Vice President

Website Emirates Flight Catering

Job Description:

The Vice President, GRCS is a senior leadership position responsible for identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks that could impact the Company’s financial stability, reputation, and operational efficiency.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, get agreement for, and manage the budget for GRC, Audit, Legal, QHSE, and Sustainability departments, ensuring optimal utilisation of resources.
  • Organising, preparing agendas for and taking minutes of board meetings – liaising with the Notary, including Emirates Group Legal, where applicable.
  • Oversee the development, execution, and reporting of sustainability initiatives, ensuring they meet international standards, local regulations, group requirements and stakeholder expectations.
  • Work to lift the quality standard of receipt of goods/services and Company produce.
  • Manage and store the Company’s records and organise the Company’s board meetings, as well as enforcing corporate governance for EKFC.
  • Build, lead, and mentor a high-performing team capable of meeting current needs and scaling for future challenges by managing employee retention rates, feedback from team satisfaction surveys and progress against individual and team developmental goals.
  • Proactively identify challenges within the GRC, Audit, Legal, QHSE, and Sustainability space and drive solutions that are both innovative and in alignment with business needs.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement within the department, encouraging innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Develop and implement of the Company’s risk strategy to support its growth and long-term objectives.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of potential risks, including legal, governance, financial or operational.
  • Identify emerging risks and evaluate their potential impact on the organisation.
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies and policies to minimise exposure to identified risks. This involves the creation of risk management frameworks and contingency plans – specifically, business continuity plans.
  • Collaboratively formulate, articulate, and drive the organisation’s strategic direction for Governance, Risk, Compliance, Audit, Legal, QHSE and Sustainability ensuring the alignment of these areas with the Company’s overarching goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment, and mitigation of enterprise-wide risks to minimise the organisation’s exposure to regulatory, operational, and reputational risks.
  • Design, gain approval for, and execute a comprehensive GRC, Audit, Legal, QHSE, and Sustainability roadmap that identifies key initiatives, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Ensure robust and efficient operations within the GRC, Audit, Legal, QHSE, and Sustainability business units, meeting international standards and leading practices for timely achievement of roadmap milestones.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with boards and executive teams to ensure governance standards are met, and risk is managed effectively.
  • A minimum of 5 years in roles focused on quality management, health and safety, environmental management, or related areas.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and problem solving-solving skills.
  • Leadership of risk-based functions including team management experience.
  • Ability to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely to various stakeholders, including the board of directors, management, and external partners.
  • Ability to formulate, communicate, and drive a long-term vision and associated strategies for GRC, Audit, QHSE, and Sustainability.
  • Experience in implementing QHSE systems, certifications and ensuring company-wide compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing sustainability strategies and initiatives.
  • Familiarity with international sustainability standards, reporting requirements, and stakeholder engagement processes.
  • A minimum of 5years of experience in risk management, with a proven record of leadership in governance, legal, insurance, compliance, audit, QHSE, and QHSE roles – with a specific focus on sustainability.
  • Skills in conducting root cause analysis and forecasting trends.
  • Skill in conflict resolution and talent development.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completion and meeting set objectives.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of risk assessment methodologies, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing large teams and driving cross-departmental initiatives.
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in financial management, internal or external audits, with demonstrated ability to lead complex audits and financial projects.

Job Details:

Company: Emirates Flight Catering

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, UAE

Application Deadline: N/A

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