Assistant Manager Technology Strategic Partnership

Al Futtaim Group

Job Description

National_Assistant Manager Technology Strategic Partnership | Enterprise IT | Dubai

Overview of the role

The Assistant Manager will be supporting the Head of Strategic Partnerships on a day-to-day basis and responsible for capturing and tracking the minutes of meetings and maintaining different Technology tracks with partners for Enterprise IT. Within this role, the individual will have the opportunity to support vendor partnerships and track the executive level initiatives on a bi-weekly basis. A professional with good experience in MS Office, the individual will work with vendors of all sizes and must have the communication skills to represent AFG at all levels of the organization.

Primary responsibilities include supporting Head of Strategic Partnerships by tracking high level initiatives with the Partner account team, monitoring vendors to ensure compliance with company policies and commitments, and reporting regular updates on the strategic relationships and Executive governance meetings.


What you will do

Strategic Vendor Relationship

  • Working closely with strategic vendors on a regular basis
  • Supporting Head of Strategic Partnerships in streamlining and enhancing the relationship with all strategic partners

Vendor Onboarding

  • Working closely with EIT vendor operations team to manage day to day tasks related to strategic vendor onboarding as per the strategy defined by Head of Strategic Partnerships. Effective communication, while facilitating vendor selection is the key.


Vendor Governance and Reporting

  • Facilitate the governance meetings and reporting of our Strategic Vendors, including the Quarterly Executive Connect meetings.
  • Monitor delivery reliability, quality and accuracy of estimates and invoices, and generate reports

Vendor Communications


  •  To setup the communication between Digital EIT suppliers and AFG.
  • Keep vendors informed on developments in the organization or changes in market conditions that might affect demand for products or services.

Required skills to be successfulGood knowledge of how software usage supports business functions and processes.Awareness and understanding of relevant industry trends and issues, as well as vendor organizations and business practices within the field of software license management and compliance.Fundamental knowledge of inventory management processes and techniques.Proficient with the MS Office Suite of tools, especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel.Experience working with key departments (CPD, Operations, Finance).FOR UAE National ONLY What equips you for the roleBachelor’s degree from a reputed institute2-3 years’ experience in a medium to large organizationStrong communication skills demonstrating Relationship buildingStrong presentation skillsDemonstrable ability to work under pressure and determine priorities to meet deadlines 

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