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
Serves 30 million customers each year
About the Position:
A Graphic Design Executive assists and supports the creation of design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves taking direction from the Graphic Design Specialist and understanding the high-level brief before making design decisions.
A Graphic Design Executive works to a brief agreed with the Graphic Design Specialist. They help to create ideas and concepts to meet the set objectives. The work demands creative flair and attention to detail/
The Graphic Design Executive reports to the Graphic Design Specialist and is responsible for assisting and supporting of creative concepts and art working (where required).
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:
Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Digital Art or Design, Advertising, Illustration, marketing, or a related field.
Adobe Certification (ACA) in (Digital Design Curriculum, Visual Design Curriculum and Digital Video Curriculum).
Minimum of 12 months of experience in a Digital ad agency or e-Commerce organization
Graphic design professional with demonstrable experience of commercial web design and has the ability to translate static/flat designs into reality
Basic knowledge of design programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash
E-tail and retail experience are both important
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 writing English.
Excellent presentation & time management skills with delivery skills.
Behavioural Competencies :
First and foremost, a great cultural fit with Al-Futtaim
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines
Resilient and driven, with the desire to succeed
Passionate about their work with a can-do attitude
A team player capable of working cross-functionally in a collaborative manner
Results-orientated, with the ability to drive and deliver the implementation of new ideas
Ambition, while grounded in reality
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines.
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.