Development Director (Middle East) Hotel & Resort Brand

Location
Dubai
Salary
USD115000 per annum
Posted
26 Sep 2019
Closes
14 Oct 2019
Ref
NR64865
Contact
Natalie Reason
Job Title
Sales Executive
Industry Sector
Hospitality
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are working on a fantastic opportunity for a Development Director (Middle East) to work for an international and well recognised Hotel & Resort brand. As the Development Director, in this role you will be based in Dubai.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Development Director with Hotel industry experience to build and maintain strong relationships with existing hotels and to identify, convert and on-board prospects that match the criteria (including all tiers) to become a part of the group.

Duties will include;
  • You will build and maintain a sales pipeline of potential opportunities
  • You will be a confident communicator and pitch to new clients
  • Cold calling potential new clients and having a thorough understanding of the business, as well as and understanding of all company products and services
  • Working closely and supporting departments and the relationship building of new & existing clients. This includes; Brand Development, Hotel Support, Training and Customer Service, Accounts, Revenue Management, Sales and Marketing, Operations etc.
In this role you will report into the Managing Director of Turkey & The Middle East, who is ultimately responsible for the hotels joining any of the company brands and their service.

 About you
  • You must have a commercial  awareness and knowledge of the Middle east as well as the Dubai hotel industry
  • You will have extensive Hotel industry exposure
  • Strong understanding and/or experience in commercial negotiation
  • Will ideally be currently living in Dubai
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • You will have the ability to travel
  • Not essential but Arabic language skill would be advantageous
Benefits
  • Bonus structure for new acquisitions
  • Travel expenses
  • Paid annual leave
  • Paid phone bill
  • Laptop

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