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Catering Sales Manager - Weddings

Job Title: Catering Sales Manager - Weddings
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Industry:
Reference: JOB_000339[116]
Contact Name: Leon Nonis
Contact Email: leon@acihr.com
Job Published: September 28, 2017 13:57

Job Description

The Company

Our client is a well established, international chain hotel located in the heart of Singapore.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Catering,the Sales Manager (Weddings) will be responsible for proactively soliciting, managing and securing weddings, with the aim to exceed personal and team related revenue and room night goals.

The Sales Manager identifies business trends and marketing opportunities that can improve hotel's performance. He/She is responsible for assigned sales target in accordance to cluster segmentation, to work closely with each salesperson to identify opportunities and ways to maximize and exceed personal and team revenue goals.

 

  • Identify business trends and marketing opportunities that can improve the hotel’s performance
  • Continuously solicit for new business that expands our client base using action plans focused on the market segment identified by the Director of Catering
  • Handling incoming leads and closing sales
  • Work closely with other sales associates and calling in on important customers and establishing multiple levels of contacts within the customer’s organisation
  • Participate in the sales meetings by sharing latest market trends and new business development opportunities and activities
  • Practice professional account qualification on a consistent basis (i.e., measure budget needs, date flexibility, space requirement, competitive information etc)
  • Organizes familiarization of hotels and their facilities with clients and potential ones
  • Responsible for an assigned sales target in accordance to Cluster segmentation - Work closely with each salesperson and identify opportunities and ways to maximize and exceed personal and team revenue goals

General

  • Support and assist in the development of the annual Business Plan, Hotel Budget and Marketing Plan as requested by the Director of Sales
  • Gain excellent knowledge of the hotel facilities and services in the Hotel and apply that knowledge in selling against our competitors
  • Create excellent client relationship through attention to detail; prompt follow up and empathy for customer perceptions and needs whilst maintaining professionalism
  • Prepare periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion
  • Take ownership of daily sales activities and maximize the productivity by following a system of weekly and monthly action plans
  • Demonstrate good working relationship with other departments maintaining effective communication and teamwork
  • Actively assist the Credit Department in follow-up of overdue accounts
  • Complete small administrative tasks on your own (i.e., photocopying, filing) where possible
  • Possess a commitment to the quality of all departmental records (i.e., computerised mailing list) which impacts the workload of support associates
  • Comprehend, digest and comply to hotel policies and procedure as described in the Associate Handbook and other documents
  • Support and uphold the Hotel’s Mission, Vision and guiding principles
  • Adhere to all established policies and procedures relating to administration of accounts and ultimate booking of business
  • Other duties assigned by the Director of Catering when required from time to time


The Person

  • Professionalism and outstanding people relation skills
  • Excellent communication and self-motivation skills
  • Inspiring associates to perform their work scope with a high level of quality and integrity
  • Sales champion
  • Innovative thinking
  • Comply with all local regulations (if any)
  • Maintain highest standards of professionalism, ethics, grooming and attitude towards associates, guests/customers, suppliers and other clients
  • Maintain professional confidentiality at all time

Talent Profile

  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in a proactive Sales Role in an established luxury hotels with large meeting spaces
  • Proven track records of achieving revenue in 4 to 5-Star hotel under Wedding Sales.
  • Minimum Diploma in Hospitality/Tourism/Hotel Management or equivalent
  • Driven, self motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, spoken and written mmunication skills
  • An excellent team player who is able to work under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.