Job Vacancy: Middle East Business Development Executive


Job Vacancy: Middle East Business Development Executive

by Matt Moore

Digital Content Manager

IDG is looking to hire a Business Development specialist to further expand and develop in targeted
Middle Eastern markets, including the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan.

The role would be centred in Dubai with a direct reporting line to the Chairman and Founder of the

IDG is exigent in its approach to client servicing and requires a professional who understands how to
develop new business while ensuring the highest retention rate through strong long-term relationship

In summary, the successful candidate will require:

  • A professional attitude towards client development and retention. IDG is passionate about exceeding
    client expectations and forging long term relationships

  • The ability to inspire confidence and trust
  • Excellent verbal reasoning capabilities
  • Flexibility when presenting a case
  • The ability to work with, and help set strategies for, a small dispersed team
  • Self-motivated and industrious
  • Commercial acumen and a critical understand of scoping, pricing and budgeting
  • Proven intellectual ability (i.e.: graduate level or Army equivalent)
  • Fluent English
  • A strong grasp of the Arab culture and the key nuances across the Gulf and Levant

These are desirable but not essential attributes:

  • Ex. UK Military Officer
  • Professional Services experience
  • Already based in the Gulf region
  • Arabic linguistic capabilities
  • Capable of facilitating complex, large group discussion
  • Comfortable with and has an aptitude for, digital technology

Objectives – What will “success” look like: The candidate will be provided with new business targets and
client retention metrics that will be reviewed at pre-determined intervals. These will be agreed after an
initial settling-in period.

Salary: To be discussed. Compensation will be UK tax free and help will be provided towards the cost of
living accommodation.

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