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Director, Catering & Conference Services

United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Full job details

Recruiter
Fairmont Dubai
Posted
19/09/2016
Ref
DBI02033
Location
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Job Type
Food & Beverage, Food & Beverage Director
Sector
Hotel
Job Level
Management
 
Director, Catering & Conference Services Primary Location :   United Arab Emirates-Dubai-Fairmont Dubai Employee Status :   Regular    

 


Director, Catering & Conference Services

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, our engaging service and delicious cuisine make every special event a truly memorable affair, both within our distinctive surroundings and off-site. Your vision and leadership as Director, Catering & Events will ensure an engaged team, efficient operations – and offerings that exceed the expectations of every client.
 
Hotel Overview:   A unique blend of contemporary design and urban chic, Fairmont Dubai is an icon in the business heart of the city. Just minutes from Dubai's key attractions, our hotel is linked to the Dubai International Convention Centre. Ten contemporary dining experiences intrigue the palate, our signature Spa and health facilities offer a wealth of amenities, including two terrace sundecks complemented by handcrafted mosaic swimming pools. Fairmont Dubai brings together luxurious surroundings and modern amenities with renowned Fairmont service.

 
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Sales, Groups & Events, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:   

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Direct and manage all activity related to the Catering office, ensuring all service standards are followed
  • Responsible for all catering, from booking to execution and conference services from the time a contract becomes definite to execution
  • Prepare an annual budget for approval and administer that budget in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Establish and maintain rapport with clients, prior to, during and post conference, exceeding their expectations and encouraging repeat business
  • Conduct site inspections as required
  • Develop annual business plans for the department in conjunction with the Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Ensure that function bookings, group resumes and event contract are prepared and distributed accurately and efficiently
  • Ensure meeting and function rooms are properly maintained at all times liaising with food and beverage outlets regarding reservations and flow of clients
  • Work closely with the Director of Sales & Marketing to prepare monthly forecasts
  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures
  • Follow all safety  policies
  • Other duties as assigned
  Qualifications:
  • Previous leadership experience within a similar role required
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications and relevant computer applications required 
  • University/College degree in a related discipline required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal required
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
Visa Requirements: Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Dubai. We will assist successful applicants with the visa process and provide flights and accommodation.   APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!   ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

           

    Job Level :   Management / Supervisory Schedule :   Full-time Shift :   Day Job Travel :   Yes, 50 % of the Time Closing Date :   Ongoing Job Number:   DBI02033
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