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Learning and Organisation Development Manager - HR

Transguard’s highly experienced Human Resources team offers a wide range of HR and Welfare support services. Our management team has an extensive knowledge of the specific legislative and cultural needs required in the region and our multicultural Welfare teams are able to anticipate and offer individual employees the support they need.
 
The HR department is expected to manage and deliver high volume, high quality, standardised HR services and operations in accordance with local Labour Laws, service level agreements and key performance indicators
 
Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, Education or other related discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience within an Organisation/Learning and Development role ideally within a blue and white collar company
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of training needs analysis, course design, implementation and roll out of programmes, management soft skills training, evaluation of training tools and blended learning
  • Excellent Communication skills in English language.
  • Evidence of strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Ideally experience in Learning Management Systems, Project Management, Change Management, Lean Six Sigma
  • It would be an advantage to be certified in one or all of the following: Kirkpatrick’s Learning Evaluation, Advanced Diploma in Teaching, Training & Assessing Learning and Coaching
  • Chartered/Professional. Accredited Member underpinned by the requirements of the Institutes is desired. 

Job Purpose:

The Learning and Organisation Development Manager (L&ODM) will design the evolution of the Learning and Development (L&D) function and deliver a fit for purpose L&D suite of programmes for all levels and areas of the business.  These programmes will encompass learning, talent and leadership development, performance management, job grading, career development and succession planning, coaching and mentoring and on the job learning. 
The Learning and Development Manager will work in conjunction with the Head of Human Capital Management to create a seamless service within the umbrella of Organisational Development and Performance Management. 
The purpose of the role to is to attain a highly motivated and skilled workforce achieving the Groups strategic aims.
 
Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities
 
The Group is at a pivotal point of growth. In order to support this, the L&D function is required to provide robust Learning and Talent management strategies and identify criteria of success to ensure employee skills and capabilities are at a level, which meet both the demands of the business and individual career aspirations.
 
Learning and Organisation Development Planning
 
  • Work with the business and Head of HCM to understand the requirements and design a holistic fit for purpose learning and organisation development programme across all populations of the business
  • Create a structured format and approach to form the basis of training needs analysis for developing learning and development programs to meet specific job requirements 
  • Lead the Identification of training needs in conjunction with Business Unit Heads and HR Managers through employee performance appraisals and behavioural assessments results 
  • Ensure training and development activities are tailored to the needs of the business and provide a value- added contribution to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Group
  • Work closely with the CHRMO and Head of HCM to understand how learning and development can support the growth and changes of the Business 
Learning and Development Programmes
  • Design new and develop existing programmes of blended learning for all levels and functions of the Group to gain maximum employee engagement and productivity
  • Ensure communications are clear, consistent with other HR messages, timely and appropriate to the relevant audience or Business Units
  • Be sensitive to the varying cultures, behaviours and roles and responsibilities in the Group when designing and communicating L&D programmes
  • Implement success measures for L&D to demonstrate the return of investment of learning
  • Work with Procurement to build appropriate partnerships with suppliers who will add value to the process in the most cost efficient way
  • Oversee and implement the scheduling of programmes taking into account the varying roles and working hours of employees to ensure minimum disruption to business as usual
Performance Management and Career Development 
  • Ensure learning programmes support the Group’s behavioural competencies 
  • Identify appropriate professional certification programmes for departments and individual roles as part of career development mapping
  • Work with the Business Unit Heads and HR managers to assist the discussion of personal development plans as part of the appraisal process 
  • Work with the Head of Human Capital Management to develop a succession-planning framework to ensure critical roles within the business have identified successors and a learning programme to support it
  • Provide input and support to HR managers and Business Unit Heads on KPIs that require learning and development support
  • Implement a career development framework in conjunction with the job-profiling project. Ensure the Group understands the Performance Management and Career Development frameworks and the Learning and Development opportunities available to them to support their aspirations and career progress
Policies and Procedures
  • Work with the HR Operations team to ensure the correct policies and procedures are in place to support the L&D function 
  • Ensure data capture is accurate and is set up appropriately for reporting metrics to HR and the Group heads
  • Work with the Operational Training Team to ensure that all templates/ LMS systems are fully aligned to the needs of the business and consistent
Continuous Improvement
  • Review and evaluate the success measures of L&D and provide feedback and recommendations to relevant stakeholders to gain buy-in on continuous improvement
  • Adjust and amend programmes to meet the continuing demands of the Group
  • Ensure communications are on-going and relationships with the Group heads are nurtured and provide proactive support
  • Review where efficiencies can be gained in terms of cost and time for the Group with relation to L&D
  • Review and evaluate the success measures on a regular basis to ensure they are aligned to the HR and Business strategy
 

