Director of Catering and Events

Location
Dubai (Emirate) (AE)
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
25 Feb 2017
Sector
Hotel
Job Level
Management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drives the catering team efforts to maximize revenue and profitability
  • Sets individual revenue and activity targets for the catering sales team.
  • 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
  • Develop annual business plans for the department in conjunction with the Director of Business Development
  • 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 the banquet
  • Work closely with the Director of Business Development to prepare monthly forecasts
  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major;
  • Approx. 6 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.
  • Please note that experience from the Dubai market is compulsory for this position.