Event Sales Manager

Location
London
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
23 Aug 2017
Closes
20 Sep 2017
Ref
00072699
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Event Sales Manager
Salary: £40,000 package
Location: London
Reporting to: Director of Sales and Marketing

Due to the growth of the hotel and success of their newly opened restaurant, they are excited to be recruiting for an Event Sales Manager. If you're looking to grow your career in an established, award winning team (including 4 Acorn winners and a Michelin chef!) then they would like to hear from you.

The Hotel:
Tucked away in the heart of historic St James's, and minutes from London's iconic landmarks and vibrant West End, this hotel is the epitome of traditional British luxury. They are home to the renowned American Bar, a London institution, and their restaurant currently nominated for 'Best Newcomer of The Year'.

When you work for them not only will you be working for one of London's most historic five-star hotels but you will also be working for a Company where the skills and knowledge you gain here will be recognised in the industry worldwide.

Main Responsibilities of the role:
- Direct receipt, qualification and coordination of event & group requests (incl. leads, RFPs, etc.) defined by their direct supervisor
- Handle requests according to the relevant standards
- Apply department SOP's from group enquiry to contracting
- Ensure the ideal and most effective utilisation of the meeting and conference rooms
- Carry out site inspections with potential MICE, Corporate, Leisure clients in coordination with the Sales department
- Ensuring Coordinators are trained to manage reservations into open table
- Realise up sell possibilities to meet and surpass budget goals
- Proactive, qualified sales calls to new and existing business (Corporate, Leisure, MICE and partner marketing)
- To increase the average check / revenue for bookings
- To introduce new corporate, leisure and MICE clients
- To increase market share from existing clients
- To liaise and work closely with Private Dining, Food and Beverage, Sales, PR and Revenue for increased exposure and promotion

What you'll get in return
Here at the hotel they pride themselves on delivering an exceptional guest experience, and they know that at the core of these experiences are the team members who make it happen. This is why they strongly believe in investing in their people. On top of offering a highly competitive salary they offer a fantastic range of benefits such as ride to work scheme, interest free season ticket loan, generous staff discounts, free laundry and dry cleaning for your uniform, free meals on duty, Company pension scheme, bonus scheme's and more.

They love to see their colleagues succeed so when you're a part of their team you're not just here for a job, but a career path where they will endeavour to help you grow to your fullest potential; but don't just believe them - you can ask many of their staff members who have been with them for 20, 30 and even 40 years!