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Group, Conference, and Events Manager

Employer
Hilton Hotels
Location
London, Greater London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Jun 2024
Group, Conference, and Events Manager

WELCOME TO A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES AT THE WORLD'S #1 BEST WORKPLACE, AWARDED BY GREAT PLACE TO WORK & FORTUNE - No two days or two hotels are the same, but our spirit and passion for hospitality always brings all our teams together to create a culture of inclusiveness, positivity and drive to achieve our common goal. “To share the light and warmth of hospitality”. With amazing training, resources and support from both managers and colleagues, there is always an opportunity to develop and grow. 

A WORLD OF REWARDS:

  • Yearly salary of up to £50,000
  • Smart uniform provided
  • Free and healthy meals when on duty
  • Grow your Career
  • Personal Development programmes designed to support you at every step of your career
  • A chance to make a difference through our Corporate Responsibility programmes – Find out what and how we are doing (https://cr.hilton.com)
  • Team Member Travel Program: discounted hotel nights plus 50% off Food and Beverages (subject to individual outlets)
  • Team Member Referral Program
  • High street discounts: with Perks at Work
  • Holiday: 28 days including bank holidays (increasing yearly to up to 33 days)
  •  A Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Manager manages the Groups, Conference and Events Sales office and the on-property Reservations Team to actively convert customer enquiries into confirmed sales.

    What will I be doing?

    • Develop future and repeat business contributing to the profitability of the hotel
    • Review the business plans, identify gaps and ensure proactive efforts to fill capacity and meet set targets
    • Contribute to the selling strategy of the hotel, and manage the departments' adherence to achieving that strategy
    • Understand the competitive market place and implement approaches to ensure the Hotel stays ahead in the local market
    • Ensure Sales Team Members are developed effectively and generate a culture of high quality standards for relationship building, customer service, selling techniques, and billing and processing contracts
    • Manage and develop the Conference and Events Sales Team to ensure career progression and effective succession planning within the hotel and company
    • Build strong relationships with customers, Guests and Team Members in order to gain full understanding of their needs and work to serve them effectively
    • Manage staff performance in compliance with company policies and procedures
    • Recruit, manage, train and develop the Conference and Events Sales Team

    What are we looking for?

    • Demonstrated previous managerial or supervisory experience in a Conference and Events Sales function in the hotel/leisure sector
    • Strong leadership skills to effectively manage and motivate the team to achieve high level of perform and exceed targets
    • Strong analytical skills to understand key business indicators and competitive trends and develop approaches to these challenges
    • Excellent selling capability and an ability and desire to coach selling techniques to their team
    • Excellent organisational and planning skills
    • Accountable and resilient
    • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations

    It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

    • Knowledge of the hotel property management systems
    • Relevant degree, in business development or other relevant business field, from an academic institution

    EVERY JOB MAKES THE STAY.

    At Hilton, It Matters Where You Stay, but The Stay is only one side of the story. We know it takes hundreds of jobs to create unforgettable experiences for our guests – and behind every job, there’s an extraordinary person working to make each Stay magical.  That’s why at Hilton, Every Job Makes the Stay.

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