Closing date for applications: 14 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1130

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Mobilisation Manager - Operations

The Mobilisation Manager is responsible for planning, managing, reviewing and delivering consistent, compliant and efficient contractually agreed mobilisations and deployments across all operational components of Transguard Group.
 
To qualify for this role, the candidates must possess the following:
  • A Degree/Honours with 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • Must have in excess of 3 years managerial and or technical experience managing operations
  • MBA, BIFM etc. or any other technical qualification and Project Management Certification or Training is desired.
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language and advanced knowledge of MS Office/PC.
  • NEBOSH/IOSH Certification and Evidence of or a qualification in process improvement/continual improvement initiatives is desired
  • Excellent time management skills, Ability to facilitate discussion and Ability to meet deadlines.
  • operational proficiency, customer-service orientation, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Possess a broad knowledge of the provision of facilities management services
  • Possess a  track record of managing large mobilisations within a service delivery industry
Job Purpose:  
 
The Mobilisation Manager will manage specific operational Business Units mobilisation projects to agreed standards ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, to the expected quality standards, resource levels and within any agreed budget.  This includes the preparation and maintenance of all project documentation, project plans, meetings, risk and issues logs, reporting requirements and any subsequent presentations.  This will require extensive liaison with all internal and external agencies. 
The Mobilisation Manager must be a team player that is able to engage with multiple internal and external agencies planning and prioritising complicated and detailed mobilisation processes and procedures
 
Core Competencies
  • A common sense approach.
  • Ability to deliver key projects/initiatives.
  • Nurture partnerships.
  • Build trust with those that they come into contact with.
  • Possess the passion and enthusiasm to succeed.
Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities
  • Review and comment on RFPs, Scope of Works and any subsequent Bid Team submissions
  • Lead mobilisation meetings with internal and external agencies.
  • Manage mobilisation project plans, risk and issue logs, actions logs, project meetings, and produce regular progress reports.
  • Raise and report project risk, coordinating with internal parties as needed in order to quantify risk and propose solutions
  • Manage, coordinate and lead mobilisation project, client and end user communications.
  • Effectively project manage mobilisation projects to meet agreed objectives, milestones and timeframes.
  • Deliver mobilisation projects to agreed methodologies processes, procedures and standards.
  • Initiate and maintain end to end mobilisation project plans ensuring that all of the details are accurate and up to date.
  • Carry out a full review and produce an after action report on mobilisation project processes and procedures to identify any lessons learnt and how these procedures can be continually improved.
  • Work within predetermined budgetary guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with Transguard Group financial policy and standards
  • Promote innovative ways to add value and reduce costs across the business
Working Relationship 
  • Operate independently within working parameters set by the Senior Mobilisation Manager and the Director Operational Development.
  • Build and manage cross functional relationships within Transguard Support Services and Operational Business Units teams.
  • Actively engage with mobilisation project stakeholders and maintain a close and ongoing relationship with key stakeholders through the life of each mobilisation projects.  
  • Work closely with the Transguard Bid Team, all operational Business Units and Support Services to introduce standardised processes and procedures for all mobilisation projects that increase efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Promote collaboration and best practice with internal and external agencies for mobilisation projects.
  • Maintain and develop the Transguard Vision and Values.
  • Duty of care and corporate responsibility.
  • Explore and develop further business development opportunities as required.
 

