The MEA IT Project Specialist - Stores will be based in UAE and work within the Store Projects EMEA team. He or She will manage all projects for store opening, closing, relocation, refurbishment, etc.
for all Kering fashion brands in the Middle East region such as Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia & Africa.
He or she will be responsible of the coordination of the tasks, the overall planning of the projects, the communication with brand store planning and retail operations, in collaboration with the rest of EMEA Tech team.
Interfaces with local Brands contacts for all store opening, closing, refurbishment and relocation in UAE and other countries within MEA region as needed
Responsible to maintain accurate planning and control with multiple projects running at the same time
Work in partnership with the rest of EMEA team to accomplish necessary task (NW setup, HW provisioning etc )
Installation of all IT equipment and services, from infrastructure to applications and devices
Manage store opening post go-live support, providing on-site assistance until site readiness to move to standard support
Collaborate with Kering Tech application teams (mainly regional, but also Global ones when necessary ) to properly test in advance the store setup and to troubleshoot go-live issues
Create or update technical documentation for post go-live support of new / refurbished stores
Collaborate with service suppliers and regional project teams to ensure Solutions maintainability in stores
The candidate should have, at least 3 to 4 years of experience in IT project management
He / She should be allowed to travel to all MEA countries to perform his / her duties
He / She is knowledgeable on main processes used in retail and POS areas, moreover he / she has IT skills on office systems and their criticalities
Good understanding of network technology, proven experience in installation, basic configuration and testing of WAN, LAN and WLAN equipment
Previous experience in a similar role with medium / large, multinational companies is preferred
Education : atleast a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited university
Ability to communicate with Brands business teams, Kering Tech apps team and stores users and interact with the local users in order to assist on any request during project execution and post project launch
Excellent knowledge of English language, proficiency in Arabic language would be a plus