all strategic partners

Vendor Onboarding

Working closely with EIT vendor operations team to manage day to day tasks related to strategic vendor onboarding as per the strategy defined by Head of Strategic Partnerships. Effective communication, while facilitating vendor selection is the key.

Vendor Governance and Reporting

Facilitate the governance meetings and reporting of our Strategic Vendors, including the Quarterly Executive Connect meetings.
Monitor delivery reliability, quality and accuracy of estimates and invoices, and generate reports
Vendor Communications

To setup the communication between Digital EIT suppliers and AFG.
Keep vendors informed on developments in the organization or changes in market conditions that might affect demand for products or services.

Required skills to be successful

Good knowledge of how software usage supports business functions and processes.
Awareness and understanding of relevant industry trends and issues, as well as vendor organizations and business practices within the field of software license management and compliance.
Fundamental knowledge of inventory management processes and techniques.
Proficient with the MS Office Suite of tools, especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
Experience working with key departments (CPD, Operations, Finance).

About the team

The role will report to the Head of Strategic Partnerships and to be successful on this role, you should be detail-oriented and should be able to multitask effectively.

What equips you for the role

Bachelor’s degree from a reputed institute
2-3 years’ experience in a medium to large organization
Strong communication skills demonstrating Relationship building
Strong presentation skills
Demonstrable ability to work under pressure and determine priorities to meet deadlines

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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.

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