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General Manager Saudi Arabia

PASQAL

PASQAL

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Saudi Arabia
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Commercial · Saudia Arabia · Fully Remote

General Manager Saudi Arabia

Participate in the rapid development of a deep-tech start-up at the forefront of the second quantum revolution!

About Pasqal

PASQAL designs and develops Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) and associated software tools.
Our innovative technology enables us to address use cases that are currently beyond the reach of the most powerful supercomputers; these cases can concern industrial application challenges as well as fundamental science needs.
In addition to the exceptional computing power they provide, QPUs are highly energy efficient and will contribute to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the HPC industry.


Job Description

The General Manager will establish, lead and grow PASQAL’s first headquarters in Saudi Arabia.
The General Manager is critical for the expansion, strategy and success of PASQAL in one of the most significant emerging markets in the technology sector.

Location : ideally based in Dammam.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop, propose and execute a comprehensive market strategy and business plan for Saudi Arabia to drive market visibility, revenue growth and profitability.
  • Hire, lead, coach and develop an effective local team across functions like sales, marketing, engineers, operations… in 2024 to ensure achievement of objectives.
  • Achieve global goals that will be provided each year by the HQ.
  • Build strategic relationships and partnerships with key public and private stakeholders in Saudi Arabia. Be proactive in the development of the key partnership with Saudi Aramco.
  • Manage day-to-day operations, P&L, budget and forecasting to high-growth targets for Saudi Arabia.
  • Lead government relations, regulatory approvals and policy to enable PASQAL’s smooth entry and expansion in the area.
  • Identify risks and issues related to regional operations and determine effective mitigation approaches.
  • Guide marketing, branding and PR in collaboration with the HQ to establish PASQAL positioning and visibility in Saudi Arabia.
  • Represent the company at conferences and events across the region.
  • In collaboration with PASQAL’s HQ, follow all the steps for a smooth and effective QPU deployment by 2025 in Saudi Arabia.

This is a non-exhaustive list.

      About you

      • 15+ years of experience in senior management roles in global technology companies based in MEA.
      • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams and new market expansion.
      • Strong executive relationships with government agencies, regulators and local companies.
      • Knowledge of emerging technologies and quantum computing in MEA.
      • Outstanding communication, negotiation and presenting skills.
      • Strong negotiation abilities with multi-national companies.
      • Strategic thinking and operational execution.
      • Entrepreneurial mindset, a doer with force of proposal.
      • Fluent in Arabic and English, other languages are a plus.

      About us

      • French Tech 2030 Laureate.
      • Enabled by Nobel Prize-winning technology.
      • A team made of scientists, quantum engineers as well as deeptech enthusiasts ;).
      • In direct competition with the world's biggest players (Google - Microsoft - IBM - Amazon...).
      • 130 million Euros raised.

      Our business

      • PASQAL have a full-stack approach, they design quantum processors (QPUs: Quantum Processing Units) and develop the associated software.
      • QPUs are highly energy-efficient, and will help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the HPC industry.
      • We handle use cases for our customers that are currently beyond the reach of the most powerful supercomputers.

          Recruitment process

          • An interview with our Talent Acquisition Specialist of 30'.
          • An exchange with a team member
          • An exchange with a member of the executive team
          • An exchange with the hiring manager
          • An exchange with our CEO and Co-founder
          • An offer!

          PASQAL is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, as inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving our mission. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, religion or sexual orientation.

          Department
          Commercial
          Role
          Business Development
          Locations
          Saudia Arabia
          Remote status
          Fully Remote
          Yearly salary
          SAR650,000 - SAR825,000
          Employment type
          Full-time
          Department
          Sales / Commercial

          About PASQAL

          About us:

          • French Tech 2030 Laureate
          • Enabled by Nobel Prize-winning technology
          • A team made of scientists, quantum engineers as well as deeptech enthusiasts ;)
          • In direct competition with the world's biggest players (Google - Microsoft - IBM - Amazon...)
          • 130 million Euros raised

          Our business:

          • PASQAL have a full-stack approach, they design quantum processors (QPUs: Quantum Processing Units) and develop the associated software
          • QPUs are highly energy-efficient, and will help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the HPC industry
          • We handle use cases for our customers that are currently beyond the reach of the most powerful supercomputers
          Founded in 2019
          Co-workers 200
          Commercial · Saudia Arabia · Fully Remote

          General Manager Saudi Arabia

          Participate in the rapid development of a deep-tech start-up at the forefront of the second quantum revolution!

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