Director Development – MEA/French speaking Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Hilton

Title: Director Development – MEA/French speaking

Company: Hilton

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Business, Management

Position:  Director Development – MEA (French speaking)

Position Summary:
Sets strategy, plans, directs and manages the expansion of Hilton Brands through the issuance of a management agreement or franchise licenses for new hotels or qualified conversions of existing hotel units in the MENA region with focus on North Africa as determined by the VP Development MEA. Ensures all development goals, key measurements and targets are met or exceeded. Develops and implements the development sales strategy, participates and/or approves all franchise sales collateral and works with VP to manage the content of the development website.

Approves all franchise licenses and management contracts that conform to approval guidelines and prepares committee documents for all deals that need a further level of approval. What will it be like to work for Hilton? Recently named the #1 company to work for in the U.K. by Great Places to Work, Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 6,400 properties and over 1 million rooms in 119 countries and territories.

In the 102 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 18 world-class brands, including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world. We have more than 112 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honours What will I be doing? Planning Activities 25% Helps establish strategies and directions for the development team to promote the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.

Evaluates and identifies business opportunities for further expansion of our brands and directs accordingly.

Assists the strategic planning, development and coordination of North Africa activities to advance company goals, while communicating key messages to internal and external stakeholders. Helps set long term goals for the North Africa that become the basis for short term goals and annual operational planning. Helps determine the appropriate objectives for the business and how those objectives are going to be accomplished.

Helps establish procedures and processes in relation to the development goals. Organizing Activities 20% Works with Brand, Project Management, Regional Human Resources, Legal and Finance leadership to ensure the overall strategic direction of the Development team is consistent with and supported by these areas.

Works with key stakeholders and departments within the Global Design, Real Estate Group, and Regional Operations structuring the resources and activities of North Africa so objectives are accomplished. Leads the grouping and assignment of tasks, while ensuring optimal allocation of resources. Establishes the flow of authority and communication between position and levels within the organization. Streamlines business processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within the department.

Implements measurements of company policy to ensure effectiveness, usage and awareness. Directing Activities 25% Works with the MENA team and VP Development MENA to close high profile or complicated development deals

Works to expand the relationship with existing and new key owners

Influences division, departments and individual team members to accomplish the organization’s mission, goals and objectives through motivation, communication, group dynamics and leadership. Staffi…


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