Manager – Analytics Strategy Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Majid Al Futtaim
Title: Manager – Analytics Strategy
Company: Majid Al Futtaim
Location: Dubai – UAE
Type: Full Time
Category: IT/Tech, Business
Majid Al Futtaim has embarked in a very ambitious analytics transformation, leveraging state of the art data and technology to instill a data driven culture throughout its businesses. More than technology, the most important component of a transformation lies in its change management processes.
Based in Dubai in the Advanced Analytics Centre Of Excellence, and reporting into the Director Strategy & Transformationwithin the central holding company, the Manager Strategy & Transformationwill be responsible for shaping up the analytics vision, strategy and operating model, ensuring it is in sync with the business strategies and cascaded appropriately to our different businesses.
To increase the impact of our analytics use cases, the Manager Strategy & Transformationwill define and manage the change management processes, working closely with senior executives across our group. This role is critical to deliver the ambitious objectives of the A2 (advanced Analytics) team across the group and will be a real change agent that will lead Opcos stakeholders through the analytics transformation by establishing himself as a trusted thought leader and continuously driving our analytics strategy.
As the AA CoE is in its fourth year of existence, the manager Strategy & Transformation will have a critical role to play in shaping up the new strategy to turn the unit from a cost center CoE to a stand-alone business unit with a potential of becoming the first data and analytics unicorn in the region.
Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Leadership & strategy definition
Develop and maintain strong industry and competitive knowledge; have a strong understanding of global as well as industry specific trends related to Majid Al Futtaim businesses and focus industries/ geographies
Manage a team of 1-2 colleagues as well as external vendors when relevant
Working closely with the Head of Business Analytics in defining the group-wide Analytics strategy and its KPIS.
Lead the implementation of the operating model and the governance for the Centre Of Excellence, Operating Companies and Business Units, communicating it widely across the group.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with analytics stakeholders in our OpCos and lead the change management effort relating to use cases (definition and deployment)
Define the plans and plan implementation for the future stand-alone business unit that the AA COE will transition into.
Conducts regular interviews with stakeholders across the organization to understand what works and what can be improved in the analytics transformation
Develops and regularly updates the overall change management masterplan
Drives change management initiatives directly, or allocates them to relevant stakeholders in the organization
Establish and own the agile operating model, ensuring that squads, chapters, tribes, BUs, OpCos and functions are operating in line with the defined model
Conducts PMO of critical initiatives (led by the BUs) to ensure impact from analytics is fully captured
Fosters agility within squads, by a) onboarding new squads on the way of working and b) monitoring / supporting squads during the main interactions
Work with global organizations (universities, NGO, tech organizations…) to establish and grow partnerships that support Majid Al Futtaim strategic vision
Communication, governance & reporting