Senior Sales Manager - Leisure
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Senior Sales Manager - Leisure

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai

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Senior Sales Manager - Leisure

About the job

POSITION PURPOSE

In conjunction with the Director of Sales & Distribution, this position is responsible for maximizing Rooms / Apartments / F&B / Conference and Banqueting. Proactively uncovering new prospects for the Hotel, and maximizing conversion of business in line with the Hotels’ budgetary goals. This position requires a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised using own initiative.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·This position is responsible for the development of new business within the Leisure Market, as well as the maintenance of existing accounts to ensure maximum delivery.

·Proactively manage a number of key accounts/key prospects in the pre-determined Markets and other active accounts to ensure maximum yield in line with budgetary objectives. Maintain valid call objectives and relevant action plans for each key account / key prospect and ensure all follow up is executed in a timely manner.

·Proactively prospecting new accounts for the Hotel and following the sales process through to convert into ‘producing’ accounts

·Take personal responsibility to ensure that Standards are maintained and that the system is utilized to its full capacity including the mandatory smart contracting process.

·Maintain up-to-date activity and rate information for each account. To understand and be in a position to action any group and events enquiries and ensure accurate hand over and follow up to the Events Team.

·To attend when required trade and networking events as a representative of Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, ensuring that the quality image of the organization is portrayed, and that every opportunity is taken to promote the Hotel.

·To take personal responsibility for understanding the revenue / sales strategy meeting of the Hotel and the required budgetary guidelines, to enable empowered decisions in all rate negotiations.

·To actively support the Sales team and assist them to carry out their roles effectively.

·Communicating client requirements in a timely and accurate manner to all internal departments as required, ensuring delivery of superior guest service.

·Re-negotiation of contract agreements within budgetary guidelines of all corporate accounts within agreed time frames. Ensuring accurate follow up and communication both internally to reservations and accounting departments, and confirmation to client. Ensure property rates sheets are accurate at all times.

·To take responsibility for the compilation and execution of weekly, monthly and quarterly sales action plans as agreed with the Director of Sales and Distribution. Communicate any obstacles to completing action plans to DOSR.

·To arrange and manage familiarization trips and educational in line with business needs.

·Maintain knowledge of your pre-determined markets, competition and customers.

·To comply with the guidelines of Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai wholesale contracting guidelines and strategy, Marketing Contribution and certified templates.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

·Minimum of 3 years of experience in Leisure sales is required in hotel industry

·Superior analytical skills required.
  • Language required: English.

The company

Located at the forefront of Dubai’s most prominent thoroughfare, the Sheraton Grand Hotel connects you to the heart of the booming business district and the main tourist attractions. It is within walking distance of the World Trade Centre and Dubai Convention Centre and just a short metro or drive away from DIFC, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai and the gold and spice souk.

Standing 54 stories tall, the hotel comprises 474 guest rooms and suites, as well as 180 one- to three-bedroom serviced apartments. All rooms feature the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed, Nespresso® machines and complimentary Wi-Fi. Our comfortable Club rooms offer a welcoming atmosphere combined with style and technology. Enjoy the upside of everything in the Sheraton Club with incredible views from the 31st floor overlooking Dubai as well as complimentary premium internet, beverages and snacks throughout the day on the house and happy hour from 6pm to 8:30pm.

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Senior Sales Manager - Leisure

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Full-time, More than 1 year

Start Date:As soon as possible