Associate S&M Director
 
JOB TITLE: Associate S&M Director
EMPLOYER: Holiday Inn DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2017-06-14 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2017-07-14

HOLIDAY INN : Associate S&M Director

At Holiday Inn® we want our guests to relax and be themselves which means we need you to:

•  Be you by being natural, professional and personable in the way you are with people
•  Get ready by taking notice and using your knowledge so that you are prepared for anything
•  Show you care by being thoughtful in the way you welcome and connect with guests
•  Take action by showing initiative, taking ownership and going the extra mile
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

• Manage hotel sales and marketing plans to ensure they accurately interpret and support the objectives of the business and use these plans to focus the sales efforts for all market segments.
• Work closely with the Senior Management Team to identify and drive focused activities on elements of the business that require additional support.
• Prepare company contracts for the hotel in accordance with current business and pricing conditions.
• Monitor offers, options and discounts for repeat bookings for groups, congresses and seminars in close cooperation with the Group Coordinator.
• Develop the group team through leadership and by example to include sales development; participate in the hiring of team members, and their future success.
• Direct and manage the forecasting process in conjunction with the Revenue Department to insure accurate, timely and complete information. Compile and/or direct the preparation of reports pertaining to the operation of the Sales Department to include, but not limited to the annual and monthly Forecast, Lead Management System, and Booking Reports.
• Actively participate and complete the preparation of the annual Sales and Market Plan, quarterly updates, and the complexed hotels' annual Budgets. Execute initiatives as outlined; swiftly implement strategies/tactics to offset changes in markets, economy or driven by the competitive set. Organize and/or attend scheduled group and related meetings.
• Contribute to the development of company sales and marketing initiatives by recommending, implementing and monitoring appropriate local activity.
• Organize comprehensive information describing the range of products and services offered by the hotel and deliver this information through relevant sales resources and sales channels to existing and potential Guests.
• Produce accurate and timely reports that meet the needs of the hotel and the management company.
• Prepare and present, on a monthly basis, the contribution, focus and activity of the proactive sales team to the hotel owners and senior management team.
• Cooperate with other departments in the hotel, particularly Reservations and the Banqueting Department, to create an exceptional Guest experience and build strong, comprehensive sales programs.
• Contribute to relevant management meetings to develop and implement sales and marketing initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS

• Positive attitude and good communication skills.
• Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service.
• Strong leadership skills, whereas it is evident that you can effectively manage and motivate a team to perform beyond expectations.
• Strong analytical skills so to understand key business indicators and competitive trends and develop approaches to these challenges.
• Excellent selling capabilities and the ability and desire to coach selling. techniques to Team Members.
• Excellent organizational and planning skills.
• Demonstrated previous experience in a Sales role with the proven ability to close a sale.
• Knowledge of the local market.
• Knowledge of hospitality industry.
• A passion for sales and target-based performance.
 
Interested Candidates, please send your CV to  cv@hi-baku.com
Please type “Associate S&M  Director”  in the subject line of your message.
CVs without position name Indication in subject will not be considered

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