General Manager - Motors

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate General Manager - Motors who wants to make a difference.

Dubai, UAE


Online since Jun 13, 2018

We are on the search for an experienced, data driven, and collaborative General Manager (GM) for dubizzle Motors department. You need to be ambitious and ready to take the Motors vertical to new heights. This is an opportunity to progress your career with dubizzle and the OLX Group. We’re a team of 4,000 ambitious, curious people building trading platforms that are used by hundreds of millions of people every month to buy and sell almost anything.

What you will be doing:

The GM, dubizzle Motors is a key member of the dubizzle Leadership Team, with P&L responsibility for one of dubizzle’s market leading verticals. The GM is expected to annually set strategy, goals, and a business plan for the Motors vertical, and ensure the vertical executes against them.

The role involves working with various functional teams, and Leadership Team members, from product, tech, strategy, BI, finance, marketing, and PR to achieve targets. The GM has direct responsibility over the offline sales organization, which includes new business and account management teams, with a Head of Sales reporting directly to the GM.

Who we’re looking for:

  • MBA from top-tier program
  • 10-15 years of overall experience and minimum 4 years in a managerial role
  • Data and KPI driven management style
  • Strong interpersonal skills to lead, manage, and inspire people
  • Comfortable presenting to senior leadership and large groups

Bonus attributes:

  • Passion for cars and understanding of the automotive trade.
  • Experience buying/selling cars on dubizzle
  • Understanding of business drivers and dynamics in online classifieds/marketplaces
  • Sales team management experience
  • Demonstrates openness, curiosity, empathy, and humility
  • Accustomed to working in a highly diverse and/or startup environment

The role is based in Dubai and reports to the General Manager of MENA (Middle east & North Africa) 

What you need to know about us:

  • dubizzle is part of the OLX Group, a global product and tech company with 17 brands, +40 countries, +4000 people and one mindset.
  • Our mission is to make it easier for people to buy and sell almost anything, promoting prosperity in local communities.
  • We are proud to be different, and we work differently too. We combine the spirit and agility of a start-up with the maturity that comes from being part of a 100 year-old company.
  • We are curious, ambitious and allergic to corporate interference. We improvise, experiment and push each other further, embracing uncertainty and driving change.