Part-Time Business Development Manager – Abu Dhabi
Are you a confident individual that is up for a challenge to help expand our already successful business in the UAE? You will be helping to set up and run our new branch office in Abu Dhabi and assisting clients to prepare documents for international use. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any experience in this field, the existing team will help support you every step of the way.
Your role would be to develop the branch, by seeking out new opportunities to increase regional brand awareness and profitability. You’ll work closely with our Country Manager based in Dubai but day to day you’ll have a lot of flexibility and autonomy.
Whilst you will focus mainly on business development there is an element of being a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ to the position, as you’ll need to wear many hats. Your responsibilities would include:
Seeking out new clients and joint-venture partnerships
Identifying new revenue streams from complementary services
Ensuring a smooth-running office
Maintaining control of branch finances
Weekly and monthly management reports to the Country Manager
Communicating changes in rules and procedures within Abu Dhabi
You will likely be from a services background, so you will understand the importance of meeting client expectations. We are proud of our British heritage, and you will know how to use this to your advantage in a region that values quality and integrity.
Your skill set is likely to include:
Excellent spoken & written English
Impressive attention to detail
High level of organisational skills
Familiar with working to KPIs
Sales and marketing experience within a service-based industry
You will have been living in Abu Dhabi for at least 2 years, as familiarity with the way business works specifically in the largest Emirate is essential. You may have gained this experience either directly through employment or by virtue of moving to the region as a dependent partner. Your experience for the role may have been gained from your life before becoming an ex-pat.
The role will start as a part-time position but has the potential to grow as the business grows. You can organise your working hours around other commitments such as childcare or family obligations and flexibility to work from home is provided, although you would need to regularly attend the office to effectively manage the business.
Remuneration includes an excellent basic salary, along with profit-based bonuses, matched to experience and performance. 22 days holiday is provided (pro rata), and we’ll even give you an additional day off for your birthday, because who wants to work on their birthday? You’ll also be provided with a return flight home once per year and comprehensive medical insurance.
We think this is an ideal job for anyone with an entrepreneurial flare, looking for a new challenge or returning to the workplace. This is your opportunity to escape the mundane and make a real difference in a growing business. If you think this role has been written for you and are ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, we’d love to hear from you.
Send a covering letter along with your CV to email@example.com, telling us about who you are. What makes you tick. What your aspirations are. Why we’d be mad not to hire you. Go for broke here and really show us what you’re made of.