Property Finder is the leading digital real estate platform in the Middle East and North Africa region. A UAE-born startup, Property Finder expanded its operations to Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt over the years. Recently, it acquired a significant stake in Zingat in Turkey. The company is one of the largest technology start-ups in the region and on a journey to becoming a Unicorn. We are aspiring to create a lighthouse technology company which will have a lasting impact in the entire tech ecosystem in our geography.


Summary of Role:

  • A strategic and consultative leader, the VP People’s role is to deliver an ambitious growth plan at Property Finder from a talent pillar standpoint with an engaged workforce. 
  • In addition to driving our internal practices around People, this position will also have a unique role in the largest geography.
  • VP People will leverage their business acumen and understanding of People practices to inform and directly support PF’s strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-create and execute People strategies, programs, processes and policies across the entire employee lifecycle that are aligned with the company’s growth objectives. 
  • Establish operational excellence including leveraging technology and analytics towards creating strong People practices.
  • Build PF’s organization that is highly mission and values-aligned in order to create a sought after employer brand.
  • Be the steward of PF’s Culture and Values. Exemplifying what it means to be human-centered, a partner, future oriented, an owner and able to celebrate along the way. 
  • Act as a Trusted Partner who represents and embodies the best interests of the company and its people. 
  • Partner with the Leadership Team to simplify and repeat appropriate internal communications which support growth of our talent and our business.  
  • Be an innovator, leveraging PF as a platform to experiment with new People practices so that we can continue to serve as a market leader in the industry.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, high growth environment with a proven track record in building and running People programs at large and small companies. 
  • Minimum 10 years of experience across multiple People functions with at least 5 years in a Senior Leadership role at a high growth technology company. Start up experience is a bonus. 
  • Demonstrate ability to manage a direct team as well as indirect stakeholders in support of an organization’s strategy. 
  • Possess strong business acumen with the ability to create win-win strategies that advance the development of our teams and the strategic and financial trajectory of the company.

Other Capabilities:

  • Ability to practice calm and sound judgement under pressure and in support of the organization and our people. 
  • Proven track record of successfully navigating complex employee relations situations. 
  • Direct experience supporting complex multi-cultural environments.
  • Be persuasive in high-stakes sales situations where the VP People can influence peers to adopt a new solution that produces high ROI.

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