The Economist Director - Office Management in Gurgaon, India
Director - Office Management
Gurgaon - India
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The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
Currently The Economist India has an opportunity for a Director of Office Management in our Gurgaon office. The Director will be responsible for general, facilties, personnel and security management. This individual will have a key role in the recruitment and hiring of new Economist employees and must possess excellent English language skills and be comfortable being the face of their assigned division.
The Director will report to senior management in the United States. The role will be based on local hours with some flexibility required to cover day-to-day contact U.S. personnel.
In this role you would be expected to:
Be the leader of the regional team, driving success and taking responsibility for overall team management.
Work actively and in a co-operative manner across the Economist’s business units to best leverage the regional team's expertise
Personally represent the Economist India within The Economist Group, working across the Group's businesses where appropriate
Take a role in maintaining the high quality and professional image of the Economist India and wider Economist Group, through all communications and interactions with clients and other departments
Work actively with team members abroad to share ideas and ensure the continuous development of management.
Ensuring that the regional team's costs are kept within budget and are managed efficiently
Support and implement the Economist India’s strategy, both through personal input and by ensuring that the regional team's efforts are aligned with the Company's businesses objectives. Where necessary, implementing and managing change within the team to support those business objectives
Experience, skills and professional attributes:
To succeed in this role you must have:
A university degree and 6-10 years experience leading an international office
Demonstrable experience in managing a team with diverse skill sets
Excellent English grammar and communication skills
In-depth knowledge of the India business landscape
A proven ability to convey ideas and opinions coherently and with authority
Superior organization skills
To succeed in this role you will be able to demonstrate:
An ability and desire to build positive relationships across the team and the wider business, and work co-operatively to ensure the best overall result for the Economist
A strongly developed analytical mind set
Polished communication and presentation skills
An ability to build teams
Strong people management skills, being able to motivate and stimulate highly qualified individuals
Excellent organisational capability - able to efficiently schedule and manage large volumes of work across the team
Personal pride in producing output of high quality
Calmness under pressure; you will be even tempered and fair minded