Get to Know PUMA Middle East
PUMA Middle East is fast, hot and multicultural – just like Dubai.
Working at PUMA Middle East
At PUMA Middle East we're responsible for PUMA’s business and activities across the Middle East as well as countries in East Africa and Egypt, covering a territory of over 20 countries.
We have a healthy retail presence through our own stores, as well as partner stores in prime locations across the territory. In addition, we show an active on-ground presence through events and activations. PUMA is completely entrenched in the region and shines a spotlight on local events, campaigns and influencers.
Rising Fast in Dubai
PUMA Middle East has been headquartered in Dubai since 2005. The city is always on the move, constantly growing and developing. Changes can happen in the blink of an eye. One week there's an empty piece of land and a few weeks later there's a completed apartment building, right there! PUMA Middle East feels right at home in such a fast moving city. Locals and expats hold Dubai in high spirits.
Dubai is a fast-rising cosmopolitan city as well as an established business and tourist destination. Dubai has been gaining reputation as a leading shopping and luxury destination in the Middle East with an amazing infrastructure. It's an international city with over 80% of the population being foreign born, and it plays host to some of the most exclusive restaurants beside countless street-style eateries.
PUMA in Dubai is a dynamic, well rounded, harmonious place to work. And I think it comes down to management - we have a really dynamic General Manager. Because the organization is so small, we all need to work together to succeed.Brad Viviers Head of Sales at PUMA Middle East
Take Your Pick
Make a Splash
"Dubai is a city that offers a lot of new and rewarding adventures, personally and professionally. As an individual that values growth in all the important faces of my life, this city was a natural personal choice. PUMA’s presence in key cities around the world allowed me to fulfill my aspiration to develop a career with a global perspective." - Arina Donskikh, Manager Purchasing
"I would describe my relocation to Dubai as one of the biggest decisions I’ve made in my life. I moved from the HQ in Germany to Dubai to be closer to the market, the customers, the products, and to gain more expertise and responsibilities. I believe that if you want to grow personally or professionally, you need to challenge yourself and change things, without the fear of regret, loss or failure. I am super happy with the decision I made – being in such an amazing city and international workplace with so many different cultures and great personalities is super interesting and so much fun." - Esra Patterson, Manager Merchandising
"I am very grateful for this relocation opportunity, it has had a great positive impact on my professional and personal life. One of the most fascinating things about my relocation to Dubai is being able to execute the global strategy in the local market. This is one of the biggest challenges for multinational companies. The trends and customs of the Arabic world has an important influence on our buying plan, and as a consequence, combining global strategy with local feedback is showing great results. It has also been very enriching for me as I am from Chile, where business, traditions and fashion are different, and getting to know this new world is very exciting." - Uraidah Arratia, Manager Retail Merchandising
"Moving to UAE from Russia, gave me the opportunity to leave my past behind, reinvent myself and start from scratch in an exciting professional and personal journey." - Kirill Kazakov, Head of Retail
ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITY
The PUMA value ‘Be Together’ goes beyond our office walls. Here at PUMA Middle East we organized a 2-day event in the United Arab Emirates for a charity called Mission for Seafarers, which provides support to merchant crews in need around the world.
The action started with the packing of essential hygiene products, water bottles and t-shirts into 500 bags and finished with the distribution of the bags to struggling fishermen in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
Meet the Team
We are what enriches PUMA with Speed and Spirit, each player is an individual talent and a force to be reckoned with when we come together. See what drives us, and how we celebrate when we score. So, what’s your game?
Merchandising and Go-To-Market
People and Organization
PUMA Wellbeing at Middle East
- Community engagement activities
- Company parties & events
- Social area
- Flexible working hours
- Parental leave policy
- Employee discount
- Life insurance
- Medical insurance
Health and Wellness Allowance