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Director of Catering & Events

Job Description

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

 

A leading international hotel and leisure company with more than 1,200 properties in 100 countries.

The group is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with international renowned brands.

 

HOTEL BRIEF

 

A landmark 5 star luxury hotel recently re-opened after extensive renovation.

The hotel features 435 luxury rooms and suites, ten outlets and extensive space for up to 5,000 guests.

 

THE ROLE

 

  1. Director of Catering & Events (Sales)  - the person  in conjunction with EAM Sales, is responsible for maximizing Banquets / Convention business from local & International Market.  Proactively uncovering new prospects with the Sheraton Hotel and maximizing conversion of business in line with Hotel budgetary goals.

 

  • This position is considered to be a leading position within the Sales structure, and therefore requires a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised using own initiative.   This position is responsible for the management of Social Event Sales Team. Representing and promoting the quality image of the company at every opportunity.

·         Manage the Local & International corporate and Government accounts /key prospects and other active accounts to ensure maximum yield in line with budgetary objectives. 

·         Maintain valid strategy in such markets to attract the convention segment as well as the other events.

·         Proactively prospecting new accounts for the property, and following sales process through to convert into ‘producing’ accounts.

·         Take personal responsibility to ensure that Standards are maintained and that the system is utilized to its full capacity. 

·         Maintain up-to-date activity and rate information for each team member of the convention team.

·         Attend any international fairs as a representative of the property, ensuring that the quality image of the Hotel is portrayed, and that every opportunity is taken to promote the Hotel and Starwood. Take personal responsibility for understanding the Marketing plan and the required budgetary guidelines of the Hotel, to enable empowered decisions in all rate negotiations.

 

 

THE CANDIDATE

 

•        Minimum five years related experience in the hospitality sector.

  • Five star luxury hotel experience is required.

•        Previous GCC experience is required.

•        Fluency in Arabic is preferred.

•        Knowledge of Micros system.

•        Ability to manage and direct staff as well as the ability to handle multiple guest and operational demands with a high degree of professionalism.

•        Great operation management and time management skills.

•        Great organizational and problem solving skills with emphasis on “people management".

Please note that you should be eligible to live and work in Qatar. VISA assistance will be provided to the right candidates.

Please apply only if you meet all of the above criteria.

Please send your CVs to kgallo@antal.com

 

 
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