GM / Managing Director

Inspire Selection

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP314-1409

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced GM or MD to join a well-funded start-up in the building materials industry. The Chairman has ambitious growth plans to expand across the region and into Africa. Successful candidates should be financially savvy, with a strong personal presence & gravitas, able to open doors and build relationships quickly.

• Reporting directly to the Chairman, acting as right-hand person to him – keeping him abreast of all changes in the business
• Develop business plan
• Formulate strategy for growth into new overseas territories
• Scope out new factory sites and ensure they become operational
• Prepare a strategy for the ecommerce business
• Be present at all international sales conferences & exhibitions
• Develop and maintain relationships and access at key decision maker level for assigned target clients
• Create and lead a professional, proactive, and performance-driven culture
• Hire a brand-new, top calibre team, and create KPIs for business managers in all areas such as IT, HR, Sales
• Personally contribute to growth of coverage across Africa, Middle East and Far East
• Ownership of P&L
• Work with team to establish effective pricing and staffing levels for each country and line of business
• Work alongside CFO to ensure budgets are being met
• Develop financial strategies for growth
• Manage global supply chain for the distribution business
• Works with the Directors of Production and Operations monitoring all production is in line with demand
• Acts as primary liaison to the board, finance committee and other appropriate committees

AED 80,000 to 110,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


• Proven track record of developing relationships at the key decision-maker level in new overseas territories
• Minimum 3 years experience as a MD/COO/GM in a distribution and/or manufacturing business, ideally in Building Materials
• Past experience of opening offices in new markets
• Proven record of leading and motivating teams
• Demonstrate sound commercial awareness
• Past experience as P&L owner

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.

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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