Portfolio Director

Date posted 13.10.2016

Ref number 354708

Job Details
Location UAE - Dubai
Number of Vacancies 1
Career Level Mid Level
Minimum Experience 7 - 10 years
Minimum Education Level Not Specified
English Level Advanced
Special Requirements
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

·         No qualifications necessary a proven track record in Trade Exhibitions is essential

·         7 years plus experience within Events with 2-3 years as an Event Director

·         2-3 years full budget control and forecasting experience

·         Proven record of launching new events

Job-Specific Skills:

Financial management and planning

Staff and team management

Exhibition management

Launching B2B Events

Behavioural Competencies :

Strong Leadership that focuses on empowering teams

The ability to think strategically and constantly looks for the next growth opportunity

Excellent communicator who works with teams to develop strategy and engages them in delivery

Revenue and profit

- Work with the SVP or VP to develop a 5 year financial and strategic plan for the portfolio.
Ensure the teams are engaged in the budgeting process and have the resources and support necessary to achieve or exceed budgeted revenue and profit, as well as long term financial growth

Growth of existing exhibitions
- Work with the Event Directors and Project Managers to develop a strategy that delivers long-term financial growth. To develop a strategy that ensures our events are innovative, include valuable content and continue to grow our audience

Launch Strategy
- To develop a launch strategy that includes geo-adapting current events into new territories, developing new events in adjacent product sectors and new products for the existing market

Team development
- Recruit and retain key personnel who have the ambition and skills to develop their careers at DMG Events.
Ensure all managers are fully engaged in the appraisal process and that all team members have regular appraisals and a clear career path

People Management/Team Focus
- Demonstrate effective leadership skills (lead by example, behaviors)
- Recruit, motivate, engage and empower a team
- Communicate effectively with the team and engage them in the portfolio and divisional strategy.
- Develop individual and team capability
- Coach at a range of levels on business and operational issues
- Communicate business direction to team members and engage them in the strategy

Stakeholder Management
- Manage and develop key stakeholder relationships
- Manage venue relationships

- Establish monthly forecasting process to determine likely show result in budget tracker
- Achieve revenue and contribution budget/forecast
- Deliver on annual budgets and 5 year plans
- Monthly management reporting to a high standard and within deadlines.

- Oversee the development of the marketing strategy and marketing objectives for the event(s)
- Work with the Event Director and Project Manager to increase visitor numbers and quality and improve the look and feel of the event.
Salary and Allowance
Salary Negotiable
Employment Visa Provided
Transportation Negotiable
Housing Negotiable
Medical Insurance Negotiable
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About Company

Company Size Over 200 Employees

On GULF Market Over 10 Years

Company Type Direct Employer

Portfolio Director



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