Director of Strategy – Executive Office – Jumeirah Group

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Jumeirah

For more than two decades, Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinct mark on the global hospitality market with its unwavering Stay Different™ brand promise.

Its award-winning destinations, including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, signature dining experiences and artful surroundings at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities.

The Group’s portfolio also includes Jumeirah Restaurants, a Dubai-based full-service hospitality provider with 85 acclaimed food and beverage brands, ranging from casual dining venues to Michelin starred fine dining concepts; the award-winning Talise Spa brand, offering holistic wellbeing and spa experiences tailored to individual guest needs; J Club, Dubai’s leading lifestyle and wellness destination; Jumeirah One, the Group’s dedicated recognition and rewards programme; and The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, the region’s only fully accredited third-level academic institution delivering specialised degree programmes in hospitality management.

As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scale up its operations to the next level of growth, we remain fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world-class environments.

Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity.

About the Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Director of Strategy to join our Corporate Executive team in Dubai. The job purpose of the Director of Strategy is to design and lead the implementation of the Group’s corporate strategy and strategic project management framework, ensuring that the strategy is clearly articulated, execution is continuously monitored, and strategic projects are properly managed thus fostering strategic alignment and efficient change management. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, re-evaluate, and refresh Group strategy, and translate it into short-, medium- and long-term objectives, with buy-in from relevant stakeholders. 
  • Ensure that strategy and objectives are clearly articulated and communicated. 
  • Identify and develop strategic initiatives required to achieve objectives. 
  • Support the cascading of Group objectives into Business unit and Department objectives.
  • Support business unit management teams in developing their respective strategy and objectives in alignment with Group strategy as required Strategy Execution – PMO and change management. 
  • Day-to-day operation of a Programme Management Office (PMO) that facilitates visibility and prioritization of strategic projects, ensures they follow robust project management processes, and tracks and reports on progress.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that appropriate change management tools are applied to enable adequate buy-in and successful implementation of strategic projects Business Planning. 
  • Provide analysis and insight based on research to support strategic decisions Innovation. 
  • Monitor marketplace, competitors, and information providers to identify important upcoming trends that can have an impact on Jumeirah Ad hoc strategic projects assigned to Jumeirah. 
  • Financial and Industry KPI Benchmarking against peers and competitors, both regional and leader Strategic Research and Market Intelligence 
  • Execute on special projects assigned by the VP Strategy of GCEO.

About You

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a reputable University.
  • 10 years + of experience in a leading management consulting firm.
  • 3 years minimum held in a strategic Director role, ideally within the luxury hospitality industry or in a blue-chip organisation.
  • Solid experience in project management, especially in a PMO setting.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and influence.

Desirable

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field from a reputable University.
  • MBA from a reputable Business School.

About the Benefits

We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams (AED), the local currency of the UAE. In addition, we offer generous F&B benefits, reduced hotel rates across our properties globally, excellent leave and health care package including dental coverage, flights home, life insurance, incentive programs, children’s education assistance and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant looking for a career with one of the most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry.

Area
Dubai