Job Requisition ID: 108428 

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 Group’s 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:

The Automation Product Owner is responsible for the identification of automation opportunities and defining the strategic roadmap for the Al-Futtaim Automotive global network. This individual will have a deep understanding of the Automotive industry and ability to build close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the automation delivery teams efforts align to the overall strategy. An Automation Product Owner manages dependencies across the business, Digital and Technology functions, whilst identifying, building and managing strategic partnerships across the different teams. They will work closely within their team to ensure business value and user feedback is translated into new developments, be accountable for automation specific KPIs and ensure effective agile practices are followed throughout the delivery process.

What you will do:

– Set an ambitious and clear vision for automation, in consultation with senior leadership across the business, digital and technology functions.

– Facilitate and drive automation identification events across local and international entities.

– Analyse processes and write user stories for RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and digital workflow solutions.

– A specialist in process automation, ensuring the effective design of standardised end-to-end processes.

– Support the building of business cases for potential automation opportunities.

– Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the automation vision and products align to the delivery teams strategy and requirements.

– Experience in full life cycle implementations (i.e., requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, deploying and operations & maintenance).

– Accountable for automation specific KPIs once new process automations enter production as well as regularly communicating and reporting on delivery progress.

– Utilize market and industry knowledge to translate user needs into user stories and acceptance criteria.

– Maintain a backlog that matches the business priorities as well as maximises the output from the delivery team.

– Facilitates release planning and change management.

– A key role within the agile delivery team and works onsite with them daily.

– Integrates usability studies & research into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction and ensure a customer driven design.

– Own and write comprehensive product growth feature specifications.

Required skills and experience to be successful:

•    Undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or Computer Science.
•    Automation Anywhere Business Analyst / Developer certification (or equivalent).
•    Agile Scrum Master / Product Owner.
•    Lean Six Sigma certification is preferred.
•    Masters or MBA will be an asset.

Minimum Experience and Knowledge:  
•    3+ years of end-to-end Robotic Process Automation implementation experience, preferably Automation Anywhere.
•    5+ years of experience in setting product definitions and roadmaps.
•    5+ years of experience in facilitating agile ceremonies, managing a backlog/release plan, tracking team level metrics, removing blockers (burndown charts, release burn up, etc.)
•    2+ years in the Automotive industry.
•    Excellent Microsoft Office skills. Experience of SAP will be an advantage.

About Al-Futtaim Automotive
A major division of the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, Al-Futtaim Automotive is an industry leader with presence in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Our core business activities at Al-Futtaim Automotive include distribution, manufacturing, leasing and aftersales, and we are firmly established as the regional representative of some of the world’s most iconic automotive brands: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Volvo and RAM.
We are driven by a customer-centric approach, constantly pushing the boundaries on innovation, quality standards, and value-added service across our vast universe of customers – right from motoring enthusiasts to fleet operators to contractors. Our mission is to become the leader in custom-made mobility solutions by delivering nothing less than world-class omni-channel experiences. 
We channel our local expertise and global trust to deliver one of the most comprehensive portfolios of mobility products and solutions, from passenger cars to SUVs, electric vehicles to high-performance motorbikes, commercial vehicles to industrial & construction equipment.
What keeps the company moving forward is a 9000-member strong team, with inspiring possibilities for growth, throughout the career path. This is Al-Futtaim Automotive and we empower talent to move forward.

About Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Al-Futtaim’s family business traces its origins back to the 1930s on the banks of the Dubai Creek, a trailblazer for innovative trading concepts designed to enrich lifestyles. Today, Al-Futtaim is present in 29 countries, represents over 200 companies spanning the automotive, finance, retail, and real estate industries, and we are now 42,000 people strong.