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Senior Digital Art Director - Havas KSA

Chalhoub Group

3 - 4 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on May 8, 2018 1 Opening

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Senior Digital Art Director - Havas KSA
Job Summary:
The job holder of this position is responsible for overseeing fast-paced art-design department and demonstrates design & creative talent, manages projects and deals with freelance photographers. The job holder is involved in periodical design, campaigns, i.e. giving shape to imagination and creating a tangible output. The Senior Art Director brings into the reality the concepts that are put together with input from the client and the Creative Director.
Key Responsibilities:
Management of Creative Work:
• Discuss with Creative, Art, Copy-writing, or Production Department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities and concepts to fulfil the client's brief
• Confer with account management team and clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, techniques and selection of media
• Contribute to strategic meetings of all assigned brands and has a comprehensive understanding of the client s business and objectives
• Supervise preparation and presentation of print, broadcast, multimedia, final layouts or online compositions for client approval
• Work with Creative Directors to develop design solutions and new-business proposals and presentations
• Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications
• Visit and assess different locations for potential shoots and work on location
• Attend photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained
• Prepare detailed storyboards showing sequence and timing of story development for television production
• Produce sketches or 'storyboards' (television) or 'roughs' or 'scamps' (print) to communicate ideas to the client
• Work in editing suites to oversee the finished product
Team Management:
• Plan and monitor the performance of the Team to ensure the delivery of quality services is in accordance with the Strategic Agenda
• Hire, train and direct staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for printing
• Manage a team of designers, develop the staff through performance management and giving consistent feedback
• Identify with staff, developmental opportunities and training needs, and help them to work toward their professional goals
Key Competencies:
• Strong knowledge of the media and advertising landscape
• The ability to develop innovative ideas that provide new solutions to all types of workplace challenges
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Digital expertise is a must
• Fluency in English, Arabic is a big plus
• Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash, Power Point and other programs
• HTML, PHP and other Web experience
• Design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
• Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions

Industry Type : Retail
Functional Area : IT Software


Photoshop HTML Illustrator PHP Multimedia English Team management Ideas Tools Account management

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Chalhoub Group

Established in 1955, the Chalhoub Group has grown to become one of the leading partners for luxury across the Middle East. Based in Dubai, the company offers expert retail, distribution and marketing services for luxury brands. Over the years, the Group has made its mark as one of the major players in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors of the Middle East region. For its commitment towards promoting sustainable business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015. It has also been accepted as a new member of the United Nations Global Compact Community.

The group is committed to building brands in the Middle East by providing excellent services to its partners and outstanding experience to its customers. The group’s passionate team of professionals assists in the same by blending their expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury.

The Chalhoub Group has a staff of more than 12000 people spread across over 650 retail stores situated in 14 countries. The rapidly growing group is constantly on a look out to expand its workforce by adding more highly skilled and dedicated professionals to its team. The company attributes its success to its employees and goes an extra mile in providing career development opportunities to those who are passionate about their work.
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