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Business Development Manager - UAE

19 February 2020


Business Development Manager

Role Summary / Purpose

  • Working as part of a team and managing all business development and operational activities in the assigned country. This includes developing the strategy for growth and sales positioning, forming strong personal relationships with client's partners and other divisions of the company at all levels internally, and with external clients.
  • Specific targets revolve around General management, Business set-up, Marketing & Sales in a specific geographic area, Contract negotiations, JV with other suppliers, New market entrance, recruiting and staff development.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Strong business development, organization, managerial and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to lead a team.
  • Developing and maintaining customer and stakeholder relationships at the highest levels in client organizations.
  • Developing full understanding of customer and market needs / opportunities / competition.
  • Identifying, developing and delivering profitable growth opportunities.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Group principles, HSE and ethics at all times.
  • Assisting with maintaining sales forecast database and marketing intelligence for the assigned geographic region and coordinating as required with other divisions.
  • Regular visits to existing and potential clients.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Must have over 6 years' experience in the Oilfield with Wireline sector, preferably in UAE.
  • More than 3 years in a management and sales roles is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized institute or university, preferably in Math, Physics, Geology, Geophysics, or Engineering.
  • Excellent communication, coordination and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work unsupervised.
  • Good interpersonal skills and presence.
  • Preferably an Arabic Speaker.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Good negotiation skills.


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