Job title: General Manager (m/f/d) Saudi Arabia
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Automation
Functional Expertise: Executive Management Sales
Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Job published: 03-01-2024
Job ID: 32433

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 worldwide operating German client stands for high quality flow control products and solutions. The company is committed to provide exceptional customer service, and innovative solutions to clients across various industries. As our client expands its operations, the company is seeking a proactive and experienced General Manager (m/f/d) to establish the Saudi Arabian entity and to drive the company's growth and success. The General Manager (m/f/d) will play a key role in overseeing all aspects of the company's operations, strategy, and financial performance. The position holders (m/f/d) primary responsibility will be to develop and execute business plans, drive sales, foster a culture of excellence, and ensure the achievement of the company's short-term and long-term objectives.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide visionary leadership and set clear goals, strategies, and direction for the organization in alignment with the overall business vision in Saudi Arabia
  • Full P&L responsibility and management of internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and implement business plans, budgets, and sales strategies to drive revenue growth and market penetration
  • Establish a state of the art sales and technical service organization
  • Evaluate market trends, industry competition, and customer needs to identify opportunities and drive innovation
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, ensuring efficiency, productivity, and adherence to quality standards
  • Lead the sales to achieve sales targets and expand the customer base
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Identify new business opportunities and cultivate strategic partnerships to foster growth and revenue diversification
  • Analyze financial data and monitor profitability, ensuring compliance with financial regulations and reporting standards
  • Recruit, train, and develop a high-performing team, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment
  • Set performance expectations, conduct performance evaluations, and provide ongoing feedback to team members
  • Encourage professional development and promote a culture of continuous learning
  • Ensure adherence to all local regulations, laws, and company policies
  • Manage licensing, permits, and other legal requirements related to business operations
  • Mitigate risks and implement measures to ensure compliance with applicable standards

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Chemical Engineering, or a related field
  • At least ten years of relevant management experience in a leadership role in a technical industry required, preferably in the automation sector
  • Working experience in global organization required
  • Strong sales background combined with a solid understanding of the EPC contractor market
  • Strong understanding of the Saudi Arabian market and business environment
  • Saudi Arabian citizen / nationality preferred
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic language skills are a must
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated success in driving revenue growth and achieving business targets
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Solution driven personality with intercultural sensitivity
  • Self-motivated team player with organizational development skills
  • Willingness to frequently travel within Saudi Arabia