Arabic Speaking General Manager

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Salary : AED45000 - AED45000
Location : Dubai
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Description :

The Company

  • Robert Half are currently working with a leading road construction business that based in the UAE who are looking for a General Manager.

  • To be considered for this role you will need to have previously worked within a multinational road construction or asphalt/tarmac laying business within the UAE, and speak & read/write fluent Arabic

The Role

  • Acting as the general manager of a limited liability company, you will lead and drive the commercial and operational aspects of the business. The general manager maintains a primary focus on maximising in-year performance in terms of profit, cash and safety targets whilst retaining a Group perspective and developing the business and team for longer-term sustained success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sales, costs, profitability of business, cash flow and net profit targets.
  • Quality of service, customer satisfaction, market share and order book quality.
  • Productivity, e.g. cost per ton and tons / employee; quality and standards; plant availability. Cost per ton to be in lowest quartile, with the aim of being lowest in the market.
  • Employee satisfaction and retention, limited absenteeism.
  • Fatalities; Safety Index; Employee health and environmental effects.


  • Responsibility for overseeing all Health and safety.
  • Oversee cash collection and financial performance of the Company.
  • Responsibility for Human resources development and retention.
  • Deal with all quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Focus on business development: generating opportunities (new regions, new products, new clients/sectors, acquisitions etc. preparing business plans and implementing them.
  • Day to day commercial decision making and prioritisation.
  • Co-ordinating and prioritising commercial activity across product lines and projects.
  • Contributing to key account management and other commercial issues.
  • Leading the Commercial team to ensure appropriate coverage of key customers and key projects.
  • Ensuring that the Company is fully compliant with Middle East SHE policy.
  • Provide management reports, commercial and strategic advice to the board so that they will have an accurate reading of the market, financial expectations of the business and the company's future..
  • Constant liaison with the Regional Managing Director, ensuring that he is kept fully informed of all material matters at all times.
  • Deliver the business development / acquisitions projects in the country and scope managed in line with their respective business plans.
  • Building a strong relationship with major customers, projects developers and engineers.
  • Building a strong relationship with key local figures including community leaders and Government officials.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with JV partners in the country

Candidate Requirements

  • Previous Multinational company experience
  • The ability to speak fluent Arabic
  • Master's degree in a relevant field or equivalent calibre.

Salary & Benefits

  • From AED 45,000
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