AF25358 - Personal Assistant | Al Futtaim Group | Dubai, UAE

Department: Corporate Office
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 31-Jan-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 Group Divisions include Al-Futtaim Travel, GMASCO, and shared services for IT, Finance and HR. Audit, Legal, Treasury and Investment Management are also managed at a Group level.

About the Position:

The Personal Assistant will be involved in providing administrative support to a high-level management executive. This role demands exposure to highly sensitive information and involvement with superior contacts requiring considerable use of discretion, tact, diplomacy, and judgment. The basic administrative  duties involve diary management, conducting and assisting with assignments and projects, receiving and distributing correspondence and mail, gathering information and compiling diverse reports for management and serving as a right hand person to the senior leader. 

The requirement is for someone bright, smart and excellent with dealing with top level senior management, making decisions and creating presentations and reports etc.

The role will be reporting directly to the Chief Transformation Officer and will be based in Dubai.



About You:

To be successfully considered for this exciting opportunity, we are looking for someone with solid years of experience as a Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant for a Management level position in a large-sized organisation.

Someone with excellent communication and intepersonal skills, flexible and strong attention to detail would be a good fit.

Someone proactive with an ability to plan ahead will be suitable.

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.