Commercial Director

  Events and Sports Management
  Posted/Updated: 04/24/23

Job Summary

We’re passionate about getting people connected through sport. We’re a diverse and driven team in need of a new Commercial Director to help us widen our reach and have a bigger impact on the communities in which we operate. Adaptability is key as we look to navigate the opportunities that present themselves in such a dynamic market. Our ideal candidate will love sport, developing people and be a real team player.

Job Purpose:

Provide strategic direction and build strong relationships both internally and externally while guiding the commercial, marketing and events teams towards business growth. 

 Key Objectives:


  • Establish, develop and oversee the implementation of strategies, identifying opportunities and increasing market share across all companies and departments within the group.
  • Increase revenues and profitability of all group companies and departments, with an added operational focus on marketing and events teams, based on annual targets.
  • Develop, lead, and implement plans that will guide commercial and marketing teams’ objectives to increase the visibility and reputation of all the business within the group.
  • Identify new revenue streams and business development opportunities by recognising potential partnerships, identifying opportunities to enhance services and operate in new markets (including in new territories)
  • Developing methods to enhance efficiency within Commercial, Marketing and Events departments.


Desired Qualifications:


  • Degree in Business, or related field to the post


Desired Experience:


  • Sufficient experience in business development, operations and sports marketing.
  • Sports Industry experience is highly desired.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends.
  • Local knowledge of UAE and regional sports businesses.
  •  Proven operational strategic management experience, exemplified through the achievement of financial targets and successful projects.

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:


  • High level communication skills; verbal and written
  •  Advanced sales & strategy development
  • Creative thinker and decision-making skills
  • Strategic planning and operations enhancement
  • Advanced presentation and design skills
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Logistic and operational management
  • Strong Leadership qualities and people management skills
  • Ability to develop relationships and create strong partnerships
  • Problem solving & conflict resolution
  • International/cultural work experience desirable 



  • Salary 30,000 – 32,000 AED per month
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dependent Medical and Educational support
  • CPD package
  • End of service benefit
  •  Access to lifestyle discounts

 How to Apply

To apply or learn more about the role, email [email protected] with reference CD-Apr23. Please include a cover letter, CV, and copies of your relevant qualifications.

Deadline of CV Submission: 15th May 2023

Early applications are encouraged as suitably identified candidates may be interviewed ahead of the closing date.

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