IHG Sales Manager (Arabic) - Crowne Plaza Bahrain in Manama, Bahrain
Do you see yourself as a Sales Manager?
What's your passion? Whether you are into tennis, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.
Crowne Plaza Bahrain, in the heart of Bahrain's diplomatic area- the business district. It has easy access to Bahrain Financial Harbor, major shopping areas, the souq and popular tourist attractions. Being the first hotel welcoming you as you come down the new airport bridge taking only 15 minutes by taxi or limousine from Bahrain International Airport Crowne Plaza Bahrain is always the perfect destination for our business guests. The hotel offers plenty of complimentary parking with its newly built 9-storey car park.
With 246 well appointed bedrooms including executive and deluxe accommodation for the discerning businessperson, Crowne Plaza is certainly the most preferred place to be. This sumptuous hotel adjoins the Bahrain Conference Center, which is the second largest conference center in Bahrain with 1200 square meters of conference space.
The Hotel also offers a wide choice of 6 restaurants and bars providing the best culinary delights and dining experience making it simply the perfect destination for business and leisure.
As Sales Manager, you are responsible to manage the hotel sales function to drive market share growth, essential duties and responsibilities – develop and manage sales plans and strategies, drive and develop new business (Government Sector, Semi-Government and Corporate) for the hotel to and group. Management and development of existing accounts for the hotel & group, monitors competitors activities and assists in marketing intelligence. Refers sales leads to appropriate personnel within the InterContinental Hotels Group, sells to new, existing and prospective customers considering goals. Set forth in the sales strategy, negotiating optimum rate for the benefit of the business and services existing business through management of account bases. Sell all facets of the hotel, develop and maintain a regular pattern of sales calls, meeting with principals of target market, provides direction on and conducts market research and analysis. Develops and maintains contact with business generators, corporate accounts and other producers closely allied to Hotel business. Builds profile within local market place through attendance at various events and local market place, conduct client interviews, entertain clients, plan and conduct familiarization tours and site inspections. Travel when required to promote the hotel and develop potential business, maintain regular contact with the IHG hotels in your region and the regional reservation office. Monitors existing business and inputs into sales strategy meetings to maximize business. Grow existing business, establishes, and pursues leads, which will develop business, interfaces with operations on a timely basis. Initiates and prepares tenders for business, assesses sales and marketing data, assists with the preparation of new products and services, assists in the evaluation of sales and marketing activities. Analyses sales mix and likely impact on hotel goals, coordinate PR and Marketing opportunities, provide key interface with operations and other sales teams.
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount schemes and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
Qualifications and Technical skills:
Required Bachelor Degree in Hospitality or similar field and 2-3 year experience in Sales & Marketing in 4-5 star hotels. Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred.
Preferably, with GCC experience holder. Experience of Bahrain and Dubai will be additional advantage. Required to have valid GCC driving license.
This job requires ability to perform the following:
· Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 25 pounds
· Standing and moving around the facility
· Handling objects
· Use a keyboard to generate various work-related documents
Strong customer service and communication skills required with ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Excellent computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. experience preferred.
Ability to type at least 45 WPM.
Ability to maintain confidential information is critical
Mathematical skills, including basic math, percentages and variances are utilized frequently.
May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
Requisition ID: MAN0001775