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Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Catering Sales Manager


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Fairmont The Palm is a luxury, world-class resort located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. The hotel features 391 guest rooms and suites with dedicated Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge. A total of 11 food and beverage outlets on property offer international dining options including Michelin Guide recommended  2022 and 2023 Little Miss India, Frevo - Brazilian Churrasco experience, Seagrill Bistro, Ba Restaurant and Lounge, Blowfish, Flow Kitchen, The Cigar Room, Vuvuzela and others. Fairmont The Palm also features an expansive pool and beach area with a health club, Serenity Spa and the Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club.

Job Description

  • Focus on selling both Conference Space and Outlets including Food & Beverage, AV and all Hotel Services.
  • Solicit, negotiate, and book new and repeat business through various efforts (prospect calls, referrals, etc.) to maximize catering revenues to meet/exceed goals.
  • Plan, up-sell, and detail the meeting/function with the client including space requirements, times, equipment, menus, etc.
  • Coordinate payment procedure to include: credit, prepayment, and billing instructions, etc. 
  • Complete the contracts, prepare the appropriate paperwork, coordinate with the appropriate areas in the hotel, and resolve any issues, complaints, and/or problems to ensure quality product delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage event from beginning to end, processing all the information pertaining to the booking to include but not limited to:
      • Preparation of creative menus while always keeping in mind food cost, labor cost and facilities of the kitchen. 
      • Confirm electrical, internet, telecommunication, audio-visual and where appropriate Exhibit requirements
      • Obtain guarantees of food and beverage events for Banquets and kitchen.
  • Maintain accurate, legible records, and files to provide group history, ensure future and current quality service and enhance future prospects
  • Exceed personal sales and activities goals, monthly, quarterly, and annually.
  • Utilize Opera Sales & Catering System to track, solicit, book, and follow -up accounts
  • Conduct site inspections with prospective and existing clients.
  • Be knowledgeable of and enforce local and state laws and regulations, with specific reference to health and safety
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required. Assist with compilation of competitive intelligence information.
  • Responsible for dissemination of group/ event information to the appropriate departments via memos, emails, banquet event orders, directives, resumes and rooming lists in a professional and timely manner. 
  • Able to conduct the daily BEO meeting to review event details and to ensure last minute changes are communicated accordingly to the operation team.
  • Send out the BEO Meeting Change log & Updates email on a daily basis.
  • Attend daily /weekly / monthly meetings were your presence is required (Groups operational meeting,  sales meeting, leaders meeting …)
  • Establish good business and social relationships with the industry and participate in activities related to public relations in order to further increase sales leads for department as well as Hotel.
  • To control function space maximization and ensure Opera Sales & Catering standards are met.
  • To work closely with the Assistant Director, Sales to prepare monthly forecasts, as well as month end reports.


  • Minimum High School Diploma, Business School and/or Hotel School Diploma preferred.
  • Minimum two year experience in Catering, exposure to Banquet operation is a plus.
  • Minimum three years experience in a luxury Hotel environment.
  • Candidate must have flexible schedule and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be results oriented, enthusiastic and a strong team player
  • Must be able to prioritize, organize and be self-efficient.
  • Computer experience at intermediate to advanced level is mandatory with knowledge of Windows 2003 (Excel, PowerPoint and Word, Access) Opera Sales & Catering and Meeting Matrix
  • Must be flexible in terms of working hours especially during peak periods.
  • Must possess good Sales skills, guest service skills, professional presentation and sophisticated communication skills.
  • Proficient in English language (Verbal and written), second language is an asset.

Additional Information

Visa Requirements:

Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Dubai.

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