AF25096 - Creative Studio Manager | Al Futtaim Electronics | Dubai, U.A.E.

Department: Electronics
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2016

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Al-Futtaim Electronics

All Al-Futtaim Electronics companies are supported by Techserve, who design, install and provide a one-stop service centre for audio visual systems, office automation and appliances. Al-Futtaim Electronics has a strong presence in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia where it also has a majority stake in, and management of Best Electronics, a significant player in consumer electronics retailing.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is opened for an experienced creative studio professional within Al Futtaim Electronics. You will be responsible to manage the creative studio team and deliver exceptional artwork/design and print ready files. Coordinating, scheduling and forward planning with respect to all work received by the studio, along with ensuring that the process is the most efficient possible to deliver a high quality of work. Working closely with the Head of Marketing, and with the creative studio team to produce concept, design and artwork for online graphics, key publications, advertising, promotional and point of sale materials. As Creative Studio Manager you will be the first point of contact for the studio, liaising with internal stakeholders as well as suppliers, and arranging freelance design support when needed. This is a senior role which involves keeping communication flowing through the studio and acting as the ‘go to’ person for the team, thinking on your feet and solving problems as they arise.

Your role will be based in Dubai. You will report into the Head of Marketing.

Al Futtaim boasts of a supportive work environment, where all employees support each other in helping achieve & exceed division goals. In turn Al Futtaim is committed to developing employees through its learning and development programmes and internal opportunities.

About You:

To be considered for this exciting role, you need to have a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Design, Advertising, Illustration or a related field. You should have minimum 8+ years experience in a design agency or e-Commerce organisation. Ideally have knowledge/experience about middle east market environment. Experience of working in a multinational and multicultural environment is an asset. 

Graphic design/illustration professional with demonstrable experience of commercial web design and has the ability to translate briefs/concepts into reality. Excellent knowledge of programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign (Creative Cloud). Strong attention to detail. A high level of customer focus and the ability to understand customers’ needs. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written English. Excellent presentation & time management skills.

Along with previous experience you must have a strong work ethic, competitive drive and entrepreneurial spirit. Excellent understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Excellent design management experience working in a deadline-driven design environment. Proactive, always looking to streamline production, make efficiencies, avoid duplication. Not afraid to put a case together for better and more focused workflows. Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple design projects. Exceptional communication skills. Experience of working in teams and driving efficiency. The ability to utilise management systems to accurately assess workflow and identify bottlenecks. The ability to work under pressure and prioritise a large and varied workload. Breaking down complex situations into simpler or more comprehensible issues, embracing imaginative and innovative solutions. To be successful in this role, you must be commercially aware and knowledgeable of the industry. Have the ability to thrive in a high-paced environment amidst frequent change. You will have a high level of market awareness.

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.