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Facebook Director of Agencies and Ecosystem Development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Summary:

Facebook is seeking a Director of Agencies and Ecosystem Development to join our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) leadership team. This experienced leader should have demonstrated success managing large business partnerships on a regional and long-term scale.

Ecosystem partners have been central to Facebook's and its clients’ success. Historically we have had long standing and deep partnerships with media agencies, and over recent years have increased our engagement with Creative Agencies while increasing our involvement with consultancies, technology companies and broader ecosystem partners. This role is an opportunity to lead Facebook’s media and creative agency teams in MENA and have a key role in developing our strategy and relationships across the ecosystem with consultancies, technology companies and others. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker with the ability to work cross-functionally to design and manage regional and long-term strategic programs with agencies and other partners to optimize for their and our clients’ long-term business results. A self-starter who has demonstrated success, dealing with ambiguity, successfully manage teams and problem-solving leadership with limited oversight, the ideal candidates will have management experience in an agency and/or consultancy environment

This position reports to the Managing Director Middle East and North Africa, works closely with local leadership in driving transformation in MENA and is located in Dubai, UAE.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead the MENA ecosystem strategy and drive negotiations with strategic partners across agencies, consultancies, technology companies and other ecosystem players

  2. Lead complex initiatives and deliver scalable development programs to improve ecosystem partners’ experience, expertise and business opportunities with Facebook and its family of apps and services

  3. Drive the growth, adoption and advocacy of media and creative agency holding groups and operating companies

  4. Identify business frictions from the agencies and advertising industry, and more importantly remove the roadblocks with executional strategy

  5. Develop strong C-level relationships within agencies, consultancies, tech companies and other partners

  6. Lead both the Media Agency and Creative Agency Partner teams for MENA

  7. Track revenue performance across the agency portfolio and determine corrective measures where needed

  8. Identify and pitch transformational opportunities that drives behavior change and support regional business growth

  9. Execute local and regional Facebook deals with agencies and partners where applicable

  10. Collaborate with cross channel teams to amplify business and revenue opportunities

  11. Lead the team internally and ensure a focus on organisation design, skills development and career growth

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 15+ years of Creative/Media agency and/or Consultancy experience at a leadership level, with strong track record related to digital and tech

  2. Significant experience in leading and managing teams to design and execute partnership agreements

  3. Significant people management experience and skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and people not directly reporting to you

  4. Relationships with leaders and top decision makers at agencies and partners

  5. Demonstrates thoughtful risk-taking, challenges the status quo and confidently drives innovation and change for maximum impact with partners

  6. Exceptional communication and presentation skills with an emphasis on translating insights, product information, and data into partner value

  7. Proven track record of successfully growing revenue through the development of long-term strategic relationships

  8. Ability to perform well in highly dynamic, rapidly changing environment

  9. Able to prioritise and focus managers and team on most impactful opportunities

  10. Demonstrated success as a leader of change, achieving operational excellence by introducing new performance measures, processes and systems

  11. Motivates and empowers with optimism and is creative in problem solving

  12. Fluency in English and Arabic are mandatory. French a strong plus.

Industry: Internet

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