Business Development Manager – Part-Time

Wednesday 112 September, 2021
Abu Dhabi
Posted 10 months ago

Are you a confident individual who is ready for a challenge to help expand our already successful business in the UAE? You will be helping to set up and run our new branch office in Abu Dhabi and assisting clients to prepare documents for international use. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any experience in this field, the existing team will help support you every step of the way.

Your role would be to develop the branch, by seeking out new opportunities to increase regional brand awareness and profitability. You’ll work closely with our UAE Country Manager based in Dubai but day to day you’ll have a lot of flexibility and autonomy.

You will likely have close ties to the British ex-pat community and be able to ‘fly the flag’. We are proud of our British heritage, and you will know how to use this to your advantage in a region that values quality and integrity.

Whilst you will focus mainly on business development there is an element of being a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ to the position, as you’ll need to wear many hats. Your responsibilities would include:

  • Development
  • Seeking out new clients and joint-venture partnerships
  • Identifying new revenue streams from complementary services
  • Management
  • Ensuring a smooth-running office
  • Maintaining control of branch finances
  • Reporting
  • Weekly and monthly management reports to the Country Manager
  • Communicating changes in rules and procedures within Abu Dhabi

We would expect you to be from a services background, so you will understand the importance of meeting client expectations. Our business thrives on word-of-mouth recommendations and looking after our existing corporate clients, so it is essential that we don’t let anyone down. You will know how to make that happen systematically.

Your skill set is likely to include:

  • Excellent spoken & written English
  • Impressive attention to detail
  • High level of organisational skills
  • Familiar with working to KPIs
  • Sales and marketing experience within a service-based industry
  • Excellent people-skills

You will have been living in Abu Dhabi for at least 2 years, as familiarity with the way business works specifically in the largest Emirate is essential. You may have gained this experience either directly through employment or by virtue of moving to the region as a dependent partner. Your experience for the role may have been gained from your life before becoming an expat.

Reporting directly to our UAE Country Manager, you will be a key member of our team, and helping to shape the future of our business, securing valuable repeat custom.

The role will start as a part-time position but has the potential to grow as the business grows. You can organise your working hours around other commitments such as childcare or family obligations and flexibility to work from home is provided, although you would need to regularly attend the office to effectively manage the business.

Remuneration includes an excellent basic salary, along with profit-based bonuses, matched to experience and performance. Basic salary is AED 9-10,000 with on-target earnings increasing this to AED 14,000 uncapped. 22 days holiday is provided (pro rata), and we’ll even give you an additional day off for your birthday, because who wants to work on their birthday? You’ll also be provided with a return flight home once per year and comprehensive medical insurance.

We think this is an ideal job for anyone with an entrepreneurial flare, looking for a new challenge or returning to the workplace. This is an opportunity to escape the mundane and make a real difference in a growing business. If you think this role has been written for you and are ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, we’d love to hear from you.

Send a covering letter along with your CV, telling us about who you are. What makes you tick. What your aspirations are. Why we’d be mad not to hire you. Go for broke here and really show us what you’re made of.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Part-time hours: 25 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: AED9,000.00 – AED15,000.00 per month

Application Question(s):

  • How many years have you lived and worked in Abu Dhabi?


  • business development: 3 years (Required)
  • selling services: 3 years (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

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