Director, Business Development (Asia Pacific and Middle East)

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Vice President, Business Development Middle East & Asia-Pacific based in Bangkok office, the incumbent will support the development effort by both assisting the Development Team and other Department Heads as well as undertaking self-initiated efforts to source and negotiate suitable properties to become part of the Standard family which comprises of The Standard Hotels, The Peri Hotels and Bunkhouse brands. On an individual project basis, significant direction and liaison will exist with the team across all departments to secure new hotel projects for the company. This position will also focus on development marketing such as conferences and other like activities.

As Director, Business Development, you will be required to both lead and assist in providing instrumental support in development deal administration/management to optimize the efficiency and productivity of the Development Team (i.e., Managers, Directors, VP's, SVP's) in the pursuit of the strategic objective of the Company to "expand our global footprint" in the development of hotels that carry our brands.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead Generation & Development

·        Lead Origination: Directors actively work to generate quality project leads, through all available sources, which conform to the agreed development strategy, brand strategies and technical standards. The Director will be expected to be a self-starter and naturally inquisitive in seeking opportunities to grow our brand presence in APAC.

·        Lead Analysis & Evaluation: Directors work effectively with the Development Team and external parties to provide efficient and accurate assessment of project leads/opportunities, in order to achieve an early consensus on the projects' inherent risks and opportunities. The Director then works effectively with the Development Team to filter opportunities and establish the appropriate prioritization and allocation of projects. This aspect of the job will require field work and hence travel.

Development Marketing

Management Support and Reporting

To successfully fill this role as a Director, Business Development, you should maintain the attitude, behaviors, skills, and values that follow:

·        A University Degree in Finance, Commerce, Marketing, Hospitality Management or related discipline.

·        A result orientated mind-set as we believe in substance over form.

·        An ability to work in a non-routine, fluid and at times chaotic environment whilst making sure the work is delivered to the highest professional standards.

·        Contribute to the wider team culture with a sense of fun, creativity and innovation.

·        A willingness travel for work purposes on an as needed basis.

·        Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

·        Financial modelling skills including feasibility studies and underwriting of hotel assets.

·        Strong communication, sales capabilities & interpersonal skills with the ability to use these across different management levels.

·        Strong initiative with the ability to anticipate, and not simply react to business needs.

·        Ability to manage a range of competing priorities and demands through strong time management skills.

·        Fluent language skills (reading, writing and speaking). English is a must, a second language is highly recommended, Thai is optional.

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