General Manager (Arabic), Up to AED 40,000 per Month

Sapphire Recruitment Consultants

Ajman, UAE

Ref: QP921-38

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is seeking a General Manager for their Culture authority with at least 10 years’ experience in international/local cultural events and programmes sector. You will be responsible for enabling and developing the cultural and creative initiatives for our client and to help define it in both a local and global context. You will be promoting our clients’ rich culture (Arts, Literature, Heritage, Theatre and Publishing etc.) through a wide-ranging programme of cultural/media events and exhibitions. Please respect the criteria requirements and only apply if you meet these as you will not be considered if you do not, this role is not open to candidates who do not currently reside here.


• Lead our client by developing and implementing required Cultural and Media (TV, Radio, Press etc.) business strategies and plans
• Monitor all TV and radio activity ensuring the authority is showcased as a leader in culture
• Ensure that cultural and media directions are implemented by developing a yearly calendar of programmes, activities, events, etc.
• Review the existing strategic goals to ensure that they are clear, reasonable, and sustainable
• Oversee all operations of our client, including subsidiaries, to ensure smooth operations
• Ensure related policies and procedures are developed and implemented
• Set a clear identity, message, and voice for the cultural and media programmes
• Manage resources, assets, and related operations to maximize efficiency, productivity, and sustainability
• Oversee and coordinate with the HR Team to ensure highly qualified talent are hired, trained, and motivated
• Ensure a high skilled team is recruited with extensive experience to implement the authority’s vision
• Ensure relevant technology evolution is employed and implemented successfully when it needed, stay at the forefront of such initiatives
• Ensure continuous growth by seeking new opportunities for the authority to be involved in
• Effectively communicate with Managers/Head of Business to ensure you all share the same vision for the authority
• Involved in preparing annual budget and complete risk analysis on potential projects/programmes/events
• Propose solutions, enhancement plans and seize opportunities wherever needed to improve productivity
• Ensure performance and financial measures are set and implemented

AED 40,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.



• Degree educated
• 10 years’ experience in a role that is relevant to cultural/media initiatives
• Strong leadership skills to bring out the very best from the team
• Fluent in English and Arabic, written and spoken
• Passionate about cultural initiatives
• Must have experience in international/local cultural/media events and programmes
• Must have at least 2 years UAE experience, will consider candidates who are currently based in the GCC and MENA region

Please respect the criteria requirements and only apply if you meet these as you will not be considered if you do not. We thank you for your application however due to the high volume of candidate applications, we only accept online applications in the first instance. Successful candidate applications will be contacted, if you are not successful your CV will be stored on our database.

About the Company

Sapphire Recruitment Consultants is an executive search, selection and recruitment agency lead by a management team with over 28 years of experience in the international and local recruitment market. Located in Dubai, we are ideally situated to offer our expertise to the region.

Our focus is to provide professional services that encourage long-term relationships with clients, effectively placing personnel in positions that showcase their skills; and as a result, making a material contribution to the company.

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