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Director - SME Enablement and Integration

Expo 2020 Dubai

10 - 11 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on May 11, 2018 1 Opening

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The Business Integration and Activations (BIA) Department is responsible for establishing strong ties and meaningful dialogue with the business community in order to maximize impact for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Opportunity Responsibilities
Main responsibilities of this role will include
- Define the short and long term goals and objectives for the SME Enablement and Integration functional area;
- Develop and execute the strategy to engage and integrate SMEs into the planning and delivery of Expo 2020. This includes, but is not limited to outreach and training programs, development, scaling and internationalization of a B2B online marketplace, creating programs to integrate Artisans from the UAE and region, and supporting departments achieve Expo's 20% procurement target for SMEs;
- Develop programs and recommend actions to provide opportunities for the SMEs within Expo 2020 s overall program;
- Establish and manage relationships with the local, regional and international SME business communities;
- Lead a design the program to involve and integrate Artisans into the licensing and retail strategy of Expo 2020;
- Coordinate with Expo departments to advise on and support the delivery of 20% spend with SMEs;
- Maintain knowledge management systems and ensure all relevant information is easily accessible by relevant team members;
10+ years of relevant experience
- A Bachelors or Masters Degree in relevant field;
- Passion for SMEs and experience supporting the SME sector in the UAE and MENA;
- Strong planning and project management skills;
- Very strong commercial acumen & communication skills;
- Diplomacy and discretion;
- Proven interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholder at all levels;
- Experience in stakeholder engagement and management;

Industry Type : Advertising / PR / Event Management
Functional Area : Administration


Procurement Licensing Subject Matter Expert Knowledge management Stakeholder Engagement Project management Interpersonal skills Management systems Internationalization Support

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