UAE Area Partnership Manager

Who are we?

At Privilee, we are a proud team of a multi-award winning lifestyle membership that grants our members complimentary access to a beautiful selection of hotel, fitness and beach club partners across the UAE and recently, Qatar. With over 120 hotspots in our UAE network alone, we’re on an unstoppable journey of growth and excellence. We’re seeking an enthusiastic, positive go-getter and team player to join our partnership team.

The Role

We’re on the lookout for an energetic, tenacious negotiator and a positive team player who is based in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. If you thrive in a fast paced environment, enjoy tackling challenges head-on, and believe in building genuine connections, then you are the perfect fit for us. 

As our Area Partnership Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing our portfolio of hotel, beach club and fitness partnerships, opening new doors, and elevating our existing network. At Privilee, collaboration and openness aren’t just buzzwords; they’re the essence of our culture.

To apply for this role, please email your CV, cover letter to: careers@privilee.ae.

Responsibilities

Monitor and assess the designated area landscape

  • To identify opportunities to expand our portfolio of partners
  • Stay well-informed on all area developments and trends, and proactively respond to them.
  • Provide comprehensive and relevant insights continuously that contribute to business growth
  • Assess market and competitor movements
  • Regularly analyze and share insights on competitors including their partnerships and activities 

Manage and strengthen key partnerships

  • Cultivate and strengthen existing partnerships to ensure retention and growth
  • Explore opportunities to drive more value and improve relationships

Oversee daily operations at key partners 

  • Ensure we run smooth operations and support partners at all times 
  • Share operational insight reports on a regular basis with the Regional Manager

Personality

  • Cultivates authentic relationships with a strong desire for genuine connections.
  • A collaborative team player passionate about achieving team goals 
  • A strong communicator 
  • Reliable and responsive with the team and partners 
  • Smart and passionate about supporting the team and achieving results.
  • Applies meticulous attention to detail 
  • Demonstrates strategic planning skills 
  • Excels in conflict resolution and proactive problem-solving.
  • Possesses a clear understanding of business priorities.
  • Analyzes data and market trends effectively.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor's degree 

Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years of proven experience in a client-facing role, preferably in the leisure, hospitality, or related industry.
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating and managing partnerships with a track record of achieving mutually beneficial agreements.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a focus on face-to-face interactions.
  • Ability to navigate complex negotiations and build strong relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Skills and competencies

  • Proven experience in successfully handling diverse personality types in negotiations and partnership management.
  • Ability to problem solve independently and as part of a team 
  • Strong negotiation skills with a track record of achieving favorable outcomes in a variety of scenarios.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to think on your feet during face-to-face negotiations.

Our Culture

By joining Privilee, you will be part of a passionate, dedicated and dynamic team; who are determined to create the ultimate lifestyle offering. Collaboration and the sharing of ideas is supported and empowered, contributing to our positive company culture. We care about people and want to support their personal and career growth. We consider success as being motivated and eager to come to work every day. 

With an inspiring office environment located in JLT, Privilee is the ultimate place to work. We offer amazing perks, from a competitive salary, comprehensive insurance, flexibility, an in-house chef who provides complimentary breakfast and lunch, plus a Privilee membership so you can experience the product first-hand.

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