New Hotel Openings Commercial Manager, IMEA

@Ihg posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

About us
IHG Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, promising to provide True Hospitality for everyone; making you feel welcome and cared for, recognised and respected, wherever you are in the world. We’re currently recruiting for a talented New Hotel Openings Commercial Manager to join our dynamic and creative team in Dubai, UAE to work across our portfolio of brands with a strong focus on IHG’s luxury brands; including the world’s largest luxury brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, our collection of modern Regent Hotels and Resorts, our original boutique hotels Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and our vibrant and neighbourhood design led boutique brand Hotel Indigo. Join us and not only can you benefit from the world of variety and opportunity, you can also look forward to being part of a company that will appreciate you for simply being you. At IHG we celebrate our differences, and we believe everyone has something unique to bring to each team
Your day to day
1. Drive the Commercial Team critical path tasks in Hotel Opening Manager (HOM) ensuring all tasks are completed on time, by the correct person or team and the relevant tools have been effectively utilized. 2. Works closely with the Lifecycle and Growth global and regional teams to ensure any applicable processes, tools and procedures are consistently applied in all openings and conversions. 3. Drive the Hotel Openings commercial agenda to develop and implement the pre-opening Sales and Marketing Plan and platforms for new hotel openings in the region. 4. Co-ordinate the communication and sales, marketing, PR, distribution marketing and revenue management activity for new opening hotels with the Director, Commercial/Area Director of Sales and Marketing and between hotel and above property functions. 5. Monitor pick up and ramp up of the hotel in the first 3 months of opening and provide inputs to the Central COE team to contribute to the development of effective sales and marketing strategies and activities to ensure rate and occupancy objectives are achieved.
What we require from you
Educational Attainment: • Degree or equivalent international degree in Marketing or Business desired Critical Expertise & Experience: • Is able to demonstrate external industry knowledge and continuous leaning, keeping up to date with current trends • International hotel brand strategic sales and marketing experience • Experience in Hotel Sales and Marketing in a senior management role • Clear project management capability • Has experience participating in an industry task force • Good working knowledge of IHG systems and the ability to understand and drive outcomes within the IHG network • Has a deep understanding of the markets and the context of operating in a diverse region
What we offer
At IHG we give our colleagues greater flexibility and balance – working in a more hybrid way, blending remote and office working. We like to believe we offer a unique culture, where there’s inclusivity yet room to be yourself. When hard work pays off, it’s positive to know you’re appreciated. Alongside our great working environment, we’ll offer you a strong package firstly including an industry competitive salary, an annual bonus, healthcare, and incredible worldwide hotel discounts. As an equal opportunity employer, IHG is committed to providing a working culture that values diversity and inclusion and is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a barrier-free recruitment process. #LI-ST1
Job Reference: EMEAA33568

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