Commercial Director

Job title: Commercial Director
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Maldives
Reference: JOB_000913[135]
Contact name: Leon Nonis
Contact email:
Published: 9 months ago

Job description

The Company

Our client is a well recognised global brand leader in the luxury hotel and resort arena.  This role will be based in the beautiful islands of the Maldives.

The Role

The Commercial Director, will be responsible for developing a commercial strategy covering all segments and channels to maximize total revenue and profit performance as well as market share penetration of the hotel.

This role will drive the planning and execution of the commercial strategy and activity through supporting the Revenue Management team, Sales, Catering and Events, Marketing, e-Commerce and Public Relations teams, through working effectively with area support teams. F&B commercial activities will be shared responsibilities with the Director of F&B, Hotel Manager, General Manager.

The Commercial Director is a role model for the commercial community within the owned and managed portfolio in SEA and develops teams and individuals in these functions whilst being a key business partner to the Hotel General Manager.

This role is key to seize new opportunities through strong customer relations and works as an ambassador for the company with our owners and key stakeholders. The role ensures that commercial management strategies are set for all revenue streams and that all systems are used to their full potential to yield the highest possible amount of revenue from all available space, whether in Rooms, Meeting Space, outlets or other revenue departments.

Driving overall FMS results gaining an unfair share through a disciplined execution of commercial activities. Commercial Director will be lead, coach, develop, recruit and retain future talents. He/she will manage performance, develop and evaluate the commercial team members on the agreed KPI’s, whilst working effectively as part of a 4D structure on property.

  • Directly accountable for driving the Top line Budget and Forecast by implementing a commercial strategy and business plan through to execution using the Hilton Worldwide Commercial Focus process and all available business tools and intelligence available. Deliver as a minimum the budgeted revenues across all revenue streams, To include but not limited; All Rooms, GC&E, F&B, Leisure and Spa with a control on cost of sale, route to market, channel shift and marketing / Ecommerce opportunities.
  • Work with the GM, Finance and Operations Director to ensure profits are maximized in line with TGOP and EBITDA targets set.
  • Ensure Business Review Guidelines (current to + 5 years) all Pricing & Rate Quotation Strategies are in place in order to maximize all pricing components of sales and catering opportunities and achieve positive group market share.
  • Support various On Property, RDOS's, and Area Marketing teams in coordinating hotel level marketing, sales and public relations activities. Liaise with regional support and brand teams to provide maximum benefit to hotel performance.
  • Support the Cluster Revenue Managers/On Property Revenue Manager and RMCC to establish an optimal mix, review and validate forecasts, develop strategies for different demand periods, and review and approve retail and group pricing strategies.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders, owners, hotel teams, HWW matrix support teams to ensure the commercial benefits of the hotel.
  • Liaise with VP of Operations, and present commercial strategies to Regional Team and key stakeholders.
  • Consistently conforms to Hilton brand standards and corporate identity and utilizes all communication tools (under the guidance of regional marketing and BPS).
  • Keeps in touch with Market trends and review/amend strategies accordingly in line with the evolving market conditions.
  • Participate in the leadership activity of the Hotel and Region

The Person

  • 3+ years working as Head of commercial in a luxury hotel.
  • Experience in multiple disciplines with knowledge of Marketing, E-commerce, and Finance.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience presenting sales plans, presentations, etc to senior level executives and constituent groups.
  • 3+ years of experience working in a collaborative / matrixed environment.
  • 3+ years working with departmental financial data to make strategic / tactical decisions.
  • 3+ years of experience evaluating and identifying business opportunities for a business.
  • Able to reside and work in Maldives.
  • Demonstrated history of exceptional leadership abilities in the formation and management of successful teams work periods at the resort

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