Saudi Arabia recruitment experts

Saudi Arabia
Recruitment experts

Our dedicated Saudi Arabia team focus solely on the recruitment of qualified, professional and skilled people for organisations operating within KSA.

With over 17 years of regional experience, our experts have a deep understanding of the market, having placed thousands of candidates into permanent roles across multiple industries and professions, including: Banking, Construction, Engineering, Financial Services, HR, Investment, Legal, Manufacturing, Marketing, Office Support, Procurement & Supply Chain, Real Estate, Sales and Technology. 

Why Hays?

Our consultants offer invaluable advice and insights, combined with unrivalled services and access to top talent that helps organisations confidently navigate the new era of work. Organisations, large or small, we accompany you in every step of the way, working for and with you to understand where you want to get and how to get there. Our familiarity and expertise within KSA means you can be confident that your organisation will be equipped with the most capable resource for meeting your business objectives. 

By working with us, you will benefit from:

  • Our understanding of local employment law - our consultants are well informed on the legal requirements for hiring staff within the Kingdom and will ensure that you adhere to these, while doing so in the most cost effective way
  • Saudization expertise – if you are looking specifically to recruit Saudi nationals within your organisation, we can manage this process for you
  • Relocation support – throughout our many years of experience, we have placed multiple Saudi national and expat candidates into roles in Saudi Arabia, relieving employers of any administrative burden and saving you time when it comes to hiring
  • Regional database - we have an extensive database of over 700,000 qualified professionals throughout the GCC region, including 50,000 Saudi national candidates
  • Global networks - operating under Hays global brand, our experts are able to source candidates from our extensive national and international database, finding you the right people within a short space of time 
  • Expert insights - every year, we produce the Hays Saudi Arabia Salary Guide that provides hiring managers and business leaders with reliable and up to date local salary information and recruiting market insights across a variety of industries and sectors
  • Unique partnerships - we have strong collaborations and partnerships with leading innovators and influential organisations to create mutually beneficial relationships, which help us to better understand and serve our customers. We partner with globally recognised brands to build on and share our sought-after expertise and add value to our customers


Meet the team

Aaron Fletcher
Senior Business Manager - Construction, Property & Engineering, KSA

Aaron leads the Saudi Arabia recruitment team, while personally recruiting mid to senior-level Construction and Property professionals within the kingdom. He has been a specialist recruiter within the Construction & Property sector for more than 10 years, with experience across MENA and UK markets. During this time, he has established a strong network of highly skilled Construction & Property professionals. 

Mark Paul
Team Manager - Manufacturing, Procurement & Supply Chain, KSA
Mark has a strong background for matching technically challenging positions, specialising in the recruitment of mid to senior-level roles within the Manufacturing, Procurement & Supply Chain industry. His experiences have seen him develop an extensive knowledge of the sector and a strong track record for sourcing the very best and most talented candidates for his clients. He is a strong communicator with excellent customer service and prides himself on providing the very best consultancy service to both candidate and clients. 
Steffan Jones
Team Manager - Accountancy, Finance & Banking, KSA
Steffan is a Team Manager at Hays, specialising in the recruitment of mid to senior-level Accounting, Finance & Banking professionals for organisations of all size and sector (private and government) in Saudi Arabia. Originally from Wales, Steffan has worked across the UK, USA and GCC markets, developing an expert understanding of recruitment within the Accountancy, Finance & Banking profession. 
Bryan O’Grady
Associate Business Manager - HR & Legal, KSA
Bryan focusses on the recruitment of qualified professionals for roles across the Finance and Banking, Consulting, Retail, HR, Legal, FMCG, IT, Education, Government and Media industries, within Saudi Arabia. He has built up an impressive reputation with clients thanks to his versatility and deep knowledge of the professional services market. Bryan prides himself on his ability to match candidates with the skill sets and characteristics that are the exact right fit for each firm, ensuring a long and prosperous commitment to each appointment.
Kate Farrey
Consultant - Accountancy & Finance, KSA
Kate specialises in sourcing skilled and qualified Accountancy & Finance professionals for the Agriculture, Automotive, Aviation, Chemicals, Education, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Pharma & Healthcare, and Real Estate & Construction industries, within Saudi Arabia. Originally from the UK, she brings considerable multi-discipline recruitment experience. Kate possesses a unique and in-depth understanding of clients’ business needs, which stems from her educational background where she holds a degree in Business. A dynamic and dedicated individual, she combines her unique knowledge and skill set to deliver the best outcomes for her clients and candidates. 
Ross Byrnes
Associate Consultant - Sales & Commercial, KSA
Ross specialises in recruiting Sales & Commercial professionals for organisations of all sizes and across various industries within Saudi Arabia. With over five years’ experience working in operational and technical roles for multinational brands, he brings well-rounded knowledge and a broad skill set. Ross takes great pride in his work and maintaining the long-term professional relationships he builds. He is committed to sourcing the best quality professionals with the skills and characteristics that make them the absolute best fit for the organisations that he partners with. 
Jack Smillie
Associate Consultant - Construction & Property 
Jack specialises in sourcing and placing the best Construction & Property professionals for public and private sector organisations across the GCC region. He is a real estate specialist with local market knowledge and experience placing multiple candidates in roles in large-scale, complex projects. He has built a strong track record for providing the very best and bespoke services to his clients and candidates, securing consistent repeat business from all his customers. As such, he has established a vast network of industry contacts across the Gulf. 
Alisa Goneva
Associate Consultant - Manufacturing, Procurement & Supply Chain
Alisa is an Associate Consultant that specialises in recruiting skilled experts in the areas of Manufacturing, Procurement and Supply Chain. Alisa has broad experience in recruitment and HR, and having lived in Dubai for over seven years, brings a wealth of knowledge on the market and the region. A holder of a Masters Degree in Corporate Law, she is passionate about helping people make the best possible decision about their career and their future. Her key strength lies in her relationship-building skills, and she prides herself on her ability to establish and nurture long-term professional partnerships with both clients and candidates. 
Sam Barker
Researcher - Construction & Property, KSA 
As Researcher, Sam specialises in searching and identifying top professionals across the Construction and Property market within the Middle East. He is a passionate and pro-active individual, with a sharp minded approach, who uses his sector-specific knowledge and expertise to recruit top tier talent for all clients he works with. Sam has demonstrable skills in customer support and after-sales, and has a strong track record for delivering exceptional service. His previous work experiences have equipped him with excellent interpersonal skills, which he uses on a day-to-day basis.

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