Training Manager

Majid Al Futtaim Fashion (MAF Fashion)

Ref: KP603-102
Majid Al Futtaim Fashion (MAF Fashion)

The Role

The Role

The successful candidiate will be able to plan, develop and implement developmental training objectives which are well-aligned to the strategies and goals of the business.

This includes managing development training programs, forecasting development training budgets and evaluating techniques implemented and required for successful delivery of training programs.

A good knowledge of learning theory and training best practices is a must for this role and candidates must be able to show a demonstrated ability to interact and consult effectively with management and staff through building productive relationships.

This role will manage a small team so effective management and leadership skills is essential. To ensure the key core competancies are met strong interpersonal, team work and communication skills are fundemental but the successful candidate must be flexible in their approach displaying a result focused attitude and a strong work ethic.

A conceptual thinking, self motivater is required with excellent presentation skills, effective time management and ability to prioritize work.



Essential Criteria:

• University degree
• Bilingual - Arabic should be first language
• 2 – 3 years training / organizational development experience
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Retail Store environment
• Proven training program design and facilitation skills
• Strong assessment and verbal/written communication skills
• Ability to evaluate and analyze training programs and training resources
• Proven understanding of store operational procedures
• Proven experience in implementing new training initiatives
• Intermediate – Advanced skills across the MS Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Must hold a current UAE drivers license

About the Company

About the Company

Majid Al Futtaim Fashion provides a platform for the introduction of world-class fashion and retail brands in the region, developing their presence across the Middle East. Their aim is to be the international retail partner of choice for some of the world’s most desirable brands. The Company believes the strength of a brand’s success is through the focus of its people. Having the right retail structure, with the right people, ensures that a brand’s integrity is maintained to the highest level and that the customer experience is aligned to global standards.

The leading retail arm of Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, Majid Al Futtaim Fashion has the rights to operate the internationally renowned Juicy Couture brand throughout the region. Juicy Couture is one of the most popular casual luxury brands in the Middle East and continues to be a retail success with over 18 stores currently open across the region and further plans to expand the into new markets in 2014.

Other brands operated by Majid Al Futtaim Fashion include one of the UK’s leading fashion retailers Jane Norman, the metropolitan casual lifestyle brand Mexx and IT’SUGAR the US confectionary brand with an attitude.

The eclectic Spanish brand Hoss Intropia, and the iconic fashion brand Halston Heritage, were recently added to Majid Al Futtaim Fashion’s portfolio. Tremendous demand for both brands is anticipated this year with an aggressive rollout of new stores planned throughout the region.

In early 2013, Majid Al Futtaim Fashion announced a joint ventures agreement with the leading American retailer and casual wear clothing brand, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F), with respect to its Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch brands. The agreement is to develop Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch’s presence within the UAE, further supporting the brand’s international growth. As Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s first physical foray into the Middle East, the landmark joint venture partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion should significantly broaden A&F’s regional potential across the GCC, further adding to the region’s offering of exceptional market leading international brands.
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