Senior HR Executive at Al-Futtaim 2017

AF25631 - Senior HR Executive | Retail Divisional Unit | Cairo, Egypt
Department:Retail Divisional Unit Egypt
Location:Cairo I Egypt
Closing Date:10-Apr-2017

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


The foundation of Al-Futtaim’s retail network was established in the early 1990s with the launch of the internationally renowned and popular IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and ACE franchises in the UAE.

Representing some of the world’s most popular international brands, Al-Futtaim’s retail network extends throughout the UAE, GCC and North Africa and has a significant presence in Singapore and Malaysia following the acquisition of The Robinson Group in 2008.

In 2012, Al-Futtaim acquired a shareholding in Royal Sporting House, which is active in distribution, direct retail stores and shop-in-shops. The Singapore-based fashion, sports and lifestyle retail giant has 600 stores and many additional points of sale are spread around the world with over 399 in South East Asia, over 74 in the Middle East and over 126 in the South Pacific region.
837 stores in 18 countries
Occupies 5.6 million sq. ft. of retail space
13,000 employees
Serves 30 million customers each year

About the Job:

We are currently seeking to hire a Senior Hr Executive for our Retail Divisional Unit in Egypt. The jobholder will lead and support employee relations and learning & development strategies for the business through effective coordination with the HR Business Partner and Line Managers. Focus on the development and maintenance of the company training plan and individual development plans to secure business competency and succession planning.

The job responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Facilitate all orientation programmes for new hires and HR specific updates as well as handing out their business related induction packs and handle any related joining procedures.
Design and make available business-related induction packs with coordination with Senior HRBP and the training managers of concerned brands.
Lead the learning and development process in the company by working in a proactive way.
Responsible for maintaining the employees’ knowledge on current training initiatives and trends via external networking with the Al-Futtaim Learning Centre.
Train, develop, coach and mentor all employees in accordance with the AF culture and values. In addition to deliver localised training initiatives to support the store team.
Run frequent store visits to support employees and LMs as well as ensure effective and efficient work climate in place.
Support and coordinate of all management and employees’ development plans. As well as support Line Managers in executing development training for identified successors.
Maintain all administrative records related to employee training (Training Matrix) and control all administration related to training for the store.
Support the enrollment process for all training programs.
Follow up on Probationary reviews 1 month, 3 months and 5 months to be done and file the probationary forms in the store HR office in order to be easy to retrieve.
Produce all relevant KPI reports to help steer the business and ensure that all in-store office documents are archived properly to facilitate easy retrieval when necessary.
Handle the selection process and release of Employee of the month/year certificates.
Overall responsible for ensuring the new hires have their induction pack prepared and
Responsible for the production of the Quarterly HR publication.

About You:

As a Senior HR Executive, you must have a bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Psychology or Business Management or any relevant discipline with at least 4-7 years of experience in a similar role - either L&D/ Generalist role . Previous experience in the retail field is preferred. HR Diploma is a plus.
Note: you will be required to attach the following:1. Resume/CV

Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.

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