Director of Sales & Marketing

Indian Ocean
$5,500-$6,000 + ex-pat basis, single/married no children status
24 Sep 2016
22 Oct 2016
Job Level

We are looking for a strong leader who can combine knowledge of the market with a strategic approach and good team leadership for a luxury island resort.  A key focus will be to set and implement the correct strategy and positioning of the hotel.

Based on property, this is an excellent opportunity for a hands-on, dynamic and experienced person to join a well-renowned global brand and in a destination that, apparently is highly advantageous to have on one’s CV.  

Key skills and experience required will include:

  • Demonstrable leadership and mentoring skills.  To direct and engage with the on-property team and in a remote sales office.  The team on property are les experienced, so it needs someone who can give the right guidance to motivate and develop them to effectively
  • Excellent leisure segment knowledge: the key feeder markets are out of Europe – France, Germany and the UK.
  • Has worked with tour operators and local DMC’s, understanding the sensitive balance of how to manage the longer-term strategy of client negotiation to optimise brand awareness and booking channels.  
  • An understanding of the MICE and/or corporate/government segments would be advantageous as the hotel does get local business  
  • Organised, self-motivated with good communication and revenue skills: someone who can present their ideas to senior management, displays strong commercial acumen and deep understanding of market trends, both locally and globally
  • Fluent in written and spoken English essential.  Additional European languages  desirable, especially French or German.

Due to the location of the hotel, this would appeal to a single status candidate or someone married without children.   Schooling is not part of the package offered.  


Frustrating as we know it is, to not hear back from us, please note that due to the specific requirements of this role, we will only personally respond to candidates who meet the above criteria. 

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