Country Head Philippines


Manilla, Philippines


Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

Reporting lines

CEO Arcadis Asia

Job description

The Country Head drive growth and profitable performance, deliver great project outcomes for our clients, develop new business and grow existing client relationships, develop our talent pool and create greater value for our business in growth, margin and cash.


  • Set a personal example regarding H&S stewardship and provide leadership, demonstrating to Our People, Clients and all Business partners that good H&S management is an essential integral element of our business;
  • Conduct OpCo business in conformance with the Global H&S Vision & Policy statement and H&S Management System, also ensuring in-country H&S staff are sufficiently resourced to discharge these requirements;
  • Lead cultural change to be the best;
  • Exemplify role model behaviors and live Arcadis values of integrity, client focus, collaboration and sustainability;
  • Drive compliance and achieve excellence in H&S, AGBP and ABC processes;
  • Resourcing and deployment of country resources;
  • Own client retention and relationships in the country;
  • Promote a culture which supports our employees to be the best they can be and to deliver our People Promise in country;
  • Recruit, develop and performance manage performance cell leaders, coaching and mentoring them to achieve high performance, growth and personal development;
  • Work with the Service Leaders to agree Recruitment, pricing and Resourcing;  
  • Lead the implementation of internal change programs within country (e.g. the Arcadis Way).

Business Development & Performance:

  • Own and deliver a country 3-year financial plan and one year budget;
  • Optimize Utilization levels, margin delivery and improvement in the country;
  • Engage appropriate sector and service leaders and enable the creation of communities to focus on growth, build client empathy, relationships and repeat sales;
  • Make Go/No-Go decisions per limits of authority for strategic pursuits, cross country or mega opportunities – managing conflicts of interest as necessary.

Strategy & Brand:

  • Implement the Arcadis Asia regional strategy, aligned with the Arcadis corporate and business strategies within country;
  • Feed into market analysis and knowledge with particular emphasis on clients;
  • Financial forecasting and budgeting in the country;
  • Create location and business plans to meet prescribed market needs in the country;
  • Develop the brand and point of difference in the country.


Personal Traits:

Communication (verbal, written and listening): Able to adapt style to suit the audience and exchange information in a clear, concise and articulate manner.

Relationship building:  Professional and confident approach to working relationships. Team orientated with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and peers including the ability to inspire and motivate others.

Comfortable with ambiguity: Able to handle challenging ambiguous situations effectively whist remaining calm under pressure

Planning and organizing: Demonstrates excellent prioritizing and organizational skills, effectively delegating work both upwards and downwards. Capability to re-plan and re-prioritize work taking into account resources and contingency. Self-motivated and able to work independently when required. Tenacious, assertive and able to professionally challenge and influence decisions.

Thirst for knowledge: A strong drive to learn and gain knowledge about the markets and sectors that Arcadis operates in as well as those our clients operate in.

Arcadis leadership competency model: 

Role Modelling our Values - Embraces Arcadis values - Integrity, Client Focus, Collaboration and Sustainability – and unique potential for making a positive difference in the world and improving the quality of life.

Collaboration - Leverages strengths of the wider organization. Balances global, regional, local and business line needs for the greater good of Arcadis. Collaborates proactively to leverage the strength of the wider organization.

Strategy Development - Develops strategies for sustainable growth aligned to the broader business objectives, based on market and competitor insight and openness to new ways of thinking.

Executing and Delivering - Delivers results and strategy execution for Arcadis.

Delivering Client Outcomes - Delivers exceptional and sustainable outcomes for clients.

Inspiring Leadership - Enables the team to achieve organizational objectives by providing focus and support, drawing out their thoughts and ideas, and inspiring them. Wins hearts and minds so that people enjoy the journey.

Realizing People’s Potential - Believes in others’ ability to grow and commits to development. Builds the long-term capability of others by sharing knowledge, coaching and mentoring them, also through the Arcadis Academy as well as other learning platforms.

Main working contacts

  • Global Client Development Director
  • Global Solutions Director
  • Global Market Sector and Client Leaders
  • CEO
  • Head of Markets and Strategic Pursuits
  • Relevant BUC City Executives
  • Sector Leaders
  • Service Leaders

What do we offer?

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

Information/ Application

Guy van Moppes (Global Director Talent Acquisition)


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Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

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