Director of Design Jumeirah Group, Dubai

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 11 months ago
  • 16000-27000 AED / Month

Jumeirah Group presently has a job opening for eligible candidate for the position of a Director of Design in Dubai, UAE. Established in 1997, Jumeirah Group is a luxury hospitality company which operates a world class 6,500 key port folios of 23 luxury properties across Middle East, Europe and Asia. The group boasts some of the most prestigious and captivating properties in the world. From the iconic hotel and time less pinnacle of luxury, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah to modern twist on a British classic in the heart of Knightsbridge at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Jumeirah’s name is synonymous with service excellence, crafting exceptional experiences for everyone who walks through its doors. Beyond its properties and resorts, Jumeirah Group is also dedicated to destination dining experiences, combining most authentic & diverse cuisines.

Job Purpose of A Director of Design

A Director of Design oversees and guides the creative direction of a company’s design projects.

Duties of A Director of Design

Design Strategy Development 

  • Collaborate closely with the Head of Design to co-create and communicate a comprehensive design strategy that aligns with the organization’s overall vision and goals.

Project Portfolio Management

  • Oversee a diverse portfolio of design projects, ensuring they adhere to design standards, project timelines, and budget constraints.
  • Lead and guide the design team in maintaining consistent quality across all projects.

Design Consultant Engagement

  • Collaborate with external design consultants and identify top-tier Interior Design Consultants/companies to complement in-house capabilities.
  • Nurture productive relationships to leverage external expertise when necessary.

Team Leadership

  •  Provide dynamic leadership to the design team, including the Interior Design Managers, fostering a culture of excellence, creativity, and continuous growth.
  • Mentor team members and facilitate professional development.

Design Direction

  •  Offer expert guidance and creative direction to the design team, ensuring that design solutions seamlessly blend aesthetics with functionality.
  • Conduct regular design reviews and provide actionable feedback.
  • Select and source high-quality, luxurious FF&E items that align with the brand’s identity and vision.

Innovation Advocacy

  • Champion design innovation across the organization by encouraging exploration of new technologies, materials, and approaches.
  • Foster an environment that encourages creative problem-solving.

Collaborative Partnerships

  •  Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Technical Services, Marketing, and Operations, to ensure the integration of design principles throughout all project phases.
  • Build and sustain effective working relationships.

Quality Assurance

  • Maintain the highest standard of design quality across all projects.
  • Conduct thorough quality checks, address any issues promptly, and ensure that designs meet or exceed organizational expectations.

Project Management

  • Manage complex design projects, including coordination with cross-functional teams, vendors and contractors to ensure timely project completion within budget.

Trend Analysis

  •  Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging design technologies, top-tier Interior Design Consultants/Companies, and creative developments.
  • Integrate insights into the organization’s design approach to stay ahead in a competitive landscape.

Who Can Apply?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design or equivalent from an accredited and renowned University.


  • 15 years of progressively responsible design experience, including at least 6 years in leadership roles within the luxury hospitality design domain.

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Proven track record of successful leadership in design roles within the luxury hospitality industry.
  • A portfolio showcasing successfully completed luxury hospitality projects, highlighting design aesthetics, FF&E selections, and guest experiences.
  • Extensive knowledge of the design industry, market trends, and emerging technologies.
  • Proficient in design software and tools such as AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, etc.

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