Market Executive | Al Futtaim Group Dubai, UAE

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The Role


FAMCO (Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co.) is a market leading supplier of products & services to a diverse range of industries & commercial undertakings covering the transportation, construction, manufacturing, warehousing, oil & gas and marine sectors. FAMCO serves these industries with world-class brands like Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses, Volvo Construction Equipment, Merlo, Ingersoll Rand, Linde, Dexion, Yanmar, Himoinsa, Stanley Proto, Fenner, Bruynzeel, Mobel Linea, Meco, Bott, Stertil, Hart & Nassau.
FAMCO has operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and in December 2011, FAMCO acquired the Volvo Construction Equipment distributor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Al Rehab) and now operates with 5 branches across the Kingdom. The company’s development and success has been based on an in-depth understanding of customer needs and the dedication of its skilled staff.
FAMCO is committed to providing outstanding second-to-none service levels to customers and to maintaining quality, safety and environmental standards at the highest possible levels. FAMCO is an ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004 certified company.We are looking to hire aآ  Market Executive to be based in our Dubai office.
In 2011 FAMCO expanded regionally by starting operations in Oman and Qatar and entered Saudi through an acquisition.آ The Marketing Executive will play a key regional role in making sure the FAMCO brand takes a leading position in the industries we do business in. The role requires travelling in the GCC and Arabic speaking skills.

Key Accountabilities for the role are:

* Launch FAMCO in Oman
* Launch FAMCO in Qatar
* Launch FAMCO in Saudi
* Manage marketing plan in each market
* Provide Market Intelligence

Requirements


Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

* Bachelors degree in Marketing orآ Communications
* Cultural knowledge of doing business in the Gulf countries.

Minimum Experience:

* 3-5 years experience

Job-Specific Skills:

* Must have carried out a marketing activity in Saudi, Oman or Qatar.
* Must have worked on a leading international brand and have knowledge of what a brand strategy is and why it is important
* Must have experience in events, planning ads, PR, direct marketing, marketing research
* Arabic speaker, preferably male (due to visa issues in some GCC countries)

Behavioural Competencies:

* Results oriented
* Works under pressure
* Willing to work long hours and/or weekends
* Willing to travel frequently and on short notice

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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