Senior Manager Business Development GCC

Dubai | United Arab Emirates | Accounting & Finance

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

To support profitable and sustainable market share growth for all brands (adidas & Reebok) in the Market through the development and implementation of new strategic business concepts (reflecting Sales/Marketing/Operations) with key customers.  To improve processes and systems to drive organizational effectiveness and efficiency and to address all extraordinary challenges to the organization.

Business Development Key Responsibilities:

  • Align strategic priorities across management team and support GCC GM & Leadership Team in executing of global and EM priorities
  • Address and solve cross-functional challenges and projects with high priority to Market
  • Business Development / Models
    • Market research: Become point person for local market intelligence incl. macro-economic, sporting goods and competitive trends, as well as consumer insights
    • Markets: Strategic planning and project management with a focus on market clustering, market-entry strategy, business-set-up and financial modeling
    • Channels & commercial business models: Evaluation, recommendation and project management for the set-up of new channels (e.g. eCom) or commercial models (e.g. Franchise partnerships)
  • Project and Process Management
    • Coordinate BD requests from Market and ensure solutions are provided
    • Manage major cross-functional projects through:
      • Creation of business cases to support requirements
      • Definition of project management frameworks, deliverables and KPI’s
      • Management of communication flow (e.g. support GM and management team in preparing regular executive updates)
      • Delivering results and impact assessment
  • Change Management
    • Assess the need and drive the change in business processes and organizational evolution to meet the needs of brands, markets, customers and consumers
  • Leadership & Communication
    • Embrace adidas Leadership Framework and be a role model displaying Confidence, Creativity & Collaboration

      Key Relationships:

  • GCC GM
  • EM BD Senior Director & team
  • Senior Leadership team in EM and in Market
  • Market Sales Directors (and Sales Management Team)
  • Market Marketing Directors (and Marketing Management Team)
  • Global Sales & Business Development teams
  • Global IT, Operations, Retail, Marketing, Sales

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experienced Strategy / Business Development professional with proven track record of successfully managing cross-functional projects ideally with Marketing / Sales or Operations experience
  • Ability to turn ideas into business cases and to successfully implement projects
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • High personal impact and positive energy, experience dealing with senior stakeholders and strong communication skills

    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 - 7 years of project management experience within large organisations or in the consulting industry
  • Preferable experience in Retail / FMCG in Emerging Markets, experience in GCC an advantage
  • Business degree from leading business school
  • Fluent in English, additional languages an advantage
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Business Development GCC
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Dubai
Country United Arab Emirates
Number 190643
Position Type Full time
Date Feb-07, 2019
Relocation yes

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