Commercial Director in Egypt

Our Client

A major player in the Egyptian cement market, becoming the only local producer equipped with an additional kiln with drying and grinding capabilities, the plant is poised to achieve significant progress in the Egyptian market.

Their Requirements

An experienced Commercial Director with proven sales and marketing experience in the cement industry within Egypt. A hands-on individual with a proven sales track record and having managed a sales team.

Our Solution

Traditional desk-top research and candidate sourcing techniques, augmented by advertising on our sister company’s CareersInAfrica website, which receives 100,000+ visits per month, created the nucleus of a rich talent pool for our Researcher and Consultant to approach and interview.

As an additional layer of sourcing, GCC Search reached out to our wider Alumni network to expand the search for the role.

The Outcome

Within 2 weeks, a highly credible shortlist of 7 candidates was presented to the client. After 3 rounds of interviews in Egypt, the client was in the process to progressing to final stages with 3 selected candidates. From the initial shortlist, the client declined 2 candidates, 3 candidates were in process and 2 candidates were alternatives if the client did not successfully close with the chosen 3 candidates. A seamless process was created with constant follow-up and feedback.

Client Comment:

“This is a challenging role especially in the Egyptian market given that there other MNCs in the cement industry who hold a greater market share than our business. However, GCC Search has been able to provide a credible and well qualified shortlist of candidates with some of these individuals from larger companies. We are very happy with the shortlist and confident that we will be finalising this role over the next few weeks.”