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Director Of Weapons and Missiles

The Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI)

Posted on October 24, 2019

12 - 13 years saudi arabia - Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering. Any Nationality

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Job Summary
Lead the establishment of operating companies of the relevant Weapons and Missiles area from ideation to the full operation to ensure the technical know-how, technology, production and services are localized
Key Responsibilities
Build relationship and drive operations with potential global partners and subcontractors and coordinating such operations within the industry in Saudi Arabia
Develop and maintain relationships with local customers and suppliers to cultivate future opportunities for mutually beneficial agreements
Negotiate and manage contracts with global OEMs and suppliers to maximize operational performance, create financial value and manage risks
Develop the financial and business plan and assume financial accountability of the assigned projects and initiatives
Responsible for setting up operations with global partners; from deal inception, development of project specification to launching an operational entity, in coordination with internal and external stakeholders
Build and manage project/program management team and implementation plans to carry out the assigned projects, tasks and initiatives in alignment with the strategy; including managing inter-connected projects and cross-project activities
Lead the establishment of the respective operating companies and provide regular updates indicating accomplishments vis- -vis plans and potential drawbacks
Conduct cost-benefit analysis to process and select OEMs and suppliers to ensure investments are feasible and aligned with the strategic objectives
Capability Building
Oversee localization of agreed products, technologies and intellectual property with OEM s and other global suppliers
Negotiate and manage contracts with global OEMs and suppliers to maximize local content, transfer of production and technology, operational performance, create financial value and manage risks
Cultivate local talents and develop local capabilities across various levels through hiring, development, retention, and succession planning in coordination with HR, CTO, and CSBDO
Key Dimensions
Management of 3-5 program and/or project managers
Works in close coordination with Technology, Strategy and Legal functions
Job requires frequent communication and relationship with external stakeholders

Defence / Military / Government


Desired Candidate Profile

Job Specifications
Bachelor s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial) or relevant engineering field
Preferred higher education in business (MBA) or engineering discipline
Preferred Project Management Certification (PMP, Prince2, MPM, CPM)
12 years of the experience in relevant field
5 years in a commercial role with exposure to M&A, JV formation and start-up
Exposed to program/project management Solid background in the relevant Weapons and Missiles area


Director Of Weapons and Missiles


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