Business Development Executive, Conference and Events at InterContinental Hotels Group® Dubai Festival City

Do you see yourself as a Business Development Executive - Conference and Events at our InterContinental Hotels Dubai Festival City?

What's your passion? Whether you're into scuba diving, golf or dancing the tango, at IHG® we're interested in you. We love people who apply the same amount of passion and precision to their jobs as they do to their hobbies. Imagine working for a company that gives you Room to be yourself. Our commitment to our people is to deliver room to have a great start, to learn and grow, to perform, to be recognized and rewarded, to be involved and to take the initiative and lead.

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) properties in Dubai Festival City consist of four hotel brands. These include the luxury brand InterContinental, the superior upscale Crowne Plaza, the lavish long-stay InterContinental Residence Suites and the vibrant mid-scale Holiday Inn (pre-opening). In addition to over 1000+ bedrooms, the four properties boast a selection of high quality restaurants and bars, an impressive 3,800 square meter Event Centre across two levels, the 5,000 square meters Festival Arena by InterContinental, the luxurious Spa InterContinental, state-of -the-art gymnasium facilities, and swimming pool facilities.

We are looking for people who are friendly, welcoming and full of life to people to join over 1200 colleagues who are always finding ways to make every guest's experience an enjoyable one. We value the passion and enthusiasm of our colleagues, and encourage you to share your passion when you work with us.

At the moment we're looking for a Business Development Executive - Conference and Events to join our energetic, enthusiastic and passionate team at InterContinental Hotels Group® Dubai Festival City .

This role, reports directly to the Director of Conferences and Events , InterContinental Hotels and as the Business Development Executive - Conference and Events, you will be mainly responsible for planning, organizing and executing all kinds of Non Residential events within the hotel. The Events Manager provides the 'one-stop-shop' concept for all events for the Event Operations Department to obtain maximum guest satisfaction.

The key responsibilities are:


• To negotiate and organize client non-residential events following the MICE Conversion SOP's to ensure consistency and quality is provided at all times (40%):
• To negotiate with the client in a professional and seamless manner keeping in mind a win-win attitude for both the client and the Hotel.
• To ensure that he/she has a full understanding of all event requirements
• Produce a complete BEO to be utilized by all operating departments
• Accurate and complete entry of all necessary information in Delphi, should have a complete and thorough understanding of Delphi and its properties.
• To support financial goals of the hotel through upselling, proper use of the hotel products and packages and cost of control (30%).
• To contribute to an atmosphere of open and efficient communication by (20%);
• Ensuring accuracy in all communication documents such as BEO, Change logs and latest updates
• Attending internal meetings such as morning briefing, BEO/GIS meeting.
• Understand through open communication and good rapport where Events Operations supports Event Sales as well as other internal stake holders.
• To maintain a positive attitude at all times and be involved with hotel activities and initiatives (10%). <br><br> Required Skills/Qualifications


• Customer driven, meticulous; has high attention to details
• Good team player and eager to grow and further develop in own career
• Excellent all-round communication (telephone, email, face to face etc.)
• High level of common sense and skills of problem solving and making decisions
• Delphi experience
Experience

• Minimum 1 year experience in a similar capacity of a 5* hotel or the MICE industry with F&B Operations environment. Qualifications

• Bachelor from a university or hotel school preferably in Sales & Marketing or tourism/hotel management
• Proficient in oral and written English and preferably a 2 nd language
In return we will give you a competitive financial and benefits package including accommodation, free meals on duty, hotel discounts worldwide and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

At IHG® we are committed to developing our team and managing our talent and would encourage internal as well as external candidates to apply for any of our vacancies.

So what's your passion? Please apply on-line and tell us how you can bring your individual skills to IHG® .

To find out more about us or any other jobs with IHG® please look at www.ihg.com/careers

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