For people in the United Arab Emirates, the main classifieds website is dubizzle.com. Since dubizzle.com was launched in 2005, it has become the number one platform for users to buy, sell, or find anything in their community. Dubizzle currently operates as a horizontal classifieds platform, offering a full range of categories for consumers to trade in. They will now use the strategic advantage of being the market leader in the real estate category (74% market share and 3.7 million monthly visits) to launch a vertical business. Dubizzle already serves as a key influencer to harnessing best industry practices in the region, as well as educating agents and property seekers on making better decisions for their business and property choices respectively. Now they will expand on that.
The verticals operation will form a second organization that mimics and duplicates the existing horizontal business. They will share resources where applicable, but the vertical will be autonomous in developing its business and reaching further monetization. As the vertical goes beyond mere c2c and b2c trading, focus is on building and maintaining partnerships with key players in the real estate market. To become a relevant media, technology and data offering to the real estate market, ample time and energy are invested in product development as well. Big opportunities lie in building must-have tools for real estate professionals and leveraging data for both users and professionals to better manage their decision making.
Vacancy: General Manager Real Estate
The General Manger Real Estate will be leading Real Estate within the general classifieds site in a matrix structure. The Real Estate category is in very good shape at dubizzle, so the General Manager won’t build the business from scratch. This person will lead a team directly or indirectly that consists of Product, Design, Sales, Engineering, Marketing and BI. Partnering closely with senior management should enhance both operational and organizational efficiency. Basically, you are responsible for all things property – direction, top/bottom line targets as well as property health metrics.
A senior Business Manager (10 years experience) whose career features involvement in strategy, commerce, product and a solid foundation in analytical thinking. OLX values MBA’s and tenures at strategy consulting firms, but they are not hard requirements. Hungry and ambitious, but humble and values driven. Internal & external leader, who becomes the face of dubizzle Real Estate. Passion for building high performance teams . Mobile savviness and coming from classifieds background would be great assets.
- Hungry and ambitious, but humble and values driven
- Internal and external leader
- Analytical rigor