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Job ID: 
1716253
Job Function: 
Marketing
Sales & Marketing
Location: 
Dammam, Eastern Province Saudi Arabia
Brand / Resort: 
Wyndham Garden Hotels
Schedule: 
Full-time

Marketing Manager - Wyndham Garden Dammam

07 Nov 2017
The Marketing Manager - reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing - is responsible to develop and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives.  The Marketing Manager will ensure the implementation of all new projects strategies, updates, changes in all phases and functions of the marketing divisions. 
 
 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintains high level of exposure in the hotel through telephone and contacts and written communications.
  • Provides feedback to the Director of Sales & Marketing on changing market conditions, trends on the competitions.
  • Presents monthly reports detailing activities undertaken and future plans in line with departmental budget
  • Assists with the training and development of marketing team
  • Develops the marketing strategy plan
  • Manages of the marketing mix
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines and proper procedures, correcting errors and problems; ensure that all team members adhere to the same quality standards.
  • Build relationships with local media across key segments and maintain database of journalists and other influencers
  • Develop activity schedule incorporating events, press releases and other announcements linked to key hotel events and activities
  • Respond to media enquiries and information requests
  • Organize and host incoming media, influencer groups and other individual visits to the hotel
  • Manage associated online/offline agencies
  • Ensure that all the departments throughout the hotel adhere to the Wyndham communication guidelines.
  • Identify, develop and execute appropriate social media strategies for the hotels, in line with WHG regional and global direction.
  • Develop and execute marketing activities for the hotel cluster in accordance with regional brand strategy and direction – including but not limited to online, offline and partnership marketing campaigns.
  • Ensure efficient participation in Wyndham regional and global promotional opportunities
  • Identify and deliver targeted, profitable partnerships with local consumer brands that drive guest acquisition, experience and retention

 

Leadership

  • Maintaining a business environment based on the Code of Conduct and Company Vision
  • Responsible for People leadership of direct reports of your team (recruitment and selection, performance management (Appraisal/PDP), associate development and motivation.
  • Conduct regular coaching sessions/1:1s with direct reports
 Human Resources
  • Ensure that the hotels are fully compliant with Wyndham people processes and deadlines that govern all Wyndham properties. E.g. AES, Success Matters, Probation reviews etc.
  • Ensure that the administration of the probation review process in the operational departments and ensure that follow-up for all issues is done in timely manner and results of both follow-up and the initial reviews are communicated to all relevant parties
  • Talent Reviews taken place as per the communicated timeline and are live in the business
  • Ensure 100% compliance with all mandatory training for departments; as well as the Departmental Trainers are positively encouraged
  • Control the LTO, Absence and Payroll in your department in conjunction with the HR Leader on property to ensure that any areas of concern and monitored and rectified to meet the HR BSC Targets.
  • Manage the AES process in your department ensure that the follow up meetings are done and the associates have timely feedback.
  • Conduct interviews for relevant roles in conjunction with HR
  • Review manning and re-recruitment of all positions in your department in conjunction with HR
  • Ensure that you dine in the Associate restaurant at least three times a week and provide HR Leader on property feedback
  • Support WYNcom with quarterly People, Community and Sustainability engagement events
 
Communication
  • To conduct or chair regular communication meetings with team(s) and actively participate in relevant business meetings to facilitate effective communication.
  • Conducted documented 121’s with all direct reports
  • Share all relevant information with GM & HR in 121’s
  • Quarterly Hotel Meeting
 
Finance
  • Plan and track departmental budget  
  • Plan and track departmental holidays and lieu days as per the needs of the business
  • Review with the Finance Leader/HR Leader the payroll figures (and challenge the HOD’s with regards to over spending and casual usage)
  • Ensure that the payroll is submitted to HR on the agreed date
 
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
 
Technical
  • Minimum of three years of marketing management experience, preferably with both Marketing and PR & Communications expertise
  • Minimum 3 years of people management experience
  • Experience in preparation, execution and analysis of hotel marketing plans
  • Proven success in marketing and communications campaign delivery
  • Ability to analyze data using established analytic/reporting tools to measure campaign effectiveness
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with hotel and corporate teams to align and execute against a common goal
  • Ability to manage marketing plans to budget/forecasts
 
Behavioral
  • Passion for the hospitality industry
  • Strong leadership qualities, including influencing skills and people development
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and remain calm under pressure
  • Confidence in developing internal and external relationships, using networking and influencing skills to achieve results
  • Expresses an entrepreneurial attitude to business development
  • Demonstrates authority and credibility with internal and external relationships, including hotel owners, general managers and corporate leadership
  • Self-sufficient and adaptable. 
Alongside these key competencies, the incumbent of the role will be required to demonstrate the fundamentals of the company’s Count on Me! service culture to be responsive, respectful and deliver a great experience.
 
Employment Disclaimer
In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotel Group manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotel Group performs recruiting and hiring functions on their behalf. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotel Group where Wyndham Hotel Group is serving as the management company and will not be the actual employer.
Qualifications

Minimum Experience

  • BS/BA required
  • Languages: English (Fluent), Arabic ideally
  • Similar role in a 4 star branded hotel
  • Proven success in marketing and communications campaign delivery
  • Good Communication skills

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