AF25175 - Graphic Design Executive | Al Futtaim Electronics | Dubai, U.A.E.

Department: Electronics
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2017

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 graphic designer within Al Futtaim Electronics. As a key member of the creative studio team the Graphic Design Executive helps to deliver exceptional artwork/design and print ready files. Assists and supports the creation of on and off line design solutions that have a high visual impact. The Graphic Design Executive reports to the Creative Studio Manager with an agreed brief to produce concept, design and artwork for online graphics, key publications, advertising, promotional and point of sale materials. The work demands creative flair and attention to detail. 80% of the role will be to create print ideas and concepts that meet the set objectives. 20% of the role will be to create online ideas and concepts that meet the set objectives. Assist and support design/creative through a briefing process for all platforms and communications. Produce Graphic Design for on and off line materials with assured quality and accuracy. Work with the Creative Studio and Marketing Teams to brainstorm/concept new ideas. Support the Creative Studio Manager in reviewing the effectiveness of projects compared with the original business case. Provide recommendations for future projects with a view to continuous improvement. Complete work within the agreed timescales with Creative Studio Manager and key stakeholders. Work with the in-store visual merchandisers to help produce compelling POS materials. Work closely with the Creative Studio Team to ensure that all artwork follows brand guidelines. Help inspire, motivate and support the Creative Studio Team members. Work closely with the content team to ensure a consistent tone of voice for all literature. Work with the translation team to ensure multilingual creative is reproduced to the highest standard. Monitor your daily work schedule and prioritise effectively. Keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (Adobe Creative Cloud).

Your role will be based in Dubai. You will report into the Creative Studio Manager.

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 5+ 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/print 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 skills with experience working in a deadline-driven design environment. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple design projects. Excellent 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.