Programme Manager – IT Transformation – M.H. Alshaya Co.
Alshaya is a diverse business – with a store and restaurant network of over 3000 units and head office functions spanning finance, HR, property, IT and more working across multiple MENA markets. This fast-paced and diverse business environment provides unique challenges. In addition to this is the continued expansion of the business and the need for divisions such as IT to change, develop and stay ahead to better serve both our customers and our internal stakeholders.
Our eGroup Division has put in place a multi-year business and IT transformation framework and is looking for IT Programme Managers to play a key role in the improvement and innovation of IT with Alshaya.
We are looking for candidates with significant experience in successfully leading large teams (50+ headcount) to deliver end-to-end IT related projects and programmes on an international level. You will have extensive experience in partnering with SIs and software vendors during RFQ/RFP processes and deployment. Using your knowledge of application technologies such as ERP, advanced planning, EPOS, analytics, digital/ECOMM, CRM, cloud, mobile, networking, SaaS, PaaS you will have accountability for the successful set-up, delivery and transition of corporate-wide, ambitious projects to drive effective enterprise application and technology transformation. An in-depth understanding of delivering against information security policies and procedures is also essential to this role.
Change management, Agile and Prince 2 experience is critical and an ITIL certification is an advantage and whilst experience in the retail industry is not mandatory it would be preferred, as would experience in working with distributed and offshore IT organisations. To work across our complex business we require candidates who are used to working within matrix structures in international organisations.
This role requires strategic senior professionals that are looking to drive change within a complex business. If you have the technical knowledge and the presence to lead, coach and develop large teams to operational success within a challenging and changing environment then this is the time to join the region’s leading retail business.
About Kuwait: Working in Kuwait offers more than just a tax free salary, annual bonus, flight allowance, relocation support and staff discount across all food and retail brands. From Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE are a short flight away – and other popular destinations such as Goa, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are closer than you’d think. Kuwait itself has numerous private beach clubs and a huge expat community – and all the shopping and restaurant brands you know and love. Working in Kuwait also gives you the opportunity to bring your experience to a developing market and help drive international industry standards whilst learning from colleagues from around the globe.
About us… M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 75 of the world’s most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 3,400 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.
Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 47,000 people from over 120 nationalities.
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