Head of Commercial Services

Accounting / Finance Full Time

Website WSP

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors that include engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Environment, Geomatics, Mining, Power and Industrial sectors as well as in project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada and 43,000 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.

Head of Commercial Services

We are WSP – Join us and make your career future ready!

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP are are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join us as the Head of Commercial Services for our Transport & Infrastructure business unit. This role will spearhead the expansion and enhancement of our commercial service offerings to clients, driving growth and excellence in our business.

We are open to candidates being based in Abu Dhabi or Riyadh.

Your new role, what’s involved?

  • Strategic Leadership:
    • Develop and execute the strategic vision for the commercial services department within the Transport & Infrastructure business unit.
    • Lead and inspire a team to achieve departmental goals aligned with overall company objectives.
  • Business Development:
    • Identify and capitalize on market opportunities to expand commercial service offerings to new and existing clients.
    • Build and nurture strong client relationships, understanding their needs and tailoring services to meet their requirements.
  • Service Enhancement:
    • Innovate and diversify commercial service offerings to add value to client projects.
    • Collaborate with technical teams to align commercial services with project deliverables and client expectations.
  • Proposal Management:
    • Oversee the preparation and submission of proposals, bids, and tender documents, ensuring high-quality, competitive offerings.
    • Lead negotiations and contract discussions with clients to secure agreements.
  • Financial Management:
    • Develop and manage budgets, forecasts, and financial targets for the commercial services department.
    • Monitor financial performance and take proactive measures to optimize profitability and efficiency.
  • Team Development:
    • Recruit, mentor, and develop a high-performing team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
    • Provide guidance and support to team members to enhance their professional growth.
  • Market Analysis and Insights:
    • Stay updated on industry trends, market developments, and competitor activities, leveraging insights to drive business strategies.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or related field. MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (at least 15 years) in commercial services, business development, or related roles within the infrastructure or engineering consultancy sector.
  • Strong understanding of the transport and infrastructure market in the Middle East.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing strategic business plans.
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation, and client relationship management abilities.
  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in financial management and budgeting.

To apply for this job please visit emea5-foc.lumessetalentlink.com.

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