Operations Team Leader & Executive Assistant

Irwin & Dow

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP447-1388

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Taking a more senior approach and managing a small team of Executive Assistants and Administrators, this Saudi National required position is based in the corporate office of our global professional services client in the heart of Riyadh. As the Saudi Arabian market continues to grow, you will be joining an exceptionally fast paced environment and therefore we are seeking a high caliber individual who is proactive, organised and highly people centric. Ideally you will have exposure from within the finance professional service sector, such as the “Big 4” (PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG or Deloitte) or a global legal firm, supporting those at a Senior or Managing Partner level.

This role will take responsibility, not only for 1-2 Senior individuals as an EA support, but also manage a team of Executive Assistants and administrative functions totaling 4-5 employees. You will report into the Saudi Senior Team on a daily basis and also take instruction from the Regional Senior Leadership team in Dubai, which holds the regional headquarters.

Ensuring you remain constantly forward thinking you will be expected to fully organise complex diaries, global travel itineraries and all associated documents, such as excel reports and PowerPoint presentations. It is imperative that you can be flexible in your approach to the role, fully committed and able to manage highly confidential and fast changing movements for the Senior individuals. You will be a strong problem solver with a highly approachable demeanor to engage and manage your team to achieve competing deadlines and foster an environment of shared best practices and constant improvements.


This top tier professional services employer is an organisation that highly invests in its employees and can provide clear development opportunities for growth. We are therefore seeking a career Executive Assistant with team management experience and an overall minimum of 4 years’ experience in the same. The successful candidate will possess strong IT skills, excellent English language capabilities and be educated to degree 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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