Closing date for applications: 14 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1129

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Senior Business Analyst - ICT

Transguard’s ICT team provides Information Technology (IT) and Communications services to the whole Transguard Group. To join our ever growing team, we are looking for a qualified Senior Business Analyst.  
 
Project related competencies 
 
Business Relationship Management
  • Act as a business consultant in order to identify and capture business needs so we can understand the pipeline of services to be delivered. 
  • Analysis of business needs to determine possible solutions, which can be off-the-shelf or custom designed and developed, then work with the departments and IT teams to select the best possible solutions for them.
Analysis
  • Quickly understands the business issues and data challenges of the organisation and industry with clearly defined problem statements, project scope, business impact and solution analysis.
  • Full analysis of processes incl. baseline assessment with suggested areas of improvement to be used for post project benefit realization (KPI’s).
  • Reviews and edits requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution.
Solution Definition
  • Responsible for complete business cases incl. ROI analysis to be delivered to the Head: IT Strategy & Business Technology for executive prioritization and decision.
  • Develops functional specifications and system design specifications for approved solutions.
Technical Recommendation
  • Leads testing efforts. 
  • Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner. 
  • Works with client personnel to identify required changes. 
  • Communicates needed changes to development team
Project Execution
  • Leads Training of solution to staff for effective change management and adoption.
  • Assists project managers in enforcement and delivery of project deadlines and schedules. 
  • Take input from supervisor and appropriately and accurately applies comments/feedback. 
  • Communicates and applies project standards. 
  • Understands the components of running a successful project.
Service Management
  • Engrains service management processes into proposed solutions to be delivered as services with consideration to the Service Portfolio, change management and support (SLA’s) once the project has been transitioned into operation.
Career path core competencies
 
Communication
  • Assists in the facilitation of team and client meetings. 
  • Delivers informative, well-organised presentations and training. 
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. 
Technical Understanding 
  • Possesses understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design. 
  • Understands Internet, Intranet and client/server architectures. 
  • Understands how legacy and web-based systems interface with each other. 
Problem Solving
  • Identifies critical issues with ease. 
  • Exhibits confidence and an extensive knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems. 
  • Pushes creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and client mindsets. 
  • Engrains service management in all proposed solutions.
  • Professional qualities 
  • Leadership
  • Generates enthusiasm among team members. 
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles. 
  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model. 
  • Manages the process of innovative change. 
Teamwork
  • Facilitates effective team interaction. 
  • Acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions. 
Business Relationship
  • Develops relationships with client personnel that foster client ties. 
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions with project management team. 
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. 
  • Manages expectations effectively. 
Organisational responsibilities 
  • Innovator Development
  • Conducts effective progress evaluations in a timely manner. 
  • Mentors those with less experience through informal channels. 
  • Seeks and participates in development opportunities above and beyond training required by us. 
  • Trains other innovators through both formal and informal training programs. 
Internal Operations
  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions. 
  • Leads internal teams/task forces.

Closing date for applications: 14 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1128

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Senior System Administrator

Transguard’s ICT team provides Information Technology (IT) and Communications services to the whole Transguard Group. To join our ever growing team, we are looking for a qualified Systems Administrator.  This position will serve as in charge and lead the way in giving Transguard a competitive advantage by evaluating and facilitating the adoption of new and innovative in house and Cloud technologies that will add value to the business.    
 
To qualify for this role, the candidates must possess the following:
  • A Degree/Honours with 7 plus years of experience working on technical solutions and projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Good management skills, operational proficiency, customer-service orientation, problem solving and decision making skills
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
 
