Creative Director | Design Director (Dubai) Leisure and Entertainment Development
Sanderson an International Leisure & Entertainment Design & Build Corporation looking for a Creative Director | Design Director to join our Dubai team.
The Creative Director | Design Director is responsible for overseeing and driving the full creative experience, presenting the overall vision, layout & story, and ultimately directing and establishing the creative ‘story’ for the guest experience. One of the main objectives of the Creative Director | Design Director is to plan projects on behalf of the Company, in all Leisure & Entertainment markets we serve. These projects must be executed to the agreed timeframe, budget and quality specifications. This work includes coordinating the efforts of all relevant team members (Creative & Architectural) and third-party contractors and consultants. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining and implementing the Company’s planning guidelines and standards.
Act as the ‘vision-keeper’ for the project Communicate, inspire, and maintain project intent among all team-members. Drive the story for the project as necessary to maintain the creative intent and deliver the intended experience.
Leads and directs effort to conceive, develop and define all creative aspects of assigned project that affect guest (Often includes leading and encouraging early efforts to creatively explore multiple options in order to arrive at best project direction.)
To create and manage the Concept, Schematic Design & Detailed Design production
Acts as project liaison as needed with internal and external partners, licensors, intellectual property owners &
Coordinate with engineers, suppliers &
Manage planning project
Work closely with all their direct reports to achieve project goals and
Work closely with the divisional and company-wide management to integrate their department within the overall
Oversee all design and technical matters related to projects and will support other departments in achieving the desired design and quality standards and to do so on time and on budget. To this end, they will advise the group on design and construction issues, selection and appointment of contractors, suppliers and consultants, cost and quality control, commissioning and
Business travel will be required related to Company
Bachelor’s degree in Theater, Art, Film, or Architecture is required
Master’s degree in Theater, Art, Film, or Architecture is preferred
It is mandatory that the person will have worked within an international hospitality / leisure / themed entertainment industry organization, and will possess at least 5+ years of proven track record in a senior contributor and management role with leadership
They will have extensive and demonstrable experience managing top-end design / construction projects within the hospitality / leisure / themed entertainment sector and being accountable for delivery: On time, on budget and to the specified
Working knowledge and experience of the means, methods, and materials required in Themed fabrication construction is highly
They will be able to maintain effective communications, both verbal and written, in a work environment where colleagues and business contacts are often in different countries and time
Fluent English is a must, and other languages are an
Working knowledge of business practices and cultural aspects of the Middle Eastern regions is highly
They will be self-managed, disciplined and organized, with strong leadership They will be decisive and persuasive with vendors, consultants, contractors and business partners. Leading, coaching, and mentoring with staff will be required.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Sanderson Group
The Sanderson Group is an Australian based Multi-National Corporation with nearly 3 decades in delivering Leisure Themed and Entertainment Projects. We are led by an experienced Multi-National Team that draws on resources from locations across Asia Pacific/Middle East to provide its clients with pragmatic turnkey, value-added & cost effective solutions...from design to reality.
Established in 1989, the Group has since evolved into the biggest name in Asia Pacific Middle East thematic arena.