Strategy Manager / Director : Luxury Destination Creation

Abu Dhabi Permanent
  • Brand new role in an ambitious and well-funded luxury destination organisation
  • Must have destination creation strategy experience (Consulting / Industry)

About Our Client

Established and well-funded organsaion with very exciting growth and development plans to create a new world class luxury destination, consisting of sports, leisure and recreation facilities.

Job Description

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve the long-term business objectives, encompassing all facilities.
  • Lead market research and benchmarking initiatives to identify trends and best practices in the luxury sports and recreation destination sector.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of new concepts.
  • Spearhead the expansion of the event offerings, including attracting and securing major events.
  • Ensure alignment with the Abu Dhabi vision by fostering strong relationships with key government and commercial stakeholders.

The Successful Applicant

  • Strong experience in strategic projects focussed on high-end sports, recreation, and luxury destinations.
  • Proven track record of success in contributing to the growth and development of a destination brand.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to conduct market research and translate insights into actionable strategies.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English; Arabic language a plus.
  • Experience working in the Middle East, particularly the UAE is a strong preference.

What's on Offer

  • Attractive, tax-free salary.
  • Opportunity to deliver an exciting and tangible product of a world-class standard.
Ian Pollington
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Job summary

Consultancy, Strategy and Change
Corporate Strategy
Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Abu Dhabi
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Ian Pollington
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