Strategy
  • Design and propose a three year business oriented strategic roadmap for infrastructure that will encompass human resources, Cloud and mobile solutions, security and disaster recovery, data center capabilities and new technologies. 
  • Management
  • Lead and expand the knowledge and value of a team of System Administrators.
  • Manage critical vendors and approve SLAs. 
  • Ensure operations and services by ensuring SOPs and documents are fit for purpose and practical.
Mobility and Cloud Computing
  • Giving TG business a competitive advantage by moving solutions to mobile applications.
  • Helping TG leverage the business functions of Microsoft Lync Server, and SharePoint on the Cloud.
  • Hands on experience in managing and optimizing MS Office 365 Hybrid deployment 
  • Ensuring TG operates the best enterprise mobile management solutions (BES and Air Watch).
  • Find creative solutions using Microsoft Azure to reduce costs and operational risks.
  • Risk Management and DR
  • 1Safeguard business operations by deploying high availability and redundancy at primary and DR sites, thereby being integral to the organization’s business continuity plan.
  • Be part of the team that will evaluate and implement DR sites and Business continuity plans.
  • Be a driving force behind security, resulting in the best blend of security and functionality.
 
Technology
  • Take full ownership of the latest full HP Converged Infrastructure and Matrix Cloud Solution.
  • Make Transguard a leader in the use of Hybrid Virtual environment, using VMware and Hyper V.
  • Designing and implement the latest VDI solutions using Citrix and Microsoft technologies.
  • Advise on capacity planning, optimal resource utilization and potential issues using dashboard, benchmarks, syslogs and periodic routine audits.
  • Introduce and integrate, where applicable, new and existing technologies into data centre environments.
  • Create and rollout a long term optimal backup/archive/purge strategies and design for the latest HP D2D Backup System, HP MSL Tape Library and HP Data Protector.
Professional Certifications / Training
  • MCSE, MCITP, MCSE
  • VMware certification
  • Backup solution certification
  • EMC / HP Storage specialization ( Training will also suffice)
  • HP Matrix Experience (Will be a plus)
Skills
  • Designing, implementing and managing VMware, Hyper V and Citrix
  • Manage and optimize HP Converged infrastructure, Blade enclosures, virtual connect
  • Experience with SAN storage , SAN switching and NAS gateways
  • MS SharePoint, Lync Windows PowerShell scripting
  • System Centre, MS Windows servers and Linux
  • Windows Azure and Office 365 Hybrid deployment
  • Well versed with systems performance reporting and dashboard analysis
  • Experience with backup systems ( Virtual tapes and physical tapes)
  • Analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems.
  • Identify and improve processes to enhance performance / efficiency and savings
 

Closing date for applications: 11 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1083

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Business Development Manager

Job Purpose:  
 
The Business Development Manager’s function is to improve and expand Transguard’s market position and achieve financial growth. The purpose of the role is to build and maintain strong and long lasting key customer relationships. The post holder will identify and pursue new business opportunities, negotiate and close business deals and have a proven track record in revenue generation and strategy.
 
This is an active and visible role requiring excellent customer service relationships with potential and existing Clients.  Working as part of the management team, the Business Development Manager will be expected to positively contribute to the strategic direction, growth and profitably of the business.
 
To qualify for this role, the candidate must possess the following:
  • Degree or Honours (12 to 3 equivalent)
  • 5 to 10 years Business development experience
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Organising Results, Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal. Arabic is desired.
  • Posses commercial acumen 
  • Ability to nurture partnerships and build rapport
  • Self motivated,Passionate and enthusiastic towards success.
Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities 
  • Deliver presentations
  • Assist in the Preparation and delivery of Proposals
  • Negotiate and close business deals 
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions and report findings to key staff within the business. 
  • Support the senior management team that sets the company’s strategic direction
  • Support and contribute to business development initiatives that are consistent with the company’s overall strategy
  • Maintain awareness of industry, competition and market conditions and leverage current relationships to develop new business opportunities
  • Generate sales leads and prospective clients
  • Revenue generation and strategic partnerships development
  • Manage complex contract negotiations and work with the legal counsel as required
  • Secure new and profitable business
 
Working Relationship 
  • Support and cooperate with other members of the business development team to achieve the shared, desired goals of the team
  • Work with the Business Development Director and key senior managers regarding overall growth strategy
  • Fulfill set objectives relating to direct reports
  • Ensure clearly defined objectives are followed
  • Ensure communication lines are effectively utilised to keep both the Client and the team aware of developments
  • Act as the key point of contact for large potential clients
  • Contribute to the development of the work ethic, culture and values of the sales and business development team. 
 
