General Manager

Artan Holding Doha, Qatar

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General Manager (MMUP Grade A certified Architect, commercial background)

General Manager (MMUP Grade A certified Architect, commercial background)

Job Description

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager is responsible for business development, marketing, design project management, project delivery and successful performance of the company as a whole and will also provide leadership to assist staff in functioning as a team. This position is required to provide leadership in maintaining a productive, cost-effective workplace whilst encouraging the image and brand of the company as a global leader in Design.
Key Relationships
Internal : Direct team, Executive Committee, Management team, Procurement External : Contractors, Suppliers, Developers, Government departments
Duties and Responsibilities
 Create and implement an annual overall strategic development plan of HAI business.  Create an annual forecast plan of HAI’s financial growth projection.  Take primary responsibility for development of budgets throughout the business and ensure that they are met and to time.  Develop processes and policies for accurate and timely completion of financial reports to owners and Executive Director.  To develop the manpower planning and associated policies and procedures.  Review and approve petty cash expenditure.  Review and approve all accounts payable invoices and ensure payment in accordance with terms.  Oversee and develop a procedural manual for all administrative tasks.  Ensure internal policy is in-line with Group policy and reviewed annually.  Handle core procurement and other sundry supplies as required.  Proactively develop service levels across the business to exceed client expectations, advising clients of management set-up.  Manage effective feedback mechanisms for all clients.  Monitor, measure and report on organizational development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timescale.  Prepare and submit quarterly report on general business progress and developments to the Executive Director at Head Office.  Proactively anticipate areas of conflict within the business. Take appropriate action to address any areas identified and how they can be avoided.  In-conjunction with IT department work on production and submission of print advertisement.  In conjunction with IT department work to improve, develop and update business website.  Act as “ambassador” for HAI within wider Qatar community.  Ensure detailed snagging working is carried our prior to taking over any properties and new developments.  In conjunction with the Executive Director and Human Resources prepare and update all job descriptions as necessary.  In conjunction with the Executive Director and Human Resources prepare and submit recruitment advertisements.  In conjunction with the Executive Director and Human Resources prepare and issue all staff contracts and addendums.  Ensure that all Head Office Human Resources policies and procedures are being adhered to and practiced at the workplace.  Conduct biannual staff appraisals and performance reviews and report feedback to Human Resources at Head Office.  Implement Group HR Disciplinary Policy and Procedure where appropriate.  Conduct regular team meetings with the aim of discussing problems, agreeing solutions and exchanging information.  Provide the client with sound clear advice at the outset of the project about: the design/development potential; approximate building costs; the need for various statutory consents; project programming and likely time scales; the need to engage the services of other professional consultants and specialists.  Respond as accurately and appropriately as possible to the client’s needs and requirements.  Develop and produce design schemes to be viable in terms of built ability and local authority guidelines, planning structures and building legislation.  Develop the design to detail and produce all necessary detailed construction drawings, diagrams specifications and schedules etc. to enable the building contractor to carry out the works to a satisfactory standard.  Attending regular meeting with clients, contractors and other specialists  Oversee the building contract and to monitor the work in terms of quality, progress and costs as closely as is reasonably possible.  Pay attention to environmental and sustainable issues and where possible to incorporate energy saving technologies into design specification.  Act as Consultant’s Representative on project works when necessary.
 Possess strong leadership qualities and a proactive nature  Open and approachable management style.  Able to inspire and leads others to achieve challenging results.  To work as an individual and to be a team player.  Confident, articulate and clear oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic across all levels.  Develop good working relationships with colleagues and other internal departments.  Motivational with a positive attitude and professional approach at all times.  Strong planning, organisational, analytical and decision-making skills.  Confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with people.  Strong initiative.  Excellent administration skills  Attention to detail. Self driven. Good interpersonal skills. Assertive nature. Logical thinker.  Work well under pressure and to deadlines  Be inventive and imaginative; be passionate about buildings and the built environment.
 BSc in Architecture, Interior Design or relevant related discipline  Masters would be preferable  A licensed Architect with MMUP Certificate Grade “A”
 A proven track record in the Design industry with at least 10 years’ experience in architectural design, drafting, detailing, coordination and monitoring.  A minimum of 5 years experience in a managerial level position  Have a strong background in Architecture / Interior Design with Design Project Management and Business Development exposure  Demonstrated ability to handle Project Documents/Drawing Coordination (Specifications, Bill of Quantities & other Technical data – MEP & Structural).  Expertise in 3D Max and Photoshop.  Possess a strong visual awareness and an eye for detail, have good drawing skills, with the ability to work in applicable software.
Job Type: Permanent
Required education:


