AF20948 - Executive Assistant to the CCO | Al Futtaim Group | Dubai

Department: Al Futtaim Group Audit
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 24-Apr-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 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.

Group Audit

Group Audit is based in Al-Futtaim's head office in Dubai Festival City.

About the Position:

As part of our Group Audit team, we are looking for an Executive Assistant to be based in Dubai Festival City.

This job involves providing secretarial and administrative support for the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer in a pro-active manner and with minimal supervision. The Executive Assistant handles information of an extremely sensitive  nature. This position is responsible for ensuring a professional company image is projected to internal and external contacts (in-person and through phone interaction).

The duties involve management of day to day activities,  Chief Audit and Compliance Officer’s communications, coordinating regular internal meetings and telephone & video conferences, representing the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer in a professional and customer-focused manner with internal and external contacts, travel arrangement, office management.

Working directly with the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, this position requires a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism. Besides, the Executive Assistant needs to maintain a good working relationship with senior management and employees at all levels

About You:

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 10  years experience in Executive Assistant role supporting at C-Suite level. You will have strong inter-personal skills to facilitate professional interaction with both Clients and Internal Audit team members. A Bachelor degree would be an advantage but not essential

You will be highly organized and able  to handle numerous tasks at one time and prioritize them effectively. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) are essential. Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to draft formal letters from basic notes or concept.


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