 
 
 

Closing date for applications: 11 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1127

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Bid Coordinator

FM Services brings together a number of the group’s key operational activities to offer a comprehensive range of support services as single and bundled services, or as fully integrated end-to-end facilities management solutions. We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Bid Engineer to join our FM Services Division.
 
To qualify for this role, the candidate must possess the following:
 
  • Degree/Diploma in Business & Marketing with minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience.  
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must.
  • Advanced knowledge in Graphic designing. 
  • Extensive technical writing and editing skills gained in a similar role or related writing discipline.
  • Customer-service orientation, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, Hardworking.
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills, demonstrating flexibility and a proven ability to deal with complexity under time pressure
  • Hardworking possess strong attention to detail.
  • A team player who is well organized in problem solving and decision making.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, word and outlook, great attention to detail, excellent time management.
  • Project Management training or experience in a project management role and ARMP Accreditation is desired.
Job Purpose:
 
The Bid Coordinator will be responsible for proposal production while ensuring the quality, accuracy and timeliness of responses 
 
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
 
  • Layout of bid materials in a manner that is presentable and appropriate for the company brand with the purpose of enhancing of the brand image and in turn increasing sales opportunities
  • Delivery of design layouts for bid documents
  • To assist the Bid Manager with the creation of specific documents to meet compliance requirements and reflect the company brand
  • To understand and learn what is in involved in the EOI and Pre-Qualification processes, to support the Bid Manager in the timely and compliant completion of these documents as required
  • Proof read all text and content to ensure accuracy before print
  • To create support materials to be used forbid management, using the most suitable format, including stationery, marketing collaterals, internal and external signage and communications (staff magazine) etc.
  • To design and manage the creation of materials including bid stationery.
  • Managing boilerplate information in the knowledge library and ensure that data is kept up to date at the conclusion of each proposal.
  • Developing case studies, client profiles and other supporting documentation that showcases Transguard’s capability.
  • Layout of bid materials in a manner that is presentable and appropriate for the Transguard Group brand with the purpose of enhancing of the brand image through these materials and in turn improving customer experience.
  • Delivery of design layouts for bid documents when required.
  • Ensuring that any materials produced are checked for quality and consistency with set standards.
  • Accountable for ensuring that production costs remain fair and cost efficient.
Skills:
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Flash
Working Relationship 
 
Senior Management Team for the purpose of gaining approvals for the submission of the bid
Directors, Senior Manager, Operational employees within all business units for the purpose of developing a coherent offer to potential new clients, customers, suppliers and subcontractors.
 

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1126

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Bid Engineer

FM Services brings together a number of the group’s key operational activities to offer a comprehensive range of support services as single and bundled services, or as fully integrated end-to-end facilities management solutions. We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Bid Engineer to join our FM Services Division.
 
To qualify for this role, the candidate must possess the following:
 
  • Degree with minimum of 5 years relevant experience.  
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must and advanced command of MS Access and MS Excel 
  • Good at understanding of strategic management concepts to facilitate with the implementation of strategic management, modelling and project management experience and strong attention to detail
  • Strong attention to detail, Hardworking.
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills, demonstrating flexibility and a proven ability to deal with complexity under time pressure
  • Hardworking possess a good eye for detail and the ability to work autonomously
  • A team player who is well organized in problem solving and decision making.
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel, word and outlook, great attention to detail, excellent time management.
 
Job Purpose: 
 
Lead hard & soft facilities management requirements (RFPs and on-site) and provide accurate and timely associated FM service costs. Define the technical aspects of the service delivery / methodology to be included in any bids/tenders/proposals at the request of the Senior Bid Manager and/or Bid Manager.
 
