About the job
Job Requisition ID: 157272
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 Groups 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
As the Emiratisation Manager, the primary responsibility is to lead and optimize the Retail Emiratisation program’s operations and evolution. This pivotal role involves working in close partnership with government authorities, the Human Resources function, and other senior leaders to define and realize our nationalization targets.
What You Will Do
Support the implementation of the Emiratisation strategy in accordance with the organisations overall goals and objectives.
Provide support to the business to source, attract, select and facilitate retention of UAE Nationals with a view to integrate them into the organizations mainstream smoothly.
Coordinate with business units line managers with the view of pursuing the laid down National Development Program.
Provide input on the Functions budget requirements and accordingly track expenses of the Emiratisation Function, ensuring it stays within its operating budget
Network with National Placement Agencies, Universities, Education and Technical Board responsible for maintaining a database of UAE Nationals to keep abreast of the placement demands and provide opportunities to absorb them into the organization.
Represent the organization in Career Fairs, Placement Workshops, Seminars held for National Job seekers in order to enhance the visibility of the organization in the National Job Market
Ensure the success of critical Emiratisation development programmes like the Emirati Graduate Programme, Internship Learning Programme among others.
Ensure that relationships are developed and maintained with all local Government bodies supporting Emiratisation so relationships can be leveraged to the advantage of the organization.
Network with relevant Government authorities and be aware of Government regulations and ensure these are reflected in the Group where relevant; e.g. the Tawteen programme
Provide inputs to the relevant Training Manager and Emiratisation trainer to develop specific orientation and development programs.
Prepare yearly plan for placing UAE student trainees on a project basis with the different group companies. Induct, orient and introduce the students to their projects, monitor their progress during the placement, and coordinate with their respective colleges to provide feedback to the faculty.
Required Skills to be successful
Communication & interpersonal skills
Strong analytical skills & problem-solving skills
Ability to follow-up on outstanding issues
What equips you for the role
Graduate in any discipline, preferably with tertiary qualifications in Human Resources
Minimum 6 – 8 years relevant experience
Proficient in English language and Arabic.
Analytical, Communication and Interpersonal skills
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Additional Internal Information:
You must have been an Al-Futtaim employee for at least 18 months in order to be considered.
You must inform your HRBP in confidence of your application.
Please note that this vacancy may be advertised externally in the next week so apply without delay.