Local Product Group Manager – 2882, Dubai, UAE

Local Product Group Manager – 2882, Dubai, UAE

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You as a Local Product Group Manager – 2882 will be a part of the Power Grid Grid Integration division and will be based in Dubai, UAE. Power grids division is a global leader in turnkey power projects. The power grids division delivers solutions across the power value chain. This includes system solutions for power generation, transmission technologies, substations and distribution technologies for network management. Grid Integration delivers stations, system solutions and service for transmission and distribution facilities. The market is driven by the need to create stable electricity grids and for environmental reasons with the aim of increasing the use of renewable energy. We design and build reliable stations both indoors and outdoors. The Position holder, will ensure profit & loss and business growth through the local representation of the Global Product Group & oversee country operations management of the Local Product Group. Manage the system integration (LPG 2882) business units for dynamic order, revenue growth with ever increasing cash flow. Continually coordinate with external and internal service providers in order to achieve the budgeted, profitable growth targets for the business unit. Responsible for achieving group specific KPI’s in relation to Orders, Revenue, EBIT, OCF. Develop and execute strategic business planning to meet ABB regional objectives for market penetration, sales and earnings.


Your main responsibilities will include:-

1. Strategy

Implement the Global Product Group strategy in the Country/Cluster, and ensure business development, including profit and loss (P&L), in domestic and allocated market. Provide input to Global Product Group strategy. Participate in Local Business Unit strategy development in partnership with local management team.

2. Performance targets

Ensure development of performance targets in line with global targets and ensure achievement through regular oversight and definition of improvement actions as needed.

3. Market opportunities

Evaluate market opportunities and decides appropriate activities in line with the strategy.

4. Profitability

Ensure profitable business growth in the domestic and allocated market.

5. Quality

Oversee production and/or execution of high quality products, services and processes. Monitor quality metrics, identifies opportunities for improvement in local execution, and oversees improvement activities.

6. Project execution

Ensure the execution of projects according to agreed targets in terms of schedule, quality, financial results and customer satisfaction.

7. Research & development

Oversee relevant local Research and Development initiatives.

8. Customer relations

Build and maintain strong relationships with new and existing customers to ensure ongoing customer satisfaction.

9. People leadership and development

Ensure (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guide, motivate and develop direct and indirect subordinates within HR policies.


Ideally you should have an engineering degree or MBA in business management with 10 to 15 years of experience as a business, marketing/sales or project manager. Prior operations management experience is desired.

Resolution of business and customer problems using a systematic approach. Resolving customer complaints and desires. Root cause analysis and fast reaction management to changes in market, and financial situations. Management of diverse functions including sales, marketing, engineering and factory operations. Knowledge of gulf markets and business processes is required.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Fluency in spoken & written English & Arabic language is preferable. Must be able to multi-task and manage multiple tasks-Efficient time management. Excellent leadership capabilities with a team oriented attitude. Able to make decisions quickly and decisively. Outgoing personality with ability to work with all levels of management.

Additional information

Please note: ABB reserves the rights to withdraw this job publication at any given time.

Dubai, Generic, Utd.Arab Emir.
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Business Unit Grid Integration
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees www.abb.com

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