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
 
  • Attend site visits in-line with clients schedule and RFP deadlines.
  • Provide an accurate and detailed technical assessment of clients requirements, following site visits (in conjunction with a senior engineer where necessary).  This will include all site-specific information, such as facility overview & asset inventory, measurements, quantities etc.
  • Provide in-depth associated costs for the provision of technical and non-technical maintenance against Clients’ requirements, to include: manpower, equipment/plant/tools/machines, consumables, frequencies/rotas, logistics and specialist / sub-contractor costs.
  • Work with the Bid team in providing accurate information to be included in the service delivery / methodology section of bids/tenders/proposals.
  • To conduct technical elements of bids including but not limited to site visits and surveys, formulation of queries to elicit information and clarification, FM design reviews, review of contract documentation, and consideration of Lifecycle costs, Benchmarking, energy management considerations and asset condition assessment.
  • To ensure costing of bids such that financial KPIs are met as per the required terms & conditions and timescales.
  • To manage relationships with sub-contractors to mitigate risks of non-compliant bids including development of back to back SLAs and appropriate pricing.
  • To ensure bids comply with H&S, environmental, Quality Policies.
Functional Skills
 
Site Assessment (for FM services, hard & soft)
Cost Estimation
Service Delivery Methodology
Maintenance Engineering
Soft FM
 
Working Relationships 
 
Clients – For site visits and obtaining clarifications where necessary
Business Units (MEP, Cleaning, Security) – For site visits and day-to-day operations
Bid Team – In assisting with detail for tender document preparation
 

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1125

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Corporate Development Director

Transguard Finance Department is the central resource for everything connected with the financial affairs of the Group. The department has four key activities:  Decision Support, Financial Accounting, and Payroll & Project Finance.  
 
To qualify for this role, the candidate must possess the following:
  • Degree or Honours with minimum of 10 years relevant experience  
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must and advanced command of MS Access and MS Excel 
  • Good at understanding of strategic management concepts to facilitate with the implementation of strategic management, modelling and project management experience and strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills, financial modelling and valuation experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills, demonstrating flexibility and a proven ability to deal with complexity under time pressure
  • Ability to set clear and achievable objectives for the team, good negotiator and decision-making 
Core Competencies 
  • Degree level education, professional services deal or transaction services background
  • Extensive experience in corporate transactions and the legal frameworks that enable these
  • Strong analytical skills, financial modelling and valuation experience
  •  
  • Experience and effectiveness in the presentation of written and verbal business cases 
  • Knowledge of alternative deal structures and legal principles applicable to a range of deal types
  • Proven negotiation skills and significant experience of working transactions
  • Gravitas and experience to create a positive relationship with third parties and with internal stakeholders
  • Tenacity and resourcefulness. Calmness under sustained pressure in transactional environments and ability to demonstrate structured and measured leadership
  • A flexible, team orientated attitude, willing to contribute own skills to deliver strategic transactions and to undertake strategic analysis
Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
  • Establishing and independently lead multifunctional teams to progress corporate transactions in the UAE and in other geographies. 
  • Gravitas and experience to create a positive relationship with third parties and with internal stakeholders
  •  
  • nterpret and synthesize data in order to develop transactions, structures, valuations, and business cases.  In addition to developing strategic papers, plans and financial projections.
  • Identify transaction risks and opportunities and make clear recommendations to senior management to progress or to close.
  • Negotiate as directed, transaction documents including JVA, SPA, SHA.  Managing the legal step plans to completed and implement the transactions.
  • Where required and appropriate, interact at Board level with Partners, Targets, Investment Banks, Law Firms and other consultants and advisers.
  • Manage the relationship with the potential partner in the transaction phase in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensure that TG remains competitive in 3rd party transaction process and is positioned as partner of choice.
  • Define and lead due diligence and ensure due diligence assessments focus on key risks.
  • Constructing and negotiating optimal deal structure in discussions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Use the highest level of communication skills, written and verbal, prepare and present deal propositions.
  • Lead the deal negotiation and closure.
  • Ensure post closure activities are fully completed.
  • With the Group Executive and other relevant team members, develop, manage and maintain stakeholder relationships including internal accountability to devise and lead a high quality stakeholder management strategy involving the Board of Directors.
  • Contribute to stakeholder updates as appropriate.
  • Ensure that appropriate records are maintained with the PMO and that decision support documentation is uploaded as appropriate.
  • Ensure effective handover to relevant management including preparation of any mandated handover documentation.
  • Ensure thorough deal learning reviews are undertaken and learnings are shared with the relevant TG management team.
  • Undertake Strategic planning projects and prepare and present these to senior management and senior stakeholders
 

