No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.
As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.
About Al-Futtaim IKEA
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.
Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
You are inspired by working together in fast paced and complex environments and energized by achieving success and results. You act the IKEA culture and values. You want to create a better life for many individuals at their homes.
What’s more, we believe that you have the following knowledge, capabilities and motivation:
Live and share the IKEA values every day
Post Graduate Certification, Graduate in Computer Science or IT Engineering
Microsoft Navision Certification or equivalent
3 years' experience of developing solutions on Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Strong understanding of the CRM Platform (Scripting, Plugins, WorkFlows, Dialogs, Client Extensions, SDK).
BI applications –Power BI/QlikSense or equivalent.
Strong strategic, analytical and tactical abilities
Proven ability to recognize issues and develop business solutions
Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering ,application testing and reporting
Good communication and interpersonal skills with an aptitude for communicating complex technical issues to both peers and non-technical co-workers
About the Role
You manage all existing and new business applications to support the IKEA business strategy across all territories that fall under the Al-Futtaim Group. You are responsible for analysis, design, configuration, and support of Master Version processes and system solutions that improve business efficiency and productivity as well as support business goals. You identify and communicate business needs and translate business requirements into technical system requirements and functional specifications.
Key Specific Accountabilities:
Conduct detailed investigation and documentation of solution requirements in coordination with end & super users. Carry through the agreed and scheduled development with respective consultants & developers.
Review existing system capabilities, workflows and scheduling limitations to determine if requested solution or changes are feasible to implement within the current environment.
Ensure completeness of technical requirements and functional architecture analysis for the design and implementation of the solution while identifying the gaps or challenges (if any).
Perform system analysis, design, and configuration and provides technical guidance on the business impact and opportunities while defining a roadmap of the solution(s)
Digital & Multi-Channel Retailing
Manage & implement quarterly Service Packs & Hot Fixes with no or minimal impact to the day to day business operations in all 3 countries.
Support the MV-Microsoft Dynamics (Navision), Microsoft CRM 365, MV QlikView / QlikSense, Online Checkout – the IKEA IT infrastructure – ensuring all departments and functionalities are utilised to the full.
Implement the Global-IKEA and Al-Futtaim Group’ strategy through delivering the global e-Commerce & One-Web platform to support multi-channel sales, direct to customers and promoting B2B (Business 2 Business) sales
Ensure the optimization of existing & new ‘IKEA FAMILY’ (Loyalty Program) strategy while upgrading to Microsoft CRM 365 to create a 350 view of our customers across the region.
Principal Tools & Relation
Work closely with Global support team for all centralised IT tools (IXP [EDI], IRW, e-Commerce, PTAG plus, Catalogue production, IKEA Toolbox etc.) which are owned and provided by the principal to ensure effective implementation and seamless integration.
Continuous processes & systems’ optimisation to ensure efficiency in the recently launched ‘Central Unit’ & ‘Service Products’ across all regions.
Business Operational Support
Provide efficient users’ & operational support for all local & international retail functions (x4 stores, x1 cocp,2 x service offices,3 x e-Commerce) and External warehouse operations (x3 3PL warehouses)
Closely work with IKEA & Inter-IKEA Global IT team to support/rollout principle provided tools for co-workers (CDS, etc.) & our customers (Planners, ROIG portals, etc.)
Administer all on premise SQL databases to ensure there is continuous Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring/troubleshooting tools.
Audit & Compliance
Periodically review & audit applications & database authorizations matrix, Roles & permissions and ensure compliance as per IKEA Global & Al-Futtaim Audit.
Work/Administer various ETL activities also ensuring proper documentations/approvals are in place.
Work with group’ technical team to ensure all database’ backups, Recovery plans & data are in acceptable mode.
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