Position Description

Marketing Specialist
Gensler Region Middle East
Job Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
ID 11748
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Marketing Specialist

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems.  Our depth of expertise spans disciplines – from master planning to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more.  Whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient and more impactful.

Gensler Marketing Team
All Gensler marketers should be excellent communicators, proactive problem solvers and action-oriented team players. They must be committed to internal client service, poised under fast-paced pressure and have a relentlessly positive, flexible, “do whatever it takes” attitude. Opportunities for career growth are based on personal initiative, growing their understanding of our business, and ability to directly influence the success of our marketing programs. Special opportunities may exist for those who perform at exceptional levels within practice areas or disciplines, such as writing, graphic design, strategy and/or public relations.

Marketing Specialist Role
Gensler’s Middle East Region is currently seeking a Marketing Specialist to support business development and market awareness within several practice areas. This position spans both strategic and production work, and is expected to work closely with business developers.

Marketing at Gensler is a communications-based discipline. We create qualifications and proposals, presentations, and other deliverables daily, both print documents and electronic ones across multiple platforms. We look for a high level of skill with InDesign, strong graphic design sense, a love of the design industry and a talent for telling stories about it, great client service, and impeccable organization and project management.

Minimum Qualifications
 

  • 3+ years experience, prior experience in marketing and communications; prior knowledge of marketing for professional services firms or the real estate industry, including RFPs, RFQs, EOIs, is a plus.
  • Strategic and creative
  • Outstanding facilitation skills to build consensus in team settings
  • Strong in project management, coordination, and other organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with grammatical accuracy
  • Self-motivator and a great collaborator
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong graphic communication and design skills are a plus
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign)
  • Ability to thrive in a high volume, deadline driven environment
  • Experience researching, designing, writing, and producing business proposals, presentations, and other collateral
  • Bachelor Degree

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of a marketing specialist include:

  • Managing multiple marketing projects on fast deadlines that sometimes involve coordination between several global offices.
  • Leading the development of marketing collateral such as proposals and presentations, including research, design, writing, and coordination
  • Strategize and lead award submissions, media relations, events, and other opportunities for public exposure.
  • Learn Gensler’s portfolio of work, practice areas, and broad firm capabilities, and understand how to leverage that experience to position the firm for new business opportunities.
  • Utilize and maintain resources and information systems, including digital databases, knowledge management platforms, CRM software, boilerplate content, publications and promotional materials, and regular business development reports.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Application Process
Please submit a cover letter and resume. Examples or previous work would also be welcomed. The cover letter, in no more than two pages, should address the minimum qualifications and should communicate the reasons why the candidate’s skill set and background is ideal for this role.

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