Talent Acquisition Manager I Group Talent Acquisition I Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC



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.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.



Job Title: Talent Acquisition Manager


Reporting Line: Group Head of Talent Acquisition


Division: Al-Futtaim Group – Talent Acquisition Department


Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Job Purpose:

  • To manage the entire end to end recruitment process through their team, effectively developing and implementing talent acquisition strategies whilst providing solutions in partnership with brand and in alignment with the divisional growth plans.  Responsible for all Senior level recruitment across both Retail and Automotive



Job Accountabilities:

  • Talent Acquisition and Brand Strategy
    • Work closely with Business Heads, GMHR and COE heads to source the right talent
    • Ensure the completion of Hiring and Acquisition plans for the assigned Division(s)
    • Drive end-to-end talent acquisition cycle in line with business growth plans and aspirations
    • Ensure compliance with relevant operational and people risk controls, and employment legislation
    • Constantly explore, develop and review sourcing strategies and channels to support business growth
    • Identify future business needs by keeping updated of current trends thereby creating a pool of future-fit talents
    • Responsible for successful completion of all senior level recruitment


  • Stakeholder Management
    • Collaborate and consult with business leaders and hiring managers on tactical recruitment plans designed to meet their business objectives through the acquisition of talent for the assigned division (s) – UAE and Regionally
    • Ensure regular performance review with stakeholders to ensure talent acquisition strategy is efficiently managed
    • Build and manage relationships with other departments; Employee Services, Learning & Development and Total Reward to ensure integration and alignment with HR strategy
    • Provide a full consultative service to Business Heads with regards to the talent acquisition process and strategy and market trends
    • Support TA senior management with senior recruitment through developing network and external channels


  • Manpower planning and forecasting
    • Manpower planning and management with HRBP and line managers
    • Drive a proactive fulfilment of manpower business requirements through developing extensive network in the market.
    • Manage the utilisation of  external agencies to control recruitment spending


  • Internal Talent Acquisition
    • Promote internal talent acquisition strategies within assigned division(s)


  • Analysis and Reporting
    • Review talent acquisition performance and strategy with divisional heads
    • Encourage continuous improvement through regular review of metrics and SLAs with TA senior management
    • Provide regular high level updates to  Head of Group Talent Acquisition and senior leaders on talent acquisition strategy for the assigned division


  • Leadership and Management
    • Lead and Manage internal TA staff ensuring the right learning and development opportunities are provided to the team
    • Set robust & realistic objectives to support the growth of individuals on the TA team
    • Ensure high engagement level within the team
    • Provide training and coaching to the team around internal standards and procedures, strategy and e-recruitment
    • Ensure the team manages an end to end sourcing & selection process, providing a consultative approach to the business
    • Develop internal capabilities and ensure the team are able to source the right fit for the business requirement
    • Ensure team is up to date with government regulations around talent acquisition




  • Relevant Degree or Diploma or Master’s degree an advantage



Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 

  • 7+ years of recruitment experience preferred with supervisory / managerial experience of 2+ years preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of UAE labour laws and regulations
  • Previous experience managing talent acquisition strategy and processes
  • Previous management experience, coaching, mentoring and engagement capabilities preferred



Job-Specific Skills:

  • Consulting skills
  • Interviewing personal assessment skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Project Management skills
  • Analytical and strategic skills
  • Stakeholders management and high level of collaboration
  • Leadership Skills
  • People management skills

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