Director of Commercial Operations

Gulf Connexions
UAE

Ref: GP692-1201
Gulf Connexions

The Role


The Role


Our client, an International Freight forwarding and Logistics Solutions provider is looking for a Director of Commercial Operations to join their team in the UAE.

Responsibilities:
• Develop, drive and implement a sales strategy for the company’s sales teams, currently consisting of 10 staff. The sales strategy should cover the range of small to medium sized targets, but also include a high level pipeline of larger corporate potential clients with typically longer sales cycles. The role would also implement a sales reporting structure via an IT system, as well as develop a proper sales incentive scheme.
• The DCO will be the main driver for business development, a strategic approach that includes development of products, as well as identifying new geographical areas of interest.
• The DCO will also be responsible for contributing to improving our operational side of the business, by introducing alternate, and sometimes more cost efficient ways of doing things.
• The DCO will be an integral part of establishing the company overseas.

Requirements


Requirements


• At least 15-20 years’ experience
• Must have a strong commercial background in Freight Forwarding
• Experience with projects and Oil/Gas would be an advantage
• Middle East experience would be preferable
• Sales and especially Sales Management skills
• Develop new markets, new products and geographically
• Must have an outgoing personality, and lead by example
• Capable of directing, mentoring, coaching a team of currently 10 sales people - expected to grow
• Ability to develop and implement a strategy for the commercial department, targeting small to medium sized clients
• Developing a strategic approach for larger, corporate accounts that normally have a longer sales cycle
• Implement a CRM software system that will create sales forecasts, pipeline and monitoring of performance of the team

Candidates who qualify for this position may kindly apply online. Please upload your CV in MS Word Document format.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

About the Company


About the Company


Gulf Connexions Group is the region’s leading specialist recruitment consultancy providing a wealth of local and international expertise and in-depth market intelligence for its blue-chip clients and candidates.

Contact our consultants directly for your specialist recruitment requirements. For candidates searching for job opportunities and requiring informed career advice, Gulf Connexions provides updates on the top positions available across the region.

Headquartered in Bahrain in the heart of central business district, Gulf Connexions maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, fully equipped with state-of-the-art database technologies. Gulf Connexions has a rigorous screening process for all prospective candidates with interviewing facilities available throughout the region.

Gulf Connexions has the most extensive database of experienced and qualified banking candidates available for regional deployment. Gulf Connexions works closely with the region's leading blue chip organizations providing candidates with excellent career path development and unrivaled employment opportunities.
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