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COO - Logistics

Inspire Selection

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP314-1231

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

If you’re a commercially minded, hands-on GM or COO from a logistics company and looking for a new challenge, please read on..

This role has a very lucrative profit share scheme on top of the salary. Possibility of becoming an equity shareholder in the future.

Our client is a global entity with business in all corners of the world. We are searching for an enthusiastic COO with dynamic ideas to overseas the ops in the Middle East & North Africa region.

Prior logistics industry experience is essential, as well as having an ‘engineering mind’ to offer solutions to clients in the logistics industry.


• Develops long-term business plan across the GCC and North Africa region and delivers sales strategies to achieve them.
• Ensures that company results are achieved within agreed budgets and timescales in terms of sales, profits, projects and capital employed.
• Oversees a diverse team across Engineering, HR, Admin, IT, Finance, Procurement and all other operations
• Leads by example to continually develop and grow the business across the GCC and North Africa regions.
• Ensures activities meet and integrate with organisational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal regulations, environmental policies and corporate social responsibility.
• Alongside the MD, approve business budgets and control the same through an effective monitoring and control mechanism.
• Ensures the organisation is well equipped in areas of infrastructure, technology, tools and talent to be able to achieve its objectives.
• Ensures any legal risks to the business are identified and mitigated.
• Fosters a work culture that encourages kindness, team work and inclusion
• Ensures a talented and highly motivated work force is in place through implementation of effective HR strategies.
• Maintains a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.


• Master’s Degree in Business Administration
• Min 7-10 years of experience in a Director or C-level role, out of which a significant part should have been spent in providing strategic leadership, preferably in an engineering environment.
• Deeply embedded in the logistics industry, understanding all facets of this industry
• Solid track record of delivering targets through utilisation of existing contacts and new business development
• Proven track record of effective team management and results-driven leadership.
• Demonstrable evidence of ability to provide clear leadership for developing a highly skilled, capable and motivated workforce and establishing a positive performance culture.
• Excellent team working and communication skills and ability to lead, inspire and develop talent.
• Solid financial acumen and ability to manage a significant regional budget.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and manage effectively at all levels of the organisation and external customers.
• Strong problem solving and creative skills and ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
• High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency
• Results oriented
• Driven with plenty of energy and enthusiasm
• Supportive leader with high moral ethics
• Able to travel 30% of the time

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. (LV)

About the Company

Inspire Selection is an award winning recruitment agency, headquartered in Dubai which recruits across the Middle East region. We employ highly knowledgeable, professional consultants who are experts in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Our reputation has been built upon our honesty, integrity and our ability to source candidates of the highest calibre right across our specialist sectors. As a result, we are recruitment partners to a wide spectrum of organisations - from leading blue chip companies to smaller, local businesses. Sectors we cover include HR, Administration, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Sales & Marketing including Digital Marketing, IT, Oil/Gas/Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Higher Education.

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