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Chief Operating Officer


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP222-2969

Job description / Role

We are assisting our client to find a Chief Operating Officer for their Billion Dirham turnover organization. They currently have over 1000 employees and are a well established organization within their field.

The main focus of the COO will be to contribute to and implement the operational and commercial objectives of the Group. The COO would need to achieve profitable production growth whilst providing technical support to systems/processes, business improvement, and manufacturing groups to ensure the achievement of strategic goals.

- Manage the day to day operations of all the business units
- Control and inventory plan the main warehouses
- All main departments such as Sales, Marketing, Engineering, IT, ERP, Supply chain, HR and other departments will report directly into this role
- Transform the operations of the group to be in line with worlds best LEAN manufacturing practices
- Engage in key or targeted customer accounts
- Prepare monthly reports for all business functions for the Board of Directors
- Prepare and submit annual operational budgets & KPI's for approval, manage effectively the budget and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.


- From the following backgrounds: Manufacturing, metal extrusion or construction
- Experience working in the Middle East
- 15-20+ years experience
- Logical and methodical approach to problem solving
- Bachelor's degree, (Masters degree or MBA -preferred but not essential)

About the Company

Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.

Our Middle East office was founded in December 2005, headquartered in Dubai UAE. We deal with clients in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other key areas in the region. Our consultants sector-specific knowledge and unique understanding of the local market allows us to offer an exceptional level of service across all divisions.

We currently recruit for roles in the following sectors: Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Logistics, Legal, Office Support, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Supply Chain & Procurement, and Sales & Marketing.

As part of our continuing expansion, we have opened a dedicated Abu Dhabi desk to further assist with our client needs across the region.

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Chief Operating Officer salaries in UAE

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AED 65,000

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