Project Manager - Strategy & Innovation


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5930

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with one of our leading public sector clients, who is looking to appoint a Project Manager of Strategy & Innovation. This role will oversee projects from design to delivery, co-ordinate the various external contributors and lead workshops to promote innovative solutions.

As Project Manager of Strategy & Innovation, you will develop a strong network of contacts across all government entities, business groups and councils in order to build long term fruitful relationships.

There will be a focus on managing innovation frameworks to review and update, drive leadership, introduce new business opportunities and present new processes and ideas to improve innovation performance. You will facilitate partnerships and collaborations between members and external organisations to support innovation and run workshops with multiple internal and external stakeholders.


Our client is looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, with a proven track record in developing strong corporate relationships, ideally with governmental bodies.

To be considered for this role, you should have a Bachelor’s Degree ideally in Engineering or Business Studies, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a consultancy role focusing on technology research or innovation management.

Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic, both written and verbal, are essential for this role. Knowledge of innovation methodologies such as Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Customer Development is advantageous.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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Project Manager salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 19,500

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