Senior Commercial Manager

Irwin & Dow

Job description / Role

Working closely within the senior EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) team for a creative agency with both a Middle East and UK presence, you will be fully responsible for all commercial activities across the region and report into the Global CFO, based in London. This is a highly dynamic and operational role encompassing all business and strategic partnership stakeholder management, operational activities, strong financial project acumen and overall business development in the Middle East region.

It is required that the successful individual will be exceptionally client and supplier facing and support the local GM & MD in business development meetings to prepare, review and analyse client expectations and budgets, forecast and monitor overall costs of high-profile projects, ensure maximum profitability for the company and take the lead with commercial requirements associated with new business activities. You will therefore also identify new revenue… enhancement opportunities through your extensive commercial acumen and creative agency industry knowledge. There is a particular focus on the market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the role will also require those with the flexibility to travel regularly between Saudi and the UAE.

Throughout any given project the Senior Commercial Manager will be responsible for the development and monitoring of budgets, working in liaison with clients to ensure this is evaluated regularly. Providing clear and concise finance, business and market intelligence to enable the regional business unit to constantly develop is a key function in this role. It will also encompass developing and managing strong internal and external stakeholder relationships with suppliers to ensure operational compliance, high levels of service delivery and of course, value for money

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