Design Management Manager, Majid Al Futtaim UAE

  • Full time
  • UAE
  • Posted 9 months ago
  • 13000-25000 AED / Month

Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim presently has a job opening for eligible candidate for position of a Design Management Manager in UAE. The selected candidate will work at The Design Studio (Subsidiary of Majid Al Futtaim). This job was posted by Majid Al Futtaim on 22 October 2023. All aspiring candidates fulfilling the undermentioned criteria should promptly avail this opportunity.

Job Purpose of A Design Management Manager

  • This role primarily involves overseeing Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ community developments, mixed-use projects, and the redevelopment of existing shopping malls and hotels.
  • The Design Manager collaborates closely with an in-house team of designers and external consultant teams to ensure the delivery of designs that align with project briefs, budgets, and timelines.
  • There is a particular emphasis on maintaining design integrity from concept to delivery.
  • Furthermore, this position places significant importance on effectively managing both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Design Manager plays a pivotal role in advancing MAF initiatives related to sustainability, digital design, and innovation, all in alignment with MAFP’s Net Zero target.

Duties of A Design Management Manager

  • Lead design projects, representing DS in stakeholder meetings, providing design expertise, managing the linear design process, and guiding internal and external design teams.
  • Create a design brief and deliver designs that align with business-wide strategic initiatives, respond to the Development Brief, and prioritize first to asset products.
  • Manage design packages, provide clear directions, efficient decision-making, and sign-off from internal stakeholders while ensuring alignment with the original design brief and deliverables.
  • Assist in project reviews in line with Majid Al Futtaim Design Standards.
  • Liaise with Design Studio Creative and Technical teams for timely design documentation reviews.
  • Create deliverables and scope of work aligned with the Design Brief, considering the design team structure and procurement strategy.
  • Lead the production of functional plans with a strong understanding of layout principles.
  • Leverage expertise in residential design to ensure that design projects meet the highest standards of functionality, aesthetics, and user experience.
  • Understand master planning and mixed-use asset designs, achieving the right balance and emphasizing product uniqueness.
  • Review materials selections, control mockup sign-off and on-site implementations, propose solutions and monitor site issues with observation reports.
  • Review contractors’ shop drawings, anticipate issues, provide effective solutions, and manage mockup reviews and sign off in coordination with the site team.

What You’ll Do More?

  • Present design proposals in a technically sound and persuasive manner.
  • Ensure alignment and delivery of projects with other business functions.
  • Consistently update project progress for all stakeholders.
  • Ensure consistent alignment and sign-off from all relevant parties.
  • Lead the in-house production team in effectively delivering design tasks.
  • Actively participate in both creative tasks and high-quality design package production.
  • Understand and incorporate stakeholder requirements while adhering to the design brief and maintaining MAF design standards.
  • Maintain high-quality presentation standards to meet international norms.
  • Ensure compliance with the Majid Al Futtaim Code of Conduct, departmental policies, and HC policies and procedures at all times.
  • Enhance the design standards content to encompass high-level principles and lessons learned.
  • Adhere to project schedules and costs, and develop time-saving and design program efficiency initiatives.
  • Advocate and embody MAFP values within The Design Studio, ensuring adherence and consistent exhibition.
  • Lead by example, fostering an honest and collaborative work environment that promotes teamwork and passion for common business objectives.

Who Can Apply?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent.


  • A minimum of 8 years of work experience in mixed-use and/or residential design, demonstrating a strong foundation in these areas.
  • Experience with reputable companies in the GCC region or abroad is highly regarded.

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Expertise in master planning, and experience in retail, commercial, and hospitality design is a valuable asset and considered a plus.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of industry best practices, staying updated with the latest trends and methodologies in design management.
  • Exceptional communication skills with a talent for influencing and engaging stakeholders, fostering productive collaborations.
  • Ability to work productively and innovatively, serving as both an innovator and enabler.
  • Possesses excellent analytical and problem solving skills and applies a flexible, pragmatic approach.

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