Project Agora - Commercial Director GCC

Business Development · Dubai, Jumeirah
Department Business Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Project Agora, a TDG (ThinkDigital Group) company, is a Media Technology SaaS on a mission to keep the Open Web Open. In our day-to-day, we work with over 2000 top digital Publishers and E-tailers in EMEA and LATAM, supporting them to maximize the value of each visitor, managing 11.5 billion impressions per month.

Project Agora has enjoyed a steady growth of more than 50% a year since its founding in 2014. Our teams are an extraordinary group of talented, active, and innovative people who care about more than just building cutting edge technologies. We challenge ourselves to work with the best. We are Fat Cow Killers improving process efficiency, Rainmakers bringing stunning results, I+Valuers supporting colleagues, customers and partners, Always Curious to explore ways to innovate and we have Positive Bigfoots carrying self-sustainable digital minded happiness to other people. 

Your Impact

To deliver on our noble mission to further grow our Commercial Team, we are looking for a talented Commercial Director. You’ll join an established and fast-paced environment with the main focus on managing and developing our strategic partnerships’ portfolio in the UAE. Within our growing organization, you will have the opportunity to work at the forefront of the advertising industry and become part of one of the leading Ad-Tech & Programmatic Advertising companies in EMEA and LATAM. As a Commercial Director, you will be responsible for the commercial development for the UAE, including the management of our business development while ensuring alignment and success of day-to-day operations.

Being part of a fast-growing scale-up organization, the role requires a passionate, self-driven and team-player professional with strong interpersonal skills to contribute to our business growth. 

The successful candidate will be based at the Project Agora office in Dubai.

Come join us and help keep the Open Web Open.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships with the local Digital Media Agencies, top advertisers and local Publishers. 
  • Assist in the long-term establishment of Project Agora’s presence in UAE and GCC. 
  • Be a subject matter expert in Programmatic Media and Native Ads offering. 
  • Building, owning and delivering the Strategy & Business Plan of the local office. 
  • Work with end clients, agency partners and high-end publishers in the market to develop highly effective marketing programs and monetization solutions. 
  • Assist in recruiting, training, mentoring, and developing local sales team members. 
  • Maintaining a framework of excellent service and great ROI for the company and its clients. 
  • Driving sales actively through insightful and proactive client minded approach. 
  • Represents the company’s business policies in various conferences, trade fairs, and networking events to attract more and more agency clients and end clientele.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Has 6+ years of experience within the Digital Advertising and or Digital Media ecosystem. 
  • Holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Media or relevant field. 
  • Is keen and curious about data analysis and optimization. 
  • Acts proactively with a sense of responsibility while he/she can work independently. 
  • Has strong analytical skills and the ability to transform data into actions. 
  • Can identify opportunities presented by customers and turn them into projects. 
  • Shares a passion for digital advertising, internet trends and continual learning. 
  • Has outstanding listening, negotiation and communication skills. 
  • Is a team player, motivated and self-driven. 
  • Has excellent command of the Arabic & English languages.

Benefits and Perks

Project Agora company is part of TDG, recognized as a Great Place to Work® for 2021. We are on a mission to boldly lead our people to where no one has gone before. Our people enjoy benefits that make them able to develop their careers and professional skills. We challenge ourselves to work with the best and most talented professionals and we want to offer a great place to work and thrive. We are offering:

  • A competitive salary based on experience and skills. 
  • A budgeted training and professional development plan. 
  • A modern workplace environment, and the excitement of working closely with a successful, highly motivated, dynamic, and talented team. 
  • Heart Long Weekends! A paid-time-off throughout the year to enjoy life outside of work. 
  • Access to TDG’s Library for professional development. 
  • Fresh fruits & best selection of tea every day. 


Additional Information

  • Τype: Full-time   
  • Reports to: Country Manager MEA, Project Agora   
  • Location: Dubai


Project Agora is continuing to grow our team during the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting remote-first hiring and onboarding process. Thinkers all over the EMEA region can work remote-first until September 2021.

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  • Location
    Dubai, Jumeirah
  • Department
    Business Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience