Development Director - Hospitality

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-5430

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

* Opportunity to be part of a wider Development team delivering a world class tourism destination.
* Leading the strategy, development, and operations across a high value portfolio of unique hospitality assets
* Contribute to Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 program

Client Details

Our client is a recently established semi-government real estate developer based in Saudi Arabia. Their key mandate is to develop a world class, luxury tourism resort with the opportunity to deliver a portfolio of unique, high end hospitality assets as part of a larger master plan.


* Oversee comprehensive review of all hospitably and retail concept strategies, development programs and design packages related to the project and all enabling sub-projects, through close coordination with Urban Development and other departments.
* Work closely with development team to review and endorse strategies, development programs and business cases for the Regional Plan.
* Coordinate closely with development during the draft development stage of design briefs and scopes of work to ensure those packages meet requirements and comply with relevant international Codes and Standards and Best Practice.
* Actively participate in the preparation and review of design briefs and scopes of work, from master planning to conceptual design to detailed design, through close coordination with other departments.

Job Offer

* Autonomy and scope to lead the strategic direction and development of a portfolio of luxury hospitality assets unique to the region.
* Be a part of a unique opportunity to create a new global Tourism Destination.
* Competitive salary package with attractive benefits.


* Master Degree in Hospitality, Real Estate or Architecture
* Minimum of 15-20 years of related international projects focused on hospitality resort development.
* In-depth knowledge of hospitality and retail design, planning, development policies, as well as current industry trends is essential.
* Experience of high-level stakeholder management, working collaboratively with peers as well as managing and mentoring a diverse team across multiple projects.
* Ability to understand, probe and translate material produced by technical specialists for communication to clients.
* In-depth working Knowledge and application of the different software systems. Such as but not limited to Autodesk civil 3D, AutoCAD, Revit, PV3, GIS such as ESRI, MS office.
* Working knowledge of web-based project management systems, such as ACONEX, PMWEB or similar.
* Knowledge of contract and project management; construction execution.
* Experience in the Middle East region is advantageous.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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