Personal Assistant to the Senior Vice President - Retail

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Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

This company is a pioneer in its field and over the last forty years, have evolved into an organisation of amazing people, who are curators of some of the world’s most desired brands. This retail group has successfully introduced more than 80 brands to the Middle East in the areas of automotive and retail.

The role of Personal Assistant will essentially be functioning at C-Suite level and will be very much the “right hand person” of the Senior Vice President. Strong business acumen and commercial awareness is paramount as there will be an expectation that the PA will have a solid understanding of the group as a whole, in order to be both politically aware across the group and understand the implications and business impact of actions and decisions within their role. Key responsibilities include providing a full administration and secretarial service to the SVP and his/her business schedule including diary management, arranging and attending meetings and workload management.

The role acts as a gatekeeper for the SVP and offers autonomy along with the ability to make decisions within the PA’s realms of responsibility when required. This is a very senior role and requires superb communication ability as you will be dealing with peers, stakeholders, business partners and luxury brand principles on a local and global scale. You will prepare for and attend board meetings, take and distribute minutes and engage in follow up for associated actions and deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS

Our client is specifically looking for a high calibre, business support professional with at least five years regional working at C-Suite or Board level. The role is extremely fast paced and the successful candidate will have the ability to cope with constantly changing deadlines and priorities, be able to process complex business and internal group information and be aware of the wider implications at group level.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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