Wedding and Events Coordinator

Recruiter
Recruit4Talent
Location
Dorking, Surrey
Salary
20000.0000
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 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