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Senior Business Manager

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-5281

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Senior Business Manager - Major Project - Riyadh, KSA

The Sr Business Manager is responsible for working with the Sector leadership to translate business strategy into operational efficiency within the Sector, including management of strategic business initiatives, human resources, finances, IT, contract procurement and administration.

Client Details

Major Project - Riyadh, KSA

One of the major projects in the Kingdom


Senior Business Manager - Major Project - Riyadh, KSA

• Ensure the efficient day-to-day operations of the Sector including, but not limited to, development and management of budgets, contracts, new hires, office space planning and admin staff across the organization.
• Undertaking strategy development and Sector planning, and successful execution of the strategies and plans.
• Work with Sector leadership to develop the operating strategy for the organization and work with corporate shared services (such as HR, Finance, Procurement, Legal, IT, Marketing) to ensure that the Sector has adequate and suitable resources to deliver its objectives.
• Utilize extensive Engineering/Construction knowledge, and experience, to develop and sustain excellent working relationship with Construction/Projects Sector, and to coordinate and participate in review of implementation plans and initiatives.
• Develop and manage relationships with external vendors, suppliers and service providers and provide contract management and administration services to the organization.
• Manage the Sector budgets and work with leadership and Finance to plan future budget requirements.
• Ensure that all corporate policies, communications, education and training are cascaded down through the organization as necessary, and manage all Sector-specific communication, learning and development.
• Develop and implement dashboards and reporting for the Department, to enable leadership to use data and analytics effectively in decision-making.
• Be the first point of contact for other Departments/Sectors needing to work with the Sector and for any issues/concerns involving the employees in the Sector.
• Implement and co-ordinate all corporate programs and strategic initiatives across the Sector (e.g. performance management, workforce and succession planning, Sector-specific action plans, etc.)
• Support all the functions of the Department, and wider Sector, and manage any change in line with evolving strategy.
• Monitor internal assessments of business risk and ensure risk mitigation measures are in place.

Job Offer

• Senior Business Manager - Major Project - Riyadh, KSA
• Competitive package and benefits


• 12+ years extensive experience in, and understanding of, Engineering or Construction management of mega, multi-disciplinary projects, at least 6 of which as business or contract management.
• Proven experience in preparation and management of organization strategy, implementation plans, budget, recruitment, and operating plans.
• In-depth knowledge of Engineering & Construction project execution, including latest technologies, contract procurement, stakeholder negotiation and dispute resolution.
• In depth understanding of business/venture strategies with ability to problem-solve and make effective decisions in a fast-paced environment, with good knowledge of technology to support business management.
• Working knowledge of international codes and standards e.g. IBC's, SBC, BS Codes, Euro Code etc. and latest building and engineering materials innovations.
• Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple, Sector related tasks simultaneously.
• Proven ability to build professional relationships and trust, with colleagues and internal and external stakeholders alike Interpersonal skills to build effective relationships across all levels of the organization.
• Excellent communicator (verbal and written) and a good command of English and ability to present confidently to small and large audiences.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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