Sales Manager Groups - 5* Hotel in Central London, up to £42-45K
We are currently recruiting for an experienced proactive group sales manager to join the sales team.
Reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing, you will be responsible for managing the relationships of key Clients/Agents with the primary objective to drive sales into the hotel.
·To promote the brand by assisting to position it within the 5* network.
·To achieve Group sales targets (Monthly bedroom budget) as agreed with the Director of Sales & Marketing specifically relating to sales calls, room nights sold and average rates achieved.
·To proactively sell all facilities of the hotel to national and international business accounts and agencies with a focus on key London events
·To effectively manage and develop a portfolio of Network Accounts within the MICE, Sport, Entertainment, Fashion, Art, Shipping, Sport, Defense and Security, Finance segments.
·To compile sales action plans for the MICE and Group business.
·To review activities and opportunities on a monthly/quarterly basis with the customers
·To monitor and communicate competitor activity, Group & MICE trends and market information and act upon it as required
·To organise and host familiarisation visits and MICE hospitality events
·To represent the hotel at exhibitions, trade shows, presentations and such like and similarly to any professional bodies and organisation
·To give the support needed to Junior Sales team members
Not only you will be natural relationship builder but you will also be confident in working on your own initiative. You will have previous experience in a face to face sales position with a proven sales record, preferably within five-star hotel and preferably with experience with the US and UK source markets
Sales Executives within the five-star market are welcome to apply.
Your computer skills should be advanced in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook and you should have experience in using market tools appropriate to the role.
In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.