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Director of Operations and Business Development - UAE

Jameson Legal
United Arab Emirates
£16144.28 - £18296.85 per month
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Contract type
Full time
Not applicable
Marketing/Business development

Job Details

An independent government entity based in the UAE that works closely with defence and security agencies in the Middle East, is looking to hire a Director of Operations and Business Development.

This role requires a blend of operational excellence and strong business acumen to identify growth opportunities and implement strategies.


  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations, ensuring the efficient running of various business units in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Developing operational strategies to streamline processes and enhance productivity across all departments.
  • Effectively managing facility and construction projects, ensuring timely completion and quality control.
  • Establishing metrics to measure operational performance and implement continuous improvement initiatives.

Business Development:

  • Developing and executing strategic business plans to penetrate new markets, acquire new customers and expand the company's footprint, particularly within the free zone sector.
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including clients, suppliers and regulatory bodies.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field (a Master's degree is preferred).
  • Must be an Emirati national.
  • More than 10 years of experience in operations management, with at least 5 years in a management role.
  • Proven experience in operations management and business development, preferably in the free zone sector.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing business priorities.

If interested, please connect with Karen Dancel at: for a confidential chat.

Please note that where a level of preferred experience or qualification is indicated, this is a guideline only and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.


Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

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020 3427 3148
24 Greville Street

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