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1124

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Senior Supervisor - FM Cleaning

The FM Cleaning team provides a comprehensive range of bespoke specialist and general cleaning services, including:  Scheduled cleaning; Reactive/emergency response cleaning; Washroom and hygiene Services; Post Construction/pre-occupation cleaning; External building cleaning; High level exterior building and window cleaning
 
To qualify for this role, the candidate must possess the following:
  •   High School Graduate with 3 to 5 year experience in a cleaning background
  •   Good written and spoken English is a must & basic MS office / PC skills are a prerequisite
  •   Customer service oriented, possess strong leadership skills with basic knowledge of MS office
  •   Good time management and an ability to meet deadlines is also desirable
  •   Preferable driving licence is an advantage 
Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
  •  Ensure that all time sheets are delivered, completed & returned correctly and handed to admin support within the specified time limit - (Every 15 days)
  •  Responsible for the development and implementation of any onsite staff training.   Regular reviews of staff training should be carried out and records of all training delivered must be entered into individual staff personnel files.  
  •  Ensure that all transport requirements are carried out working in partnership with the transport division.   Any issues or conflicts should be reported to the Operations Manager as soon as possible. 
  •  Ensure all staff members are well presented at all times - Uniforms / Name Badges / Appearance.
  •  Ensure that all contract staff sickness, absence and holidays are reported in line with company procedures.
  •  Ensure that the highest standards are achieved and maintained at all times and all contract ‘works’ are maintained at the highest levels at all times.
  •  Reacts positively to all client and customer feedback always dealing with the any issues in an effective and efficient manner and also to encourage the same in line with Company procedures.

Closing date for applications: 28 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1036

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HR Manager - Professional Outsourcing and HCM Services

Transguard’s highly experienced Human Resources team offers a wide range of HR and Welfare support services. Our management team has an extensive knowledge of the specific legislative and cultural needs required in the region and our multicultural Welfare teams are able to anticipate and offer individual employees the support they need.
The HR department is expected to manage and deliver high volume, high quality, standardized HR services and operations in accordance with local Labour Laws, service level agreements and key performance indicators to ensure a highly efficient and motivated employee workforce.
 
To qualify for this role, the candidates must possess the following:
 
  • A business graduate or any related certified course, with 3 - 5 years of experience. CIPD is desirable.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must. Knowledge is Arabic is desirable. 
  • Possessing strong leadership skills, meet deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office & PC skills.
  • Must hold a UAE driving license.
  • Understanding of Payroll processing. 
  • Core Competencies:
  1. Customer Service Orientation.
  2. Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  3. Good knowledge of UAE Labour Law.
  4. Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal. Arabic is desired.
  5. Time management and organizational skills.
  6. Professional approach with the communication of sensitive information.
  7. Interpersonal, negotiating and coaching skills.
  8. Experience in Oracle is desired.
Job Purpose: 
 
To manage the HR function for the department and its external clients, ensuring the commercial objectives of the department and the HR requirements of deployed and non-deployed staff are met.  To meet the expectations of the customers, whilst following Company procedures and requirements according to their legal requirements. Operate at a leadership level ensuring that HR advice given to managers, clients and outsourced employees on HR related matters is delivered efficiently and professionally and with a strong emphasis on customer services and proactive client and process management. 
 
Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities
 
  • Manage and resolve Human Resource issues that come through the department .
  • Implementation and review of company processes, look for ways to continually improve process.
  • Ensure all SOP’s and audit requirements are followed, and carry out regular audits of the system to ensure consistency of work.
  • Co-ordination of HR related projects in conjunction with line manager / clients.
  • Liaison with PRO team for legal issues and ensure all issues are followed through to closure.
  • Manage and lead assigned Team; supervise day-to-day HR, administrative and public relations activities.
  • Maintain employee files.
  • Update employee records in HRMS and manage associated HR reports ensuring accurate and on time availability.
  • Advise and assist as necessary, with employee disciplinary issues.
  • Generate reports that reflect key HR metrics and KPI drivers.
  • Support assigned clients/contracts for all HR related queries.
  • Identify and set up HR - Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and establish / monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the department and contracts.
  • Respond to payroll queries and liaise with Payroll Department to ensure on time resolution of the issue.
  • Manage the on boarding and off boarding of employees in conjunction with Themis Support Services team.
  • Oversee distribution of salary checks and pay slips.
  • Highlight any issues in the internal processes and provide solutions.
  • Respond to employee queries over the phone, in person or by email.
  • Manage and ensure that the team follows up on information regarding passport and residence visa expiry and keep close attention to their immigration status and potential absconders.
  • Ensure that work schedules are adhered to in order to meet strict deadlines.
  • Assist the team in on-time on boarding, off boarding and manage the process.
  • Evaluate and escalate all HR issues, when required, to the Senior Manager and/or General Manager in Themis; and/or Head of HR.
  • Role may require adhoc travel within UAE region.
 

Closing date for applications: 28 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1123

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Kitchen Steward

The FM Cleaning & Hospitality Services team provides a comprehensive range of services to a broad spectrum of market sectors across the UAE, including the retail, commercial office and the financial services industries, as well as Government and public facilities.  The FM hospitality team specializes in providing fully managed services to the UAE’s burgeoning hotel and leisure industries.

This role reports to the Kitchen Steward & in order to qualify, the candidate must possess the following:

·         1 to 3 years experience in related cleaning background.

·         Must have the ability to communicate, read and write in English.

·         Customer Service Oriented; a team player who is well organized in problem solving and decision making.

·         Good time management and the ability to work under pressure.

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

·                  Washes, Scrubs and maintains Kitchen and related walls and floors.

·                  Operates Dishwashing machine to manufacturer’s specifications and instructions.

·                  Washes and scrubs pots and pans used in the kitchen.

·                  Arrange Chinaware, Silver in store rooms and shelves.

·                  Empties various garbage cans as appropriate.

·                  Assists Kitchen personnel as required.

·                  Adopts the “Clear as you go” method of working.

·                  Complies with HACCP hygiene and Sanitation standards.

·                  Complies with hotel’s Health & Safety Policy.

·                  Performs related duties and special projects as assigned.

·                  Fully complies with guideline and procedures related to chemicals and cleaning materials.

·                  Ensures maintenance of established standard.

 


Closing date for applications: 15 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 1119

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Housekeeper

The FM Hospitality Services team provides a comprehensive range of services to a broad spectrum of market sectors across the UAE, including the retail, commercial office and the financial services industries, as well as Government and public facilities.  The FM hospitality team specializes in providing fully managed services to the UAE’s burgeoning hotel and leisure industries.

To qualify for this role, the candidate must possess the following:

·         Undergraduate with 1 to 3 years’ experience in related cleaning background.

·         Must have the ability to communicate, read and write in English.

·         Customer Service Oriented; a team player who is well organized in problem solving and decision making.

·         Good time management and should have the ability to work under pressure.

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

·         Sweep and mop floors and/or vacuum carpets.

·         Dust and polish furniture, and keeping it arranged.

·         Vacuum draperies and upholstered furniture.

·         Empty ashtrays and garbage containers.

·         Sort, count, mark and fold linens.

·         Make beds and /or change bedding.

·         Scrub, disinfect and polish bathroom fixtures.

·         Replace towels, soap and other supplies.

·         Report damage, theft and articles found to the executive housekeeper or supervisor.

·         Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property.

·         Keeping storage areas and carts well stocked, clean and tidy.

·         Cleaning carpets and floors.

·         Shampooing carpets and upholstered furniture.

·         Hanging draperies.

·         Collecting soiled linens and garbage.

·         Receiving and storing linens.


Closing date for applications: 10 March 2015
Vacancy Ref Number: 2019

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