Location: United Kingdom, England, Denham
Hotel: Corp Denham
Job number: EMEAA18572
About UsIHG 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. Strong future plans and recent successes, especially across the luxury space is what has made us stand out from the crowd. Last year we opened 411 new properties globally and despite the unique global situation this year regarding Covid-19 we have continued to grow our portfolio in 2020. 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 dayThis role will ensure that our hotels operate effectively, efficiently and as profitably as possible specifically focusing on key markets such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Given the region this role will oversee, you will need to be a fluent Arabic speaker. However, this position can be based in either London, UK OR Dubai, UAE. You will align with the VP Operations, Field and Commercial Operations teams to drive distribution and relationship management through the utilisation and embedding of common operational, commercial tools, processes and procedures. Key responsibilities: • Deliver performance driving virtual consulting sessions for managed hotel General Managers focused around IHG winning tools, best practices, implementation of new standards and legal requirements, and general hotel operations. • Develop and monitor the performance of financial and operational plans which support the overall objectives of the hotel(s); monitor the annual budgets and makes recommendations for capital improvements to enhance the assets of the company and brand loyalty. • Assist Area Development Executives with new property marketing and financial analysis, due diligence and hotel positioning against the competitive set. • Ensure clear focus on GOP considerations and design robust plans alongside hotel GM to activate. • Research and analyse hotel performance to design hotel level strategy and implementation of IHG tools/programmes for a select number of hotels and/or metrics. • Proactively contact and consult with General Managers and colleagues on specific revenue, brand and/or guest experience opportunities in line with IMEA Operations Strategy and centralised training events, in order to drive improved performance, tool adoption, programs and best practices. • Manage internal resources when necessary to resolve issues impacting performance. • Build strong and effective rapport with hotel leaders whilst serving as a resource to provide information and refer to appropriate speciality areas for service. •Cascade all agreed performance action plans to relevant Operations teams to ensure alignment and follow-up.
What we need from you• Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Business or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience • Fluent Arabic speaker is a critical requirement for this role • Able to demonstrate external industry knowledge and continuous leaning, keeping up to date with current trends • International hotel brand strategic Operations and sales and marketing experience • Experience in Hotel Operations /Sales and Marketing in a senior management role • Clear project management capability • 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 • In-depth understanding of the markets and the context of operating in a diverse region
What we offerWe 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 (currently virtual/remote 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. Closing date for applications is: 29th of October 2020.