Business Development Manager (Aa)

The Emirates Group is a highly profitable business with a turnover of approximately US$ 12 billion and over 50,000 employees. The Group comprises of Dnata, the successful Airport Ground Services and Travel Industry division, and Emirates, the Group’s rapidly expanding and award winning international Airline. Emirates global network now sees it flying to over 110 destinations across 6 continents, operating a modern fleet of over 150 wide-bodied aircraft. Today the Airline has orders worth over US$ 68 billion for 200 more of the latest aircraft, with plans to operate to many more destinations in the months and years ahead. Essential to our continued business success as we expand will be the ongoing employment of high quality people to join our multi-cultural team of over 150 nationalities.

Dubai, a tourism centre and modern cosmopolitan city with high standards of healthcare, education and leisure pursuits for residents offers those we hire one of the most desirable lifestyle locations in the world. In addition to lifestyle and tax free salary benefits, the Emirates Group also offers professional development opportunities to help employees develop new skills and grow their careers successfully. Discover your future!

The Position: To research, analyse and summarise market and product intelligence on the global leisure, incentive, cruise, conference and exhibition market segments, for use by the department’s senior management to define long-term strategies. The jobholder will also define and recommend AA’s short-and-medium-term product and business development strategies that will support the long-term plans, aimed at consistently increasing Emirates’, Arabian Adventures'(AA) and Dubai’s profitable shares of these market segments.

Salary Benefits: We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams, the local currency of the UAE. The Dirham is linked to the Special Drawing Right of the International Monetary Fund and it has been held constant against the US dollar since the end of 1980 at a mid-rate of approximately US$1=”Dh3.66.” Besides generous travel benefits normally associated with an airline, this managerial role also has excellent leave and health care packages, accommodation, power and water paid for, along with transport benefits, life insurance and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers. By viewing the ‘Dubai Lifestyle’ section in the careers website you can also consider the many benefits of Dubai as a location to live and work in.

Experience and Qualifications: Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent) Degree in Marketing or Business Administration, alternatively, seven to ten years experience with a proven track record in the travel or leisure industry, in a marketing or sales capacity, with General Certificate level education. Specialised Knowledge
A proven ability to exercise judgement and decision making in the promotion of travel related services, airline and DMC products. An excellent knowledge of the tourism markets and of the players (Tour Operators, Incentive Houses). Clear knowledge and understanding of the tourism industry. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Additional languages will be a distinct advantage. Excellent presentation, analytical and report writing skills. Computer literate. Experience
Minimum of 5 years in the Travel or Tourism Industry, in a Marketing or Sales capacity, Marketing Media Communication. Market/Customer Research. Training
Any airline or leisure related courses are an advantage, particularly in the areas of sales and marketing. Additional
Systematic and logical approach to problem solving and a capability to work around problems. Good creative and lateral thinking skills. A strong team player, capable of seeing and understanding the bigger picture and actively contributing to that result. Self-motivated, highly organised, pro-active and flexible.
To Apply: To express your interest in the above vacancy please apply on-line by clicking below, and complete our application form. We will then consider your application and contact you should we wish to shortlist you for an interview. Should you not receive an invitation for an interview within 5 weeks please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful. We will retain your details for 12 months unless advised otherwise and re-consider you for future opportunities as they arise. Please also note that if you are not shortlisted you can also update your application at anytime and apply for other opportunities. Thank you for your interest in a career with the Emirates Group.