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Expansion program manager

Q Tech General Trading LLC

2 - 6 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on May 9, 2018 1 Opening

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Job Description Souq.com is now part of the Amazon family, and we re excited about the many ways we will work together in the days, weeks, and months to come.. We are seeking a highly experienced leader for the role of FC Launch Project Manager to support the continued expansion of our MENA network.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the program management of Fulfillment Operations and selected other cross functional start-up activities, championing, challenging and sometimes signing off on network standards, executing assigned pre-launch tasks, and being accountable for building results on launch until sustained phase. They will be a natural self-starter who is comfortable leading large, complex facility projects. They will have a true hands-on approach, strong project management skills, and be an effective communicator.
In order to be successful in this position, you need to be comfortable interfacing and driving various functional teams , ranging from finance, HR, operations, to real estate, projects and procurement and individuals at all levels of the organization. Keeping an open mind, sense of humor, multi-tasking, ability to manage and deal with constant change, a drive-and-ambition and ability to deal with ambiguity will help you remain innovative in our culture. This will be an exciting opportunity for you if you possess a high level of autonomy and integrity while managing a variety of job responsibilities. You will be part of a high functioning team that is interconnected and supportive of each other to help complete multiple, complex and high capital projects simultaneously.
Key Job Responsibilities
Plans, directs, supervises and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned program, project, or sub-task.
Supporting project execution teams on site, to start up the facility or Fulfillment center while driving other teams readiness status in mind.
Should be able to drive a culture of safety with pace for project execution while ensuring frugality and the paucity of time.
Should be able to amicably resolve issues during passionate discussions between various functions.
Should be able to hold respective functions accountable for their deliverables.
Should be able to ensure processes are adhered to.
Should be able to coordinate activities while onsite as well as from the office.
Possesses a broad technical background and has the ability to roll up their sleeves and jump in to support, along with Coordinating the activities of different functions and act as the anchor or single point of contact for the launch process
Comfortable in different roles, sometimes supporting, sometimes leading
An opportunity to develop into a subject matter expert in launch process. The role will also be responsible for building out the launch function for Souq and hence people management will be key skill
Is capable of taking accountability while providing status, asking for help, and immediately escalating issues and problems as necessary.
Responsible for overall project schedule that enables the teams to be successful based upon the project milestones and Go-Live.
Should be able to ask Why and request details in regards to the impact of any changes requested by different teams.
Monitors and reports on the progress of all project activity within the project including significant milestones and any conditions which would affect project cost or schedule.
Responsible for interfacing with all necessary functions and departments within the company.

Industry Type : Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom
Functional Area : Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

Desired Candidate Profile

5 years of experience in project management, budgets and implementation
Experience leading and interacting with cross-functional teams
Experience in managing the shop floor.
Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Extensive travel for extended period of time.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel
Fluent in written and spoken English
launch experience for amazon fulfillment centre and delivery stations
2 years operating in similar profile in amazon


Procurement Real estate Microsoft Excel Administration Shop floor Project management Subject Matter Expert Effective Communication Manager Program Management Project execution

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Q Tech General Trading LLC

Founded in the year 2005, Souq.com is one the largest e-commerce sites in the Arab world. The award-winning retail business and an online marketplace allow SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online. The website claims to attract over 35 million visits to its cat alog which features over 1.5 million unique products from 30 different categories. Some of the most popular product categories featured on the website are consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products. The company has its offices in UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. It also has Product and Engineering centers in India and Jordan.

Souq has an employee base of more than 3,000 employees. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits to all its employees. Being a strong believer of employee-employer partnership, it promotes skill training, leadership development, and personal transformation to help them learn and grow along with the business.

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