Expectations & Responsibilities include:
TYPICAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIREMENT
Qualification: Bachelors Degree and / or PMP or equivalent. Masters degree is a plus.
Language Proficiency: Have an excellent command of the English language; Proficiency in Arabic is an advantage.
Experience & Skills:
POSITION DETAILS – Project Manager
Location: Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Industry: e-Commerce & Information Services
Contract Length: To be Confirmed
Remuneration: Dependant on Experience
Contact Specialised Management Group’s Dubai-based office via the following contact details for more information regarding this position:
SMG Division: Specialist Staffing
Contact Tel: +971 4 369 3452
Email: email@example.com (Ref: PMJ-PMST072010)
Mandate: Sales and New Business Development Executive is to start up and keep constant the flow of New Business into the Specialised Management Group - KSA. The main purpose of NBD Executive is to maintain a constant stream of new business into the company. This stream of new business is to create demand to which the operations in the form of the SMG service offering will ensure supply. Supply will be driven through SMG Head Office assistance in the initial stages where after local staffing capacity will be sought.
The outline of the role, as a general standard is as follows:
Applicant has high integrity and is creditable/presentable in the markets required and has great sales skills to the private and public sectors.
Can articulate, without extensive orientation, understand and enjoy the type of services and products offered by SMG.
Can place the SMG products and services by matching the needs of the prospective client in terms of NEW Business.
Is well-organised and methodical.
Is creative in terms of the ability to create new opportunity angles.
Ability to be flexible in the creation of presentation materials and approaches to suit various circumstances.
Is dynamic and has an approachable - a clients person with good CRM and account management skills.
Can relate to the key levels that require selling to.
Is able to travel extensively and has own transport.
Is self-motivated, able to set/achieve goals and can operate with the minimum of supervision.
Is diligent in relation to attending NBD meetings and tracking own progress.
Is fully versed in the ability to identify tender opportunities and to participate in taking advantage of these opportunities.
Is computer literate.
Is a resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (working/residential visa)
All applicants must have previous experience in the Management Consulting/Training & Development fields in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Project and/or Process Management experience is preferable.
Fluency in Arabic and English is essential.
Interviews will take place in Riyadh (KSA). Dates to be confirmed. Failure to attend an interview session will result in disqualification from the application process.
Only applicants who meet the desired outcomes will be called in for interviews.
SMG launch UAE’s first women-only project management courses
From September this year, SMG will run courses for women by women. This initiative is in response to the growing interest in women working in projects and their desire to learn in a non-mixed environment.
Courses will range from basic to advanced project management and will include preparation courses for certification as a project management professional. The courses will be tailored to suit the female project management professional and will be adapted to relate directly to the industries in which female attendees work.
“The interactive nature of our courses means that all attendees will be able to get involved in activities while still adhering to cultural sensitivities,” said James Norbury, executive director of SMG.
“Women are natural multi-taskers and the very nature of projects requires this skill. There is a need for more qualified women to work in projects as managers and project team members”.
In the UAE, local literacy rates of women currently match those of men, and there are now more women at University than men. Women are accountable for an increasing portion of the national workforce and occupy jobs ranging from teaching and healthcare, to engineering and banking. Many women have secured senior roles and work in varying positions within an organisation. The recognition of the value and skills of women in a modern Arabic and Islamic society has given rise to women making their presence felt in the workplace.
Research has indicated that female managers outshine their male counterparts in nearly every measure. Female project managers are often more organised, dependable and amicable and their communications skills are much more highly developed.
“Ninety percent of a project manager’s job is taken up in communication and, as women are naturally adept communicators, it makes sense that women should be working in project management positions,” states Norbury.
“Mixed project management classes can sometimes deter ladies from attending courses which could be very beneficial to their learning and their place of employment. We feel that women are missing the opportunity to learn these needed skills and so we have designed courses specifically targeted at females only. Even the trainers, as project managers, are women. We hope this will give ladies the chance to finally engage in project management training in a comfortable environment which is productive to their learning”.
While project management began as a technical and engineering function, it has now spread to the industrialised world and even accelerated growth in developing nations. The widespread adoption of project management practice means education in the skills needed to manage projects effectively for a successful result has become even more necessary.