Senior Manager - IT Sourcing - Kuwait
Job no: SM-IT-VMO
Kuwait Head Office
Alshaya IT is a diverse organisation supporting corporate, warehouse and retail specific IT infrastructure and systems. We have software teams creating and developing in-house applications and product teams optimising and integrating major third party solutions. The rate of growth across divisions and geographies means we are constantly evaluating how we provide robust, scalable and business enabling infrastructure and systems in line with global benchmark standards.
M.H. Alshaya, one of the world’s largest retailers with 4000+ stores across 20+ markets, are currently looking for a Senior Manager – IT Sourcing to join our IT division.
Our IT Division is establishing a multi-year business and IT transformation and is looking for an experienced IT Programme Manager to play a key role.
Demonstrable exposure managing end-to-end large, global IT contract’s life cycle from requirements to performance management including interpreting and negotiating major contractual agreements with a very good understanding of technologies, Finance & Legal. 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.
If you are looking to bring your in-depth market knowledge of IT products and services and current trends to a business that is actively driving change then a move to the region’s leading retail franchise business could offer you a unique and diverse challenge.
M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for nearly 90 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 3,900 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 53,000 people from over 120 nationalities.
The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.
M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
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