Our client are currently seeking to fill a senior Executive role within their business to oversee the entire business operations for the UAE to lead, drive and ultimately meet all targets across the Retail and Hospitality sectors. The role is based in the UAE and reports to the CEO and board members. Fully responsible for a large portfolio of Retail and Hospitality brands, you will be a member of the operating board and strongly contribute to the company's growth.
To lead the development of the largest market within the business
To ensure the divisions' objectives, programs and plans are fully aligned to the company's development strategy
To make sure all managed brands in those divisions deliver results and achieve their budgets.
To lead and develop a team capable of producing the required outputs, delivering critical leadership.
To set-up, maintain and enhance strategic partnerships with franchise host brands located overseas.
At least 20 years of leadership business positions in prominent multinational companies, experience in the Middle East highly preferred.
A track record of multi-function P&L accountability within complex/matrix corporate environments across multiple regions and markets.
Proven expertise operating overseas as well as developing wholly own and operated food concepts.
Very strong strategic and operational capabilities.
Demonstrated ability to influence a variety of support functions as well as host brands as a franchisee.
Successful track record of significant and quantifiable growth and profit achievements.
Some experience living abroad as an expatriate a real plus.
Skills & Experience:
Energetic and dynamic.
An influential, inspirational proactive and trusted leader.
A proven track record of delivering success through teamwork.
Passion for customer service and retail.
Comfortable managing complexity.
Combination of "hands-on" operational knowledge with strong people development skills.