Account Director - Groups and Events
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Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, one of the city’s most elegant and luxurious hotels and an iconic architectural landmark.
Recently transformed with a comprehensive renovation and refurbishment, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi is the perfect location for both business and pleasure.
It is ideally located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s commercial district, yet only a short walk from the shopping districts and the shimmering sands of the Corniche.
Working under the direction of the DOS, this position has the responsibility of proactively managing and maximizing group and meeting/catering revenue as well as utilization of meeting space. The Director Catering & Event Sales will lead, manage and convert all business leads, including contracting, prior to hand-over to the Event Planning team. The Director of Catering & Event Sales must demonstrate high energy levels & provide consistently high levels of customer service, in accordance with LRM Standards & Programmes.
Responsibilities include: Driving & maximizing room as well as events revenue, Managing and developing strategic accounts and key account base, Identifying and prospecting new potential business, Budgeting and forecasting, Sales leadership, Pricing optimization
Must be proficient in writing, speaking and negotiating in English and at least one additional international language.
Excellent organizational/administrative skills with office management experience
Ability to prioritize tasks & to manage workload using own initiative
Ability to multi-task & work under pressure with limited resources
Ability to appreciate “the big picture”, whilst having a talent for detail & an inherent thoroughness in task approach, follow-up & completion
Excellent computer skills
Team player – with a sense of humor even in the face of adversity!