Senior Sales Manager – Renaissance Downtown Hotel – Dubai

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Job Number 19000A4U
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Location Renaissance Downtown Hotel| Dubai| Dubai| United Arab Emirates

Brand Renaissance Hotels
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management
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You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet| peeked
behind every door| and never ceased to ask |why| when given an explanation.
Today| you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to
discover. You are passionate about your neighborhood| always looking to
explore the places one wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like
you| you’re in the right place. You’ve got authentic style| natural curiosity
and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the
night| it|s a place to discover| a place in the world with style like yours.
That’s why we’re not just looking for anyone. We’re looking for someone like
you.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for proactively soliciting and managing large group/catering
related opportunities with significant revenue potential. Manages
group/catering opportunities not handled by an Event Booking Center (EBC).
Actively up-sells each business opportunity to maximize revenue opportunity.
Achieves personal and team related revenue goals. Ensures business is turned
over properly and in a timely fashion for proper service delivery. Responsible
for driving customer/guest loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout
each customer/guest experience. Provides service to customers in order to grow
the account on behalf of the company.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the sales and
marketing| guest services| front desk| or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration|
Marketing| Hotel and Restaurant Management| or related major; no work
experience required.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Understanding Market Opportunities & Driving Revenue

• Targets group/catering accounts| markets| or segments with heavy emphasis on
proactive solicitation and account saturation.

• Partners with group/catering counterpart to effectively manage the business
opportunity.

• Responds to incoming group/catering opportunities for the property that are
outside parameters of the .

• Handles all opportunities if property does not participate in an EBC.

• Identifies| qualifies and solicits new group/catering business to achieve
personal and each property’s revenue goals.

• Focuses efforts on group/catering accounts with significant potential sales
revenue.

• Develops effective group/catering sales plans and actions.

• Designs| develops and sells creative catered events.

• Maximizes revenue by upselling packages and creative food and beverage.

• Understands the overall market – competitors’ strengths and weaknesses|
economic trends| supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them.

• Closes the best opportunities for each property based on market conditions
and individual property needs.

• Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business
and negotiate contracts.

Providing Exceptional Customer Service

• Handles complex business with significant revenue potential as well as
significant customer expectations.

• Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to
enable future bookings. Activities include sales calls| entertainment| FAM
trips| trade shows| etc.

• Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer
base for group/catering sales opportunities.

• Supports brand’s Service and Relationship Strategy| driving customer loyalty
by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.

• Provides excellent customer service in order to grow share of the account.

• Executes brand’s Customer Service Standards and property’s Brand Standards.

• Executes and supports the business Customer Service Standards and property’s
Brand Standards.

• Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand.

• Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and
loyalty by assisting the customer and ensuring their satisfaction before and
during their program/event.

• Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the
appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their
expectations| while building a relationship and loyalty to the property and
brand.

• Gains understanding of the property’s primary target customer and service
expectations; serves the customer by understanding their business| business
issues and concerns| to offer better business solution both prior to| and
during the program/event.

Building Successful Relationships

• Works collaboratively with off-property sales channels (e.g.| | Market
Sales| Strategic Accounts) to ensure sales efforts are coordinated|
complementary and not duplicative.

• Manages and develops relationships with key internal and external
stakeholders.

• Uses sales resources and administrative/support staff.

Additional Responsibilities

• Utilizes intranet for resources and information.

• Conducts site inspections.

• Creates contracts as required.

• Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g.|
generating proposal| writing contract| customer correspondence).

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