Wedding and Events Coordinator

Recruiter
Recruit 4 Talent
Location
Dorking
Salary
£20000 - £25000/annum £20,000 - £25,000 + benefi
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
13 Aug 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An experienced Wedding and Events Coordinator is required for a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic sales environment in prestigious 4 Star hotel in Dorking, Surrey.

The Role:
As part of the MICE Sales Department and reporting directly to the MICE Sales Manager, your duties as a successful Wedding and Events Coordinator will include:
• Prompt and efficient management of all Weddings and Special Events enquiries, queries and requests.
• Manage the sales process from initial enquiry through to the final appointment.
• Welcome and build rapport with every potential Wedding couple or Special Event guest, converting enquiries into sales.
• Manage a flexible appointment diary including evenings and weekends.
• Prepare bespoke quotations and brochure material in line with company standards.
• Establish clear, effective internal hotel & supplier communication channels.
• Be present on the Wedding day or Special Event day of your customers’ event, ensuring every detail is attended to.
• Maximise the revenue and profit contribution for all the function rooms.
• Ensure payments and accounts paid in accordance with Terms and Conditions.
• Maintain a good working knowledge of competitors and the local market place, trends, opportunities and pricing and react accordingly.
• Drive hotel annual Weddings and Special Events sales plans in conjunction with the management team to support the achievement of financial targets.
• Attend all Open days, Wedding Fairs and Sales Exhibitions and build up a preferred supplier list.
• Create and manage a Weddings and Events database.
• Identify sales opportunities and proactively generate and convert new enquiries.
• Attend all company training seminars as required.
• Comply with all health, safety and legal requirements.

The successful Wedding and Events Coordinator will demonstrate:
• Previous experience in weddings events sales within the hospitality sector
• Good organisational skills with strong attention to detail
• Degree or vocational qualification in a hospitality-related discipline would be advantageous
• Successful track record in events sales incorporating the weddings market segment
• Passion for creativity and flair
• Excellent conversational skills both in person and over the phone
• Strong written and spoken English
• Flexible and adaptable approach to work with the ability to work on multiple projects and juggle priorities
• Effective team player and able to work under own initiative

Benefits:
• Up to £25,000 salary
• Hours of work: 40 hours per week over 5 days including evenings, weekends and bank holidays
• 20 days holiday
• Meals on duty
• Staff Discount
• Bonus Breaks - Complementary stays in UK hotel (subject to availability)
• Recommend a friend scheme
• Employee Bonus Scheme
• Employee Advisory Service
• Childcare Vouchers
• Pension
• Comprehensive Training & Development
• Additional holidays with service plus days in lieu
• International Development Opportunities

Wedding and Events Co-ordinator

Up to £25,000 depending on experience

Dorking, Surrey