Chief Operating Officer

  • Category: Board, Passenger Car Dealership
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Base up to £235k plus Bonuses (OTE £300k+) and Benefits

Role Details

Our retained client is a Qatari-based conglomerate with significant international operations, they have over 20 divisions including a large automotive dealer group, which represents an enviable line-up of both passenger car and commercial vehicle brands.  Reporting directly to the main Board, they are seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer to assume responsibility for this sector.

The Role

  • Strategic thinking and hand-on delivery, lead the automotive Leadership teams in Qatar, UAE, US and UK to ensure elevated operational execution
  • Lead on M&A strategy and execution, identifying automotive businesses within the GCC and elsewhere for opportunities and managing the acquisition process to successfully acquire businesses that add value and would accelerate the overall strategy
  • Motivate and develop direct reports and the wider team, driving a collaborative, high performance team culture across multiple countries
  • Keep abreast of automotive trends, competitor activity & performance

Ideal Candidate

  • Previous working experience in a senior operations leadership role within the retail automotive sector, overall responsibility for high-end premium and luxury brands
  • Culturally aware and respectful
  • Ability to execute successful market expansion strategies
  • Proven experience of managing large teams
  • Ability to lead, plan and thrive in an evolving and a fast-paced environment
  • Inspirational leadership style and hands-on approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Stakeholder management skills. The ability to influence, challenge and coach at all levels of the organisation
  • Proven strategic ability, able to effectively process and articulate complex concepts to a variety of stakeholders

The Package

Industry-leading salary and comprehensive benefits package


All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.  Apply with your up-to-date CV in Word format, we will assess your suitability and arrange an initial discussion with our managing consultant.  If you have not heard back from us within 14 working days of your application, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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