Information Technology Manager
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,300 properties in over 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The Company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Please visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information.
Scheduled to debut in early 2017, Aloft Al Ain will be the first Starwood hotel to open in Al Ain.
Breeze into Al Ain and celebrate your style in the newest hotel in the city. Easy breezy adventures await, offering free Wi-Fi, outdoor rooftop pool and ever abuzz bars & restaurants. A short spin away from the Abu Dhabi and Dubai highways, as well as Al Ain’s International Airport the Aloft Al Ain will become the ideal hub for savvy travelers. Featuring spacious rooms, exciting food and beverage venues as well as free Wi-Fi, the hotel is part of a 500,000 square meter mixed-use development around the iconic Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. The development will include office space, residential units, sports and family entertainment areas, retail shops and food and beverage venues.
The Information Technology Manager is responsible for the effective implementation, daily operation, maintenance, user access, user support and security of all technology hardware, software, data, Information Technology – related standards and procedures, compliance reporting, Information Technology capital and expense budgeting/planning, and Information Technology Service contract management at the location. This position works directly with Corporate, Divisional or Regional Information Technology and Hotel Management to implement standards and initiatives into the location. Specific duties include ensuring standards and procedures are consistently applied, in addition to coordinating activities with other departments in order to facilitate the achievement the hotel's goals.
Highly professional in appearance, character and conduct
Positive attitude and team spirit
Effective interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and creativity
Display passion for our guests and enthusiasm for the job
Ability to work under pressure and to adjust to flexible working hours
Ability to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace – fluency in English is required; any other additional language skills are appreciated
Good communication skills
Proven Track record in hospitality in area of expertise
Able to work both independently and as a contributing team member with little supervision
Ability to take a customer focused decision independently, whilst remaining cognizant of all management principles
Great organizational and problem solving skills with emphasis on “people management"
Ability to train, motivate, evaluate, mentor and direct talents
Continuously suggest new concepts and improve existing processes that will benefit revenues, costs and guests’ and talents’ satisfaction
Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure