Director of Events wanted at Lapita resort hotel – Dubai

Lapita Hotel Dubai

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Lapita Hotel Dubai
Lapita Hotel Dubai

Job Number 18001AYC
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Location Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection, Dubai
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

Job Summary
Functions as the strategic business leader of Event Management, including the departments of Event Planning and Operations. Position oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position has overall responsibility for executing all hotel events with a seamless turnover from sales to operations and back to sales. Ensures the team meets the brand’s target customer needs, ensures associate satisfaction, focuses on growing event revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department. Develops and implements hotel-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer and property associates and provides a return on investment to the owner and Marriott International.

Job Core Activities
Exceeding Customer Expectations – Providing services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
Demonstrating Leadership – Utilizing interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
Improving Service – Improving service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
Achieving/Exceeding Goals – Achieving and exceeding goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
Developing and Building Teams – Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates – Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Create and Maintain Relationships with Clients – Reach out to clients to help manage the business process, set and meet client expectations and deliver according to the budget.
Modeling Appropriate Behaviors – Serving as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
Communicating Information Timely – Informing and/or updating the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Coaching and Developing Others – Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates – Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
Improving Profit – Developing means to improve profit, including estimating cost and benefit, exploring new business opportunities, etc.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Maintaining Balance Between Profit and Service Satisfaction – Estimating cost and benefit ratio, maintaining balance between profit and service satisfaction.
Job Specific Tasks
Develops an Event Management strategy that is aligned with the brand’s business strategy and leads its execution.
Ensures that regular, ongoing communication is happening in all areas of event operations (e.g., BEO meetings, pre-event briefings, staff meetings, food and beverage team, culinary team).
Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.
Identifies key drivers of business success and keeps team focused on the critical few to achieve results.
Ensures integration of departmental goals in game plans.
Ensures brand and regional business initiatives are implemented and communicates follow-up actions to team as necessary
Researches and analyzes new products, pricing and services of competition.
Introduces ideas to leadership team to enable property to remain competitive.
Works with direct reports to review scheduled events and troubleshoot potential challenges/conflicts.
Encourages calculated risk-taking to generate incremental revenue and deliver excellent guest service.
Ensures the hotel is apprised of all groups that will impact hotel operations.
Works directly with major groups when high profile and financial impact will be significant (limited instances).
Oversees event planning team (BEO/Resume writers).
Develops working relationships with outside vendors and establishes prices and service agreements to enhance the event experience and to increase additional revenue opportunities for the hotel.
Ensures meeting space and corresponding heart of the house areas are cleaned and maintained.
Ensures furniture and equipment is maintained and inventory levels are kept in accordance to corporate guidelines.
Creates an atmosphere in all event management operations areas that meets or exceeds guest expectations.
Works with culinary team to ensure compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.