Principal - Strategy Consulting

NSI & Bluefin Talent

Dubai, UAE

Ref: KP709-2407

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Principal - Strategy Consulting for Private Equity and Principal Investors

A Tier One Strategy Firm is seeking a Principal for their growing Private Equity and Principal Investments Practice. The practice has seen an exponential level of growth globally over the course of the last few years and given the forecasted large scale public listings particularly in KSA, our client forecasts a definitive need for Investment Strategy professionals in this region particularly at the Senior Level.

- Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses
- Handles challenging situations and seeks solutions that address client’s issues
- Demonstrates expertise in financial modelling, valuation analysis, operational strategy plans
- Advisory level consulting within the PE and Financial Investments industry for policies, procedures and frameworks implementation
- Delivering complex presentations to Senior level stakeholders outlining value benefit propositions and handling challenging objections.
- Planning and managing the delivery of quality work by leading teams in a strategic consulting environment and be seen as a strong leader with excellent communication and client handling skills


- MBA, or Masters’ Degree from a top academic institution.
- PE / Investment Management Consulting Experience with a globally renowned Strategy or Management Consulting Firm is a MUST.
- CFA is a big Plus.
- Minimum 8 - 12 years relevant experience showing progressive promotion, and outstanding academic achievement.
- Strong intellectual & analytical skills, ability to work in a team environment.
- Strong English communication skills, Arabic is a plus.
- Willingness to travel 80%.
- Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management.
- Candidates from tier 1 or 2 strategy firms with a focus on Private Equity or Financial Investments sector will be considered for the post.
- Proven experience in managing, inspiring, mentoring aspiring consultants.
- Multi-year experience in investments (e.g. SWF or private equity)
- Experience in developing investment strategies, due diligences, portfolio company work
- Person could also have a former consulting experience and he is now with an investment company

The role offers a generous tax free package and lucrative benefits as well as excellent career development opportunities and a Fast track to partnership for those who can exceed expectations.

Compensation levels can surpass $450k USD per annum when taking into consideration bonus and pension.

About the Company

New Sourcing International (NSI) / Bluefin Talent have partnered so to offer a specialized recruitment solution within the Consulting and Financial services domains.

Working together as a specialist search and selection agency, we concentrate on blue chip financial services and strategy / technology consulting organizations across Europe and the Middle East; focusing exclusively on Financial Services, IT and Risk. Being niche allows us to offer a premium search service, tailored to overcome the technically challenging nature of recruitment for the specialist functions that we work.

We are dedicated to representing best of breed candidates in the region in our dedicated fields of employment. As such we are a leading outfit for placing ex-pats and internationally educated students in the region.

Our biggest unique selling point, is that we are steered by a dedicated team of ex-financial services and industry professionals. This allows us to offer a level of candidate pre-screening for roles, which is largely anomalous to the recruitment profession. Our ability to bridge the technical knowledge gap typical recruiters encounter, coupled with a thorough delivery process allows us to drive consistently superior results for our clients sourcing requirements. Designed to provide a fast and efficient turnaround, we minimize the use of internal resources our clients spend vetting inadequate profiles, allowing them to quickly get back to focusing on their strategic goals.

Our strength lies not only in the specialist nature of our firm, but also in the commitment we show towards our clients and candidates. We endeavour to build long-term relationships and recognise the crucial nature of communication throughout the recruitment process. Excellence, integrity, respect and transparency are cornerstone to the culture we promote.

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