Job description / Role
Our client represents a global management organisation with over 80 offices across the world and they now have a vacancy for an Executive Assistant to be based within their Dubai office, initially for 6 months and then moving to the prestigious office in Doha, Qatar for the permanent position. The organisation prides itself on their adaptability and work ethics to ensure they attract clients from a wide range of industry sectors including energy, financial services, health care, private equity and telecoms and as such this role can offer great career growth.
Reporting to the Senior EA Team leader you will work closely to support between 2-4 Management Consultants in the city of Doha and ensure they are fully organised with complex diary management, global travel itineraries and associated documents. This is a fast paced and dynamic environment and it is imperative that you can be flexible in your approach to the role, fully committed and able manage highly confidential and fast changing movements for the Consultants. You will be a consummate professional and able to anticipate the Consultants needs and be a strong problem solver, taking decisions to maximise their time and efficiencies. You will also act as a gate keeper to field calls and emails and where possible, resolve any queries at the initial stage to manage the Consultants workload effectively. Our client really is an employer that values its staff and creates clear development plans and opportunities for employees at all levels of seniority. In addition, there is also an above market rate benefits package, however because of this it is expected that you are a career EA with a minimum of 4-5 years’ experience of supporting those at Senior Management or C-suite level in a diverse and fast paced environment.
The successful candidate will possess strong IT skills, including excel and PowerPoint and be educated to degree level. Our client is seeking professional EAs with a minimum of 4 years’ experience across the Middle East region, including the UAE and Qatar. It is essential that you are currently living within the UAE and will remain here for the next 6 months until the move to Doha in Qatar. Therefore those with fluency in the Arabic language is advantageous, but not essential
About the Company
Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.
Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.
Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.
Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.