President – Curtain Wall Solutions

1Recruit International
UAE

Ref: MP907-90
1Recruit International

The Role


The Role


Our client, a leading curtain wall solutions company that provide aluminium, metals, cladding and glass solutions to the construction industry seeks a President for their Middle East North and Central Africa operation to lead and manage this high tech operation. This role requires a President who is commercially astute, displays strong leadership abilities and understands and addresses the competitive nature of the Greater MENA construction markets in the current economic climate. Our client seeks a President who has a well-rounded level of executive experience, has technical capabilities with cladding and can strategically grow this business and ensure efficiency gains through the production process. The focus of this role now is to continue to source forward sales, build the capacity of the management team and ensure efficiency gains are realized through the production process.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the proven performer we seek will be responsible to:

• Direct, lead and performance manage the company and direct management of an executive team of 6 including a Head of Projects, Head of Glass, Head of Aluminum, Estimating and Purchasing, Financial Controller and Plant Manager.
• Indirect management of a team of 400+ staff to meet organizational strategic and operational objectives from a sales, production, corporate service, corporate governance, commercial and technical and engineering perspective.
• Build the organization to enable the firm to compete in both local and regional MENA markets within the curtain wall industry. Target markets are the UAE, Saudi and Qatar.
• Manage, monitor and achieve projected budgets and revenue and manage / control production costs and expenditure.
• Build an effective and efficient production process that is lean to remain competitive in the current marketplace.
• Review of strategic and operational plans.
• Revision of organizational structure to support strategic plan.
• Be the key representative for the firm in relation to clients and stakeholders.
• Build forward sales for the company’s books for 2013 to maximize production capacity.
• Submit monthly management reports as required on company revenue and performance to the Board of Directors.
• Ensure minimal Health and safety incident across the company.

Requirements


Requirements


• Degree in Engineering, Commerce, Manufacturing or comparable and possess a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the cladding / curtain wall sector and at least 3 years’ experience in the GCC markets being essential.
• Abilities to source and win work, with a focus on the UAE and Saudi Arabia which are highly competitive market.
• Candidates must be proven leaders in comparable industry who embrace innovation.
• Strong project management and production / workflow management expertise in terms of design, financial, production and installation.
• The exceptional communicator must have strong commercial acumen and will ideally have excellent networks across the cladding industry. The ability to work across various levels of management and within a multi-cultural environment is essential.
• A good command of English (written and verbal) is necessary

A competitive salary package will be offered to attract exceptional candidates to this growth organization. To apply, upload your resume in Word format

About the Company


About the Company


1Recruit International LLC is an international global recruitment and human resource solutions consultancy with a global mind set and a proven track record in talent management. Resourcing across an array of executive business sectors, our corporate mission entails client satisfaction through quality orientation; a consultative approach, delivery excellence and innovation through 'best fit” candidates technically, behaviourally and culturally.
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