Personal Assistant – Al-Futtaim Group

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-5008
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Toyota, Honda, Marks & Spencers, Ikea, Toys R Us and Dubai Festival City are just some of the amazing renowned brands managed by the Al Futtaim Group of Companies. Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses in the Gulf region.  Today, Al-Futtaim operates through more than 65 companies in sectors as diverse as commerce, industry and services, and employs in excess of 20,000 people across the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Pakistan, Singapore and Europe.We are currently looking out for an enthusiastic and experienced Personal Assistant for Senior Management in Al-Futtaim Group.

Your duties will include:

* Prepare correspondence, reports, and materials which are clear and easy to understand for meetings and presentations
* Show excellent organisation skills by arranging and coordinating meetings and conferences
* Attending meetings making note of all relevant discussions and typing clear and concise minutes
* Coordinate diaries and arrange all business travel

Requirements


Requirements


To apply for this role you should have the following skills, experiences and qualifications:

* Minimum secondary level of education, Degree holder would be preferable
* At least five years previous secretarial/administration experience
* Experience within a large multi-cultured organisation - preferably within the head office
* Experience of working for senior management carrying our diary management, travel arrangements and meeting coordination
* Excellent English communication skills both written and oral
* High computer literacy - Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* Presentable, not enforceable, calm, friendly, mature personality and experience dealing with senior management and VIPs
* Excellent organisational skills
* Discretion with confidential information
* UAE experience is a must

About the Company


About the Company


Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Group’s belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.
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