Joint Executive Director

SQ Computer Personnel
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ref: LP180-105
SQ Computer Personnel

The Role


The Role


Our clients in Saudi Arabia are looking for an Exec Director .The individual serving in this position will be responsible for the launch, build up and operation on the new research centre.

The candidate must be from agriculture research background.

Start up and co-manage a research center located in Saudi Arabia.

Provide expert advice on industry best practice in all areas of initiating, implementing, and managing a research center, including setting up of physical facilities, policies and procedures for human capital, development of research agendas, establishment of financial management processes, and facilitation of industry collaboration and any associated activity.

Facilitate the physical facility build-up, including working with laboratory designers, physical facility contractors, internal fit-out providers, research equipment suppliers, and any associated authorities to complete a world-class laboratory.

Requirements


Requirements


Desired Experience
Eight years or more of experience in research center management activities required. Fifteen years of total experience required, preferably related to research or research-related activities. Experience/knowledge of research centers including industry partnerships and alternative funding streams, technology transfer and intellectual property rights and research faculty/staff interaction and management.

Must have research center/research-based business administration experience including business development, team leadership, strategic planning, center/business start up, data management, budgeting, human capital management, project management, marketing, performance benchmarking (KPIs), writing and public speaking.

Excellent English language skills are required.

Educational Qualifications
Masters or higher degree in any physical science, engineering, or technology management discipline preferred. MBA w/ bachelor degree in any physical science, engineering, or technology management discipline accepted. Exemptions will be made for exceptionally qualified applicants.

All nationalities are welcomed

About the Company


About the Company


Due to overwhelming client demand, SQ Computer Personnel opened a branch in the UAE in 2007 which we called SQ Gulf. Over the last 7 successful years we have carved out a strong and credible reputation in the UAE as a recruiter of choice. We work in partnership with a number of large multi-national and regional organisations as well as smaller, boutique companies. We aim to supply personnel on a sole agency basis which, in turn, provides you with a very attractive and cost effective, headache-free process.

SQ Gulf covers a wide range of vertical markets with in the MENA region. We have mirrored our UK successes by building a 360 degree, full life-cycle infrastructure and support strategy. We have an experienced team of account managers who are all well versed in their specific market vertical. We cover all levels of seniority and job titles. I myself, have over 13 years of professional recruiting experience, 5 of which have been in the UAE. As an agency, I strongly believe that SQ Gulf, with it's team of dedicated and experienced staff, are exceptionally well placed to provide a smooth, successful and cost-effective recruitment solution. We have an exceptionally large database of current candidates, from UAE Nationals to expats currently looking for new challenges in the region.
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