IT Operations Manager Dubai

IT Operations Manager Dubai

You are eager to build a new team in Dubai!

B&S Group

The B&S Group is the premier distribution partner that provides consumer goods to specialized markets worldwide. Since March 2018, we have been a listed company on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. We have three domains within our current IT landscape: IT infrastructure and workplaces, IT applications (consisting of Development & Technology and Business Applications), and E-commerce.

We are currently working on a transformation which will implement a "Digital First" approach in all areas within the B&S Group. This approach ensures that all business processes will be executed as efficiently and automated as possible. And for this, we really need new colleagues! Colleagues that have a passion for new technology and enjoy varied and diverse work. Not only in terms of work activities, applications and technology, but also considering the various business activities. In addition, the organization is growing fast and faces several challenges. Also, due to the "Digital First" approach, IT is prominent on the agenda within our organization!

IT Operations Manager Dubai

We are expanding our office in Dubai and will be hiring a team of approximately 50 IT and E-commerce colleagues to achieve this. These new colleagues have various specialities including infrastructures (networks, systems, office automation), trainers, ETL specialists, software developers, and DevOps engineers. In your role as IT Operations Manager, you will lead this process of setting up a new team. Naturally, you will not be doing this alone – you will be working with our HR and Employer Branding department to find and then hire the right colleagues. With your technical insight, you are capable of assessing the quality of the candidates and estimating their value. Initially, this will be your biggest challenge to attract new colleagues, and then you will be responsible for making sure that they find their place within the organization as a whole.

Because you will also still be getting to know our organization at the start, our IT Directors Ton, Aryan and Martijn will involve you in their current projects. Once the first colleagues have begun in Dubai, you will then coordinate the projects and lead the teams working according to the Scrum methodology. You will also be responsible for making an estimate of the feasibility and resource planning for coordinating the projects. You are also the people manager who will hold the performance/assessment interviews and make decisions when it comes to training sessions, courses, and personnel planning. As IT Operations Manager, you will be given the freedom and responsibility, together with the team, to make a contribution to our strategic "Digital First" objective. You will also be given the opportunity to develop from being IT Operations Manager to becoming IT Director.

In short, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and delivery of projects with your team and other stakeholders;
  • Monitoring quality during the hiring of new personnel;
  • Carrying out performance/evaluation interviews, personnel planning, and managing the team;
  • Coaching and developing your fellow employees;
  • Communicating and coordinating with stakeholders within the B&S Group.

This is you

You are a people manager who is capable of inspiring and leading employees. With your technical knowledge, you can quickly determine whether a project is feasible within the established time, you can set the boundaries of your team and can readily see the bottlenecks in the planning which you can open for discussion, of course. You enjoy building, shaping and binding a new team.

You can also check off the following:

  • Proven track record as an IT Operations Manager (or similar role) within a tech-driven or E-commerce firm;
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in IT or similar background;
  • People Manager that knows how to bind and motivate employees;
  • Experience within a fast-growing and rapidly changing environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of several disciplines within IT in order to be able to lead and supervise a team of diverse specialists and monitor planning;
  • You speak fluent English, and a command of other languages is an advantage;
  • You are prepared to move to Dubai for a prolonged period, or you already live there.

Our offer

  • A full-time job in Dubai;
  • Salary: a good salary that is in line with your experience and level of education;
  • Vacation days: 25 vacation days;
  • Bonus: an annual performance-based bonus;
  • Much freedom and personal responsibility in setting up the branch and managing your team;
  • 1 paid plane ticket home every year;
  • Health care plan;
  • Support with possible relocation/move.

Vacancy details

40 Hours
Job level

Contact information

Laura Kling
T +31625779279
M +31625779279