Marketing Manager – F&B – Madinat Jumeirah Resorts

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Jumeirah and Madinat Jumeirah Resort:

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

Its award-winning destinations, such as the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, elevated signature dining destinations and surprising architecture and design at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 25 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia and employs over 8,000 colleagues, representing over 106 nationalities.

As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scales up its operations to the next level of growth, it remains 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.

Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort of Dubai is a magnificent tribute to Dubai’s heritage. The resort comprises of three grand boutique hotels: Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Al Naseem and a collection of 29 traditional summer houses known as

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf. In addition, there’s seven exclusive Malakiya Villas, over 50 world-class restaurants and bars, a traditional souk, 3km of waterways with abras, a leading conference and banqueting centre, 2km of private beach, the award-winning Talise Spa and the Talise Fitness health club.

About the Job:

As an F&B Marketing Manager at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah Resort, the candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day F&B marketing requirements, campaign planning, digital marketing, public relations, supporting collateral creation with the graphic design team and partnership/sponsorship plans for the hotel restaurants. In this role, you will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders especially F&B Operations as well as the wider marketing team, external agencies, and the media to ensure effective communication and promotion of the hotel restaurants.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing External Communications: Managing day-to-day external communications for Jumeirah Al Naseem restaurants, ensuring effective messaging and alignment with brand values.
  • Strategic Planning: Collaborating with the Director of F&B Marketing and Director of F&B Operations to develop annual communication plans focused on Jumeirah’s brand pillars and unique restaurant concepts.
  • Media Relations: Building relationships with key UAE media, ensuring their presence at restaurant events to enhance visibility.
  • Content Creation: Lead the creation of any content needed for the restaurants including menus, promotional collateral, social content etc.
  • Influencer Management: Managing media and influencer experiences, guaranteeing exceptional quality and positive impact.
  • Partnerships/Sponsorships: Assisting in developing strategic partnerships and sponsorships, leveraging external communications to boost restaurant awareness and reservations.
  • Creative Promotion: Proposing innovative promotional strategies to differentiate restaurants and drive external footfall.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborating with F&B Operations to ensure seamless integration and ensure timely execution of annual plans.
  • Agency Liaison: Daily coordination with external PR, social media, and media buying agencies, ensuring high-quality deliverables.
  • Performance Measurement: Supporting the Director of F&B Marketing in assessing the impact and ROI of key restaurant campaigns through monthly reporting.
  • Crisis Management: Assisting the corporate office in handling restaurant-related issues to safeguard the restaurants’ and brand’s reputation in media and social channels.
  • Social Media Strategy: Supporting content strategies on social media platforms, amplifying hosted media content across social channels.
  • Team Development: Coaching and mentoring marketing executive at property level to enhance their skills and support F&B marketing activities.
  • Budget Management: Managing budgets and conducting ROI analysis for all restaurant campaigns, ensuring optimal resource utilisation.

About you:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations or equivalent from an accredited and renowned University.
  • Master’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations or equivalent from an accredited and renowned University.
  • 4 to 5 years of public relations, marketing and F&B marketing experience preferably with an international hospitality company. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment. 
  • Proven experience in developing and managing integrated F&B marketing and communications plans and budgets, often exceeding KPI’s. 
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering luxury-standard content.
  • Good media contacts within top tier luxury, lifestyle and F&B focused titles
  • Excellent knowledge of public relations practices within the luxury hospitality industry.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms. 
  • Good communication and public relations skills.
  • Good understanding of core hotel operations. 
  • Strong innovation and creativity skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
Area
Dubai, AE