Business Development Director

Quest Search & Selection


Ref: GP340-2640

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Business Development Director to join our dynamic team at a leading photography company based in Dubai. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing and nurturing relationships within the retail and leisure sectors across the GCC region.


• Develop and implement strategic business development plans to drive growth and expansion within the retail and leisure sectors.
• Identify and pursue new business opportunities, including partnerships, collaborations, and client acquisitions.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including retail chains, leisure facilities, and entertainment venues.
• Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, competitive threats, and growth opportunities.
• Collaborate with internal teams to develop innovative products and services tailored to the needs of retail and leisure clients.
• Drive sales initiatives, negotiate contracts, and close deals to achieve revenue targets.
• Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and networking functions to enhance brand visibility and market presence.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

• Proven track record of success in business development roles within the photography or related industries.
• Extensive experience in developing and maintaining relationships within the retail and leisure sectors across the GCC region.
• Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Strategic thinker with the ability to identify and capitalize on market opportunities.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Fluency in English; knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

AED 35,000 to 40,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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