AF25592 - Executive Assistant | Retail Divisional Unit | Cairo, Egypt

Department: Retail Divisional Unit Egypt
Country: Egypt
Location: Cairo I Egypt
Closing Date: 05-Apr-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.


The foundation of Al-Futtaim’s retail network was established in the early 1990s with the launch of the internationally renowned and popular IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and ACE franchises in the UAE.

Representing some of the world’s most popular international brands, Al-Futtaim’s retail network extends throughout the UAE, GCC and North Africa and has a significant presence in Singapore and Malaysia following the acquisition of The Robinson Group in 2008.

In 2012, Al-Futtaim acquired a shareholding in Royal Sporting House, which is active in distribution, direct retail stores and shop-in-shops. The Singapore-based fashion, sports and lifestyle retail giant has 600 stores and many additional points of sale are spread around the world with over 399 in South East Asia, over 74 in the Middle East and over 126 in the South Pacific region.

  • 837 stores in 18 countries
  • Occupies 5.6 million sq. ft. of retail space
  • 13,000 employees
  • Serves 30 million customers each year
About the Business:

Spanning 3 million square metres Cairo Festival City is a visionary mixed use urban community strategically located just 15 minutes from Cairo International Airport, along the Cairo Ring Road. Cairo Festival City features Egypt’s first indoor-outdoor retail and entertainment resort combined with luxury residential communities, prime office spaces, internationally renowned hotels, schools and an automotive park all set within a lush landscaped environment.

About the Job:

We are seeking to hire a Personal Assistant who will be responsible and accountable for the provision of high level of administrative support, while assisting the smooth functioning of the Country Manager’s office by providing secretarial and administrative support, in addition to the Retail Management team. She will be assisting in planning & co-ordination of activities, providing secretarial support to ensure that the daily schedule is coordinated, diary management, interaction with External and Internal Business Associates, monitoring outlook mails at all times, dealing with telephone calls and facilitating meetings. Main outputs in the form of documentation, customer service, and diary management must be of a high standard

About You:

To qualify for this role, the candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in an Administration, Secretarial capacity dealing with different departments with exposure to all areas of business. Ideally
  •  Have a secretarial diploma or certificate with strong knowledge of typing and shorthand and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work under pressure along with flexibility and multitasking is a must. In addition to understanding the core business functions and the organizational strategic direction, while having the ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in Secretarial / Office Administration


Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will unfortunately be declined this opportunity.

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.