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Operations & Strategy Manager - Real Estate & Investor Relations (GCC Markets)



Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
Position Overview

We are actively seeking a seasoned Operations Manager with a distinct proficiency in real estate projects, hospitality and investor relations within Saudi Arabia. The ideal candidate possesses a profound understanding of the regional dynamics, coupled with a solid foundation in financial acumen. They should also be adept at project management, with the capability to lead workstreams end-to-end, ensuring expectations of both internal and external stakeholders are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead real estate projects and oversee relationships with investors in Saudi Arabia and other GCC markets.
  • Identify opportunities for operational enhancements in line with market trends, ensuring efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Ensure seamless project management from initiation to completion, working in close collaboration with internal teams and external partners.
  • Allocate resources strategically, promoting optimal utilization and alignment with the organization's vision and objectives.
  • Liaise closely with senior management to devise and implement operational strategies that champion the organization's short-term and long-term ambitions.
  • Supervise, manage, and optimize budgets for various operational facets, championing cost-saving initiatives while upholding standards of quality and efficiency.
  • Instill a robust quality assurance framework, ensuring offerings are in tandem with industry benchmarks and exceed client expectations.
  • Harness operational data to unearth trends, pinpointing opportunities for improvement and potential risk areas. Regularly report insights and findings to senior leadership.


  • STEM Degree (preferred).
  • Substantial experience as an Operations Manager or an analogous leadership role, ideally within the real estate sector.
  • Acquaintance with the operational dynamics, budgeting, and quality assurance protocols.
  • A background in consulting/start-ups will be considered a plus.
  • Data-driven approach, utilizing analytics to inform decisions.
  • Capability to excel in a high-velocity, fluid environment, adjusting to shifting priorities.
  • A solution-oriented mindset, complemented by proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Profound passion for real estate and a sound understanding of financial dynamics.

Candidates well-versed in the complexities and opportunities of the Saudi Arabia and broader GCC real estate markets will be given preference.