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Strategy Manager - Travel and Tourism

NSI & Bluefin Talent


Ref: KP709-2530

Job description / Role

Manager for Travel and Tourism for a globally renowned strategy house based in Dubai, UAE. The role of Manager is a senior role with management and client development responsibilities, alongside a responsibility to to provide services in travel & transportation ranging from consulting on asset-based strategy development and business process optimization through to implementation support in major change initiatives, management of sustainability, and safety issues.

Primary day-to-day duties
- Maintaining and developing relationships with existing clients; as well as a broader professional network;
- Developing client solutions, addressing client input, and designing materials that effectively communicate recommendations;
- Developing and seeing through plans; forecasting resources; preparing budgets;
- Supporting the development of junior staff through regular feedback and mentorship;
- Keeping up to date with knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organisations;
- Enhancing company reputation by establishing oneself as a recognized authority in the field, and representing the company in external events;
- Participating in firm improvements; potentially leading on internal change initiatives.-

Reporting and supervisory relationships

An Engagement Manager is often the primary lead on a project. You will supervise up to five people, depending on the nature of the case they are leading. You will also serve as a line manager for more junior staff members. You will report to either a Principal or Partner. Oversight can be limited and an Engagement Manager is expected to take substantial responsibility for delivery of high quality deliverable. An Engagement Manager will also report to the Partners regarding non-project work, such as client development and operational responsibilities.


Experience and qualifications

Candidates must have ten or more years of experience, with four to six year consultancy experience with a globally reputed strategy house is a must. Previous experience managing projects and complex analysis is required.

A first class or upper second-class degree in economics or a closely related field is required. An MSc/MA/MBA or Ph.D. in a relevant field preferred. Fluency in English is essential. Professional level Arabic is a strong advantage.

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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