Job title: Head of International Expansion (m/f/d)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Business Consultancy
Functional Expertise: Commercial Sales
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 07-11-2023
Job ID: 32473

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.


Guided by German leadership, our client is a consultancy with the highest level of customer-service. As a rapidly expanding enterprise, our client provides opportunities for professional advancement and personal growth as the company's ambitious aspiration is asserting dominance as the preeminent market leader within the GCC region and beyond. For a significant international growth, our client is seeking an "Head of International Expansion (m/f/d". This senior leadership role will be instrumental in shaping and executing an international growth strategy to succeed in markets around the world.


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 CEO

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, 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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