Required experience:

Managerial Level: 5 years

Design industry ( architectural design, drafting, detailing, coordination and monitoring): 10 years

MEP & Structural: 5 years

Required language:


Required license or certification:

BSc in Architecture, Interior Design or relevant related discipline, Masters would be preferable, A licensed Architect with MMUPCertificate Grade “A”

Application Questions
Our client have requested that we ask candidates the following questions:

Have you completed the following level of education: Master’s?

How many years of Managerial Level experience do you have?

How many years of Design industry ( architectural design, drafting, detailing, coordination and monitoring) experience do you have?

How many years of MEP & Structural experience do you have?

Do you speak English?

Do you have the following license or certification: BSc in Architecture, Interior Design or relevant related discipline, Masters would be preferable, A licensed Architect with MMUPCertificate Grade “A”?

ID #4155 Location Doha, Qatar Industry Architecture Type Full Time Role General Manager Career Level Expert Presence Office

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Artan Holding

Artan Holding is a Qatari-owned company with a diverse portfolio of businesses

Est. In 1997 50+ People 1 Job
Marketing Communications Services Our Marketing Communications and Campaigns Services include: Database Development and Maintenance Market segmentation and positioning Contact lists building Internet Services HTML E-mail Marketing campaigns Website design Web development Search Engine Marketing (SEM) - Website Strategy Search Engine Optimization Tracking and analysis Print and Multimedia Collateral Creation Graphic design Brochures, Flyers, Catalogues Newsletters Video Production Other corporate communications media Corporate Identity and Branding Corporate Design Stationery and Business Cards Training Materials HR Manuals and Forms Social Media Marketing
IT Services Artan Holding provides IT solutions for both internal and external clients specifically designed around the business needs: Server Administration Network Configuration, Installation & Support Network Implementation and Administration Help Desk Support Structured Cabling IP Phone Implementation Installation of CCTV Cameras Installation of Satellite System
Finance and Accounts The Finance and Accounts department plays an important role in helping Artan Holding businesses by providing a comprehensive, centralized accounting service. It also puts in place finance control mechanisms to manage costs and increase profitability. Its range of services include the following: Sales and Account Receivable Management Sales records are tracked periodically within the system through the preparation and issuance of timely invoices which are dispatched to customers. Ageing of Accounts Receivable is likewise monitored regularly. Payroll Review Management Prior to payment of company’s payroll, the Finance and Accounts Department undertakes a comprehensive review and evaluation before final approval. Expenditures and Accounts Payable Management All expenses and payables are booked and paid on time and in accordance with credit terms. The ageing schedule of Accounts Payable is also monitored periodically Also, proper recording of related long term liabilities such as gratuity and contingent payables is undertaken to ascertain accurate values to include pertinent depreciation. Banking/Treasury and Assets Management Bank accounts reconciliation statements are prepared monthly to ensure up to date and accurate bank balances. Cash requirements are monitored periodically and any excess are invested to high yield account deposit for additional income. Proper control and recording of fixed assets are ensured including pertinent depreciation. Financial Reporting Management Periodic financial statements including Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Statement and Cash Flow Statement, with supporting analysis, are prepared to provide management with information to aid decision making. Finance Assurance Management This ensures that appropriate finance control is in placed by conducting periodic pre-audit reviews and the evaluation of existing internal control mechanism. External auditor representation and on-site audit support during interim and annual audit is also provided.

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