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Senior Program Manager, Media and Content

Souq.com FZ LLC

Posted on May 9, 2018

10 - 11 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science. Any Nationality

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Souq.com is looking to hire a Sr. Program Manager who will be responsible for delivering new initiatives related to launching media category on souq. In this job you will be responsible for planning, and launching physical Arabic and English books in 3 locals ksa, uae and egypt bot on retail and via 3rd party sellers. In addition to leading all digital media Arabic content, and working closely with Amazon content (Kindle e reader, Prime Video, Music) to conceiving, prioritizing, and executing development projects in the region required to launching this content. You will work directly with development teams, finance, devices teams and business teams to deliver projects that drive our key business metrics.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Books will primatily be on 3P
Word closely with the 3p lead in each locale to develop the physical category
Work closely with the AGS or other international sellers for global books
Work cross-functionally with software development engineers, operations managers, finance managers, and vendor managers to implement program features
Manage adoption blocking issues, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
Conduct and/or oversee requirements definition, research, metrics analysis, development, testing, and launch efforts.
Document and present strategies and updates to senior management
Work with designers to optimize product features for enhanced user experience
Work with marketing and PR teams to launch in our region

Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom

Corporate Planning / Consulting / Strategy / M&A

Desired Candidate Profile

BA/BS Required
10 more experience in category management
Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial
Strong analytical and quantitative background (work experience in Arabic publishing houses, media, TV or marketing is preferred)
Fluency in Arabic and English MBA/MS/MA preferred
Ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize.
Ability to think and act both strategically and tactically.
Must have bias for action, and experience driving execution
Ability to deal with ambiguity and manage changing priorities.
Experience in technology/consumer products is preferred
Experience working in a startup is preferred
Strong network in Arabic public affairs, government, media houses, NGO, is preferred


Business Analyst Publishing English Analytical Digital media NGO Escalation management Written communication Project development development testing


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Souq.com FZ LLC

Founded in the year 2005, Souq.com is one the largest e-commerce sites in the Arab world. The award-winning retail business and an online marketplace allow SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online. The website claims to attract over 35 million visits to its cat alog which features over 1.5 million unique products from 30 different categories. Some of the most popular product categories featured on the website are consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products. The company has its offices in UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. It also has Product and Engineering centers in India and Jordan.

Souq has an employee base of more than 3,000 employees. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits to all its employees. Being a strong believer of employee-employer partnership, it promotes skill training, leadership development, and personal transformation to help them learn and grow along with the business.

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