Commercial Director - Arabic Speaking (Real Estate Developer)


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5905

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a leading real estate developer in Dubai which have a range of masterplan, commercial and residential properties within its portfolio. Our client is seeking an experienced Arabic speaking Commercial Director who will be responsible for providing senior leadership within the contracts and procurement functions.

The ideal candidate will have originated from a Quantity Surveying background with a strong understanding of QAQC practices.

This Director role will be responsible for providing overall focus for the developer’s procurement needs, improving coordination, and developing and managing initiatives to maximize other departments’ involvement. The Contracts and Procurement Director will assist other departments in the overall application of procurement policies.

In conjunction, this role will identify high level procurement issues, leads the development of solutions and provides guidance to management on resolving complex issues, whilst ensuring the procurement administration process.

The Commercial Director will manage and monitor all phases of the procurement process from inception through completion including preparing, reviewing, and approving all documents to ensure protection of the company’s position and identifying risk factors.


The client will look to recruit an Arabic speaking Commercial or Procurement professional, with a minimum of 15 years with a leading PMC or Real Estate Developer in the UAE or GCC.

The selected candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Finance from an internationally recognised University. Candidates holding Professional Memberships or Chartered status (MRICS / FRICS) will also be considered as a priority.

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 Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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