General Manager, UAE

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

Operations
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

Who we are:

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

As we work to bring our revolutionary aircraft to the masses, we are hiring our first General Manager for the UAE market. Reporting directly to our Chief Commercial Officer, you’ll launch and develop our presence in the region. Your work will ultimately drive the success of our larger commercialization strategy and make Archer the global leader in eVTOL.

What you’ll do:

  • Build relationships with local government offices and other strategic partners that will accelerate our growth in the market
  • Own the P&L and all KPIs for the entire UAE market, ensuring that Archer achieves growth and profitability goals
  • Incorporate on-the-ground learnings and develop a playbook that can be used by GMs in future markets
  • Hire and lead a high performing team of operators that will drive a winning market strategy
  • Ensure our physical infrastructure is tailored to the specific needs of the market
  • Drive local marketing and demand generation in collaboration with our global commercial team

What you need:

  • 10+ years of total experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role at a high-growth technology startup
  • Track record of building from 0 to 1 and beyond in ambiguous environments where there is no established playbook
  • Analytical and financial ability to run a P&L
  • Policy and regulatory knowledge that will allow us to scale operations in the market
  • Crossfunctional ability to work with our core business units including engineering, operations, and executive leadership
  • Live in the UAE and travel up to 25% of the year to HQ and/or other markets

Bonus Qualifications:

  • MBA or advanced STEM degree
  • Experience in the aviation or aerospace industry
  • Previously launched and scaled a business unit within a specific geography
  • Deep knowledge of and existing relationships within the UAE market
  • Early career experience in management consulting and/or investment banking
  • Experience in a city- or region-level GM at a tech business like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at people@archer.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to People@archer.com. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.