Britannia Hotels

Sales Manager - Eastbourne

Location
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Sep 2017
Closes
27 Oct 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Britannia Cavendish Hotel

Britannia Hotels is the fastest expanding independent UK hotel group, currently we have 53 hotels (and growing) and 6 Pontins Holiday Parks. A fiercely independent, innovative and thriving company, our success has been built on the can-do attitude of the people who work for us.

Role Title:           Sales Manager

Reporting to:     Hotel General Manager

Role Objective

You will help us spread the word about the Cavendish Hotel which is ideally located right on the Eastbourne seafront, close to the town's shopping and commercial centre, Eastbourne railway station and all the main beaches in the area.

You will have a dynamic and naturally motivated quality when it comes to hotel sales.

Main Responsibilities

  • You will maximise the potential of the Hotel aiming to increase occupancy percentage and achieve room rates
  • You will produce and implement a sales and marketing plan
  • Co-ordinate marketing activities within the Hotel both inside the Sales Office and other departments.
  • You will maximise business potential for corporate rate/ commercial rate.
  • You will source new opportunities in the local or national market
  • To monitor productivity of all corporate accounts and evaluates accordingly.
  • To be conversant with Opera and the central reservation network to maximise revenue and opportunities for promotion.
  • You will lead a team and ensure Conference and Banqueting business targets for revenue, occupancy and profit are achieved.
  • You will grow Conference and Banqueting and function business through proactive selling and effective conversion of all enquiries using the agreed company system, maximum profit at all times.
  • You will ensure that every sales opportunity is realised and converted into bookings.

 Person Specification

  • Previous or existing hotel sales experience is essential.
  • Have the determination and drive to hit deadlines
  • Must be able to demonstrate successful selling in the hospitality industry
  • Understand hospitality, Events and Conference Environment

Employee Benefits

  • Up to 28 days holiday including bank holidays per annum
  • Discounted weekend breaks
  • Meals on duty (Subject eligibility)
  • Uniform (Subject to position)
  • Accelerated promotion prospects

Britannia Hotels are an Equal Opportunities employer and applicants from non-EEC countries will require work permits or permission to work issued by the Home Office.

Britannia Hotels will not recognise any submissions related to unsolicited applications and no agency fees will apply in relation to such submissions.  If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any director or employee of our company, we will not accept liability for commissions or other charges if we subsequently employ that candidate whether directly or through another agency. Where an agency’s correspondence contains a disclaimer indicating otherwise, our policy will prevail in this regard.

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