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Country Director

Country Director

  • Location

    Riyadh

  • Sector:

    Architecture & Design

  • Job ref:

    TL-89

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-18

Our client are an international Architecture company whose services include lead consultant, construction supervision, executive architect and project management. They are looking for a Country Director to join their team in their Riyadh office.

Reporting directly into the Cities Managing Director you will be responsible for:

  • To provide leadership and ownership of all activities, of the practice and in the territory
  • To own, maintain and develop all aspects of the operating entity in the territory that maximises client position within the market
  • Ensure that operational plans for personal project portfolio are aligned with the overall regional/business unit strategy and they are profitable and delivered within cost, quality and deadline
  • Contribute to and deliver a robust performance management culture throughout all levels of the business unit aligned to objectives and reflective of the future development needs of the organisation
  • To provide leadership for the local Operations team (HR, Finance, IT, Facilities etc)
  • To deliver high quality projects with profitable P&L and sustainable cash position
  • To develop and maintain the highest possible relationships with clients and stakeholders within the territory
  • To provide consulting discipline leadership to the local team, and as part of global consulting team
  • Manage the financial performance of all non-Business Unit projects through the effective establishment of operational plans and project boards.  Ensure that value and effective support are provided in return for agreed costs and margin share
  • Develop collaboration frameworks for all significant inter-company bids, projects and relationships and ensure that these are followed rigorously at all levels

Core Competencies

  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work in challenging situations with demanding clients
  • The ability to take a rigorous, evidence based approach to work integrating a range of disciplines.
  • Have experience of working on strategic planning projects (either organisation or urban) and have a strong analytical capability
  • Have experience setting and managing budgets as well as managing the finances of a large programme, team or office

Key Requirements

  • Masters Degree
  • Minimum 12 years’ experience showing responsibility in project management role
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience of managing and leading high performing teams