The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services.
What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
We are currently seeking a Commercial Head to join the Dubai office where you will be responsible for driving new business by working with governments and businesses across the region.
The Middle East and Africa is a key growth market for The Economist Group and the Commercial Head will be expected to engage with prospective clients to showcase how a media, consulting, conference and research business with a storied brand can help further their regional and global goals.
In such a relationship driven market, building personal contacts in target clients is of prime importance. This opportunity is suited to an individual who can represent The Economist Group as both a commercial and intellectual force in the region.
As commercial Head, you will also build strong relationships amongst The Economist Group global leadership team, representing the media, consulting, conference and research business areas for the MENA region and showcase The Group’s capabilities and creative solutions with clients.
Lastly the Commercial Head will provide senior leadership in the Dubai office, motivating the team and driving cross-business unit collaboration.
While there will be some direct line management, the Group runs a matrix structure and the role also requires the sensitivity to motivate and direct staff in other teams whilst respecting business unit specific reporting lines and structures.
How you will contribute :
Experience, skills and professional attributes
The ideal skills for this role include :
If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations then please submit your CV. In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally.
The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.
We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, age or marital status.