Job title: Head of International Expansion Projects (m/f/d)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Business Consultancy
Expertise: Project Management Research and Development
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 23-05-2023
Job ID: 32384

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, Greater China, the Middle East, and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Brisbane, and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.


Our client, a Dubai-based consultancy with German Management, is seeking a Head of Projects (m/f/d) to guide the company's international expansion. Working closely with the Chief Strategy Officer, the future position holder will lead global projects and business initiatives, and should have a track record in international project management.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:  

  • Lead international expansion projects
  • Develop project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource requirements, and ensure they are communicated to all stakeholders
  • Lead project kick-off meetings to establish project objectives, scope, and expectations
  • Develop and maintain project documentation, including project charters, project plans, status reports, and change requests
  • Manage project budgets and timelines
  • Identify and manage project risks, ensuring that risks are appropriately mitigated
  • Facilitate project team meetings, ensuring that project progress is communicated and issues are addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Coordinate with internal teams and management to ensure successful project delivery
  • Provide regular project status updates to the management team
  • Establish partnerships with key service providers to enhance customer experience 
  • Align departmental strategies with the overall business strategy and share them with the team
  • Execute strategies to address high-priority operational issues and drive results
  • Monitor market developments, political environments, and legal changes to stay informed and identify strategic opportunities
  • Reporting to Chief Strategy Officer

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field is required
  • At least 8 years of work experience in a similar role in an international company
  • Experience working in the Middle East is advantageous
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills are mandatory, German language skills are advantageous
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Strong cultural understanding and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent client relationship management skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Strong people management skills with focus on work in intercultural teams
  • Hands-on personality with the ability to multi-task and to deliver at a high-paced working environment
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