• Arabian Adventures Careers | Business Development Specialist

    Arabian Adventures Careers | Business Development Specialist

    Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Job Description

    Provide support to the General Manager and Business Managers at Arabian Adventures/Gulf Ventures in the research, analysis, evaluation and implementation of change and other new business opportunities for dnata Travel and it's subsidiaries.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Project Portfolio - Support the creation and management of a portfolio of projects and the adoption and application of strong project governance within dnata Travel to enable effective management, maintenance, monitoring and reporting on projects.

    • Project Reporting - Track and monitor the implementation plans of all projects to ensure that they are completed as per the plan set by the business. Provide regular reports on all projects throughout their life cycles, highlighting risks and issues as they arise

    • Project Business Cases - Monitor the on-going performance of projects against their business cases and report on any variations as they arise.

    • Planning-Support the development of a Long Term Change Plan for the Travel Division with a particular focus on the Manpower Plan and any strategic plans. Collaborate and partner with all relevant departments as needed during planning discussions to jointly deliver and maintain a 3 year rolling plan

    • Business Development - Participate actively in Business Development. Document and publish project deliverables to enable collaboration, sharing and knowledge and skills transfer across the division.

    • Research - Collect and analyse market and specific company data for business managers to support the development of new strategies and the evaluation of new opportunities.

    • Adhoc projects - Partner with the business and relevant support departments to deliver improvement and other projects. Support the Business Managers and GM in managing relationships with stakeholders to drive close collaboration and partnership to rapidly resolve issues and concerns and mitigate risks. Conduct post implementation reviews on high priority projects to ensure that the intended benefits to the business are realised.

    • Best Practice - Stay continuously up-to-date with industry standards/processes and challenge the status quo to enable effective management of change.

    Job Requirements

    • Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent)

    • Commercial/Sales.Other 5+ Years

    • Graduate in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Consultancy or graduate level education in scientific/ commercial discipline.

    • Working towards or already qualified as P30 or similar PMO qualification

    • Experience of Project or Programme administration.

    • Experience of researching and evaluating both business opportunities including potential acquisitions and business processes in a consumer facing company.

    • Knowledge/skills

    • Excellent analytical skills.

    • Good understanding of PMO principles, processes and practices.

    • Good time management and good inter-personal skills.

    • Fluency in written and spoken English.

    • Advanced user of MS project and the MS office applications i.e Word, Excel and Power-point.

    • Motivated, highly organised, pro-active and flexible.

    • Mature and responsible, must be a team player and be able to work well under pressure.

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: Arabian Adventures

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates