GM / Managing Director

Full time in General Management
  • Salary: AED80000 - AED110000 / Monthly
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  • Job Reference IDINS-208120
  • Career Level Director/Top Executive
  • Industry Manufacturing

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced GM or MD to join a well-funded start-up in the building materials industry.  The Chairman has ambitious growth plans to expand across the region and into Africa.  Successful candidates should be financially savvy, with a strong personal presence & gravitas, able to open doors and build relationships quickly.


  • Reporting directly to the Chairman, acting as right-hand person to him – keeping him abreast of all changes in the business
  • Develop business plan
  • Formulate strategy for growth into new overseas territories
  • Scope out new factory sites and ensure they become operational
  • Prepare a strategy for the ecommerce business
  • Be present at all international sales conferences & exhibitions
  • Develop and maintain relationships and access at key decision maker level for assigned target clients
  • Create and lead a professional, proactive, and performance-driven culture
  • Hire a brand-new, top calibre team, and create KPIs for business managers in all areas such as IT, HR, Sales
  • Personally contribute to growth of coverage across Africa, Middle East and Far East
  • Ownership of P&L
  • Work with team to establish effective pricing and staffing levels for each country and line of business
  • Work alongside CFO to ensure budgets are being met
  • Develop financial strategies for growth
  • Manage global supply chain for the distribution business
  • Works with the Directors of Production and Operations monitoring all production is in line with demand
  • Acts as primary liaison to the board, finance committee and other appropriate committees


  • MBA
  • Proven track record of developing relationships at the key decision-maker level in new overseas territories
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a MD/COO/GM in a distribution and/or manufacturing business, ideally in Building Materials
  • Past experience of opening offices in new markets
  • Proven record of leading and motivating teams
  • Demonstrate sound commercial awareness
  • Past experience as P&L owner

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role  requirements.  We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks.  As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone.  If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.  (LV)

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