United Arab Emirates Permanent
  • COO - Facilities Management
  • International - Middle East

About Our Client

My client is a well established international group with an impressive reputation for Facilities Management services. They have a broad spectrum of clients covering both the private and public sector, across a number of sectors, and are well placed to grow and build market share.

Job Description

This is a senior position which requires an established and highly energetic COO / General Manager to drive the development of the company through various projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the CEO and Executive team to explore, create, direct, manage and achieve agreed business objectives, including driving revenue and profit growth
  • Driving technological advancement and best practice within the organisation
  • Acting as a critical thinker to the business, identifying potential risks and opportunities and ensuring exceptional risk management
  • Participating fully as a Director of the business in Board and Management team meetings and strategic discussions
  • Providing inspirational leadership throughout the organisation, including direct involvement in recruitment, organisational planning and employee retention
  • Contributing to the development of new services and business ventures in order to drive revenue growth, profit and build market share

The Successful Applicant

  • You will have expert knowledge of the Facilities Management sector, likely having operated at Board level with previous P&L accountability within a complex, international business
  • You will be strong technically, ideally with an engineering background, who has then transitioned into a senior business leadership role. An MBA is also an advantage
  • You will have a high level of capacity for technology and innovation, with a proven track record of driving continuous improvement and operational efficiency
  • You will have been a major contributor to delivering a successful growth agenda, or been involved in proactively executing complex organisational change
  • Proven experience in an established market is essential, and a working knowledge of emerging markets or the Middle East is an advantage
  • You will be highly credible with first class leadership skills, strong at building rapport and with a demonstrable track record of building high performing teams
  • You will have excellent commercial skills with an understanding of complex business operations
  • You will have experience in working operationally with clients, and knowledge of commercial contract negotiations
  • This role could suit a candidate looking for an expat role within the UAE or surrounding region

What's on Offer

Attractive salary + bonus + expat / relocation package

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