Job description / Role
Charterhouse is working in partnership with a multinational manufacturer of consumer goods who are looking to hire a Country Manager, due to the expansion of their operations in Saudi Arabia.
This role will be responsible for establishing a market entry strategy and business development opportunities within Saudi Arabia, and reports directly in to the CEO. This is an exciting and challenging role which requires an individual who possesses excellent commercial acumen, leadership experience and successful track record of devising business development strategies. This role will oversee a small team and indirectly manage external partners, in addition to building strong client relationships to secure new business. This role is responsible for managing the P&L, delivering company training and forecasting sales performance in line with company objectives.
To be considered for this role you must hold an MBA or minimum of a bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field. Prior experience of at least 6 years working in the Middle East, ideally within Saudi Arabia is essential. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to influence decision makers at all levels in order to win new business and build strong client relationships with key partners. A high level of autonomy and decision making is required for this role therefore the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, self-drive and excellent organisational skills. Previous leadership experience is required, ideally within FMCG, Consumer goods or a start-up environment. Due to the nature of the role preference will be given to Arabic speakers.
About the Company
The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.
Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.