IHG Sales Manager - InterContinental Toronto Centre in CA-ON, Ontario

Sales Manager - InterContinental Toronto Centre

Job Number AMER00050

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels

Americas - Canada - CA-ON -

Description

About us

As the world's largest family of luxury hotels, we all take great pride in being genuine ambassadors of the InterContinental brand. Shaped by decades of international know-how and local insights, our passion for luxury travel spans cultures and customs, inspiring us to create warm and sophisticated experiences for those seeking a richer perspective on the world.

Each of our hotels cultivates a distinctive style and ambience where we embrace every opportunity to give our guests a personal and enriching experience. If you'd like to embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we'd like to welcome you to the world's most international luxury hotel brand.

Your day to day

  • Develop business through direct sales solicitation for an assigned territory or market segment(s)

  • Establish client base of individuals, organizations, associations, social, and/or corporate businesses through direct outside and inside selling to secure business for the hotel to ensure that room night sales and revenue goals are met or exceeded

  • Achieve personal and team goals as assigned

  • Negotiate guest room rates, meeting room rental, function space, and/or hotel services within approved booking guidelines

  • Accurately produce and/or review all sales contracts, rate agreements, and/or banquet/catering event orders

  • Monitor and handle inquiry calls and provide client proposals in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures

  • Work closely with other hotel departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients. Disseminate sales-related information to other departments as approrpriate

  • Arrange and conduct special events, site inspections, and off-site presentations for potential clients. Entertain clients in accordance with established company and hotel policies and guidelines

  • Maintain client files and update information daily in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures

  • Produce monthly sales-related reports and sales forecasts for assigned area of responsiility

  • Attend and represent hotel at trade shows and conventions and/or participate in sales trips to key feeder markets

  • Follow up with clients regularly during and after departure to ensure satisfaction and secure future bookings

  • Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments

  • Interact with outside contacts such as guests, airlines, wholesalers, travel agencies, ad agencies, etc.

  • May assist in developing and implementing sales plans. May also participate in the annual budgeting and planning process

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • May serve as "Manager on Duty" as required

What we need from you

  • Some college plus 1-2 years of sales or marketing related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Related degree and prior hotel sales experience preferred

  • Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred

  • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others

  • Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when completing paperwork and management reports, interpreting results, giving and receiving instructions, and training

  • Mathematical skills including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently

  • Ability to travel to attend workshops, trade shows, conventions, etc.

  • May require a valid driver's license

  • May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays

What we offer

In return for your hard work, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary and benefits package. What's more, because your career will be as unique as you are, we'll give you all the tailored support you need to make a great start, be involved, and grow.

And because the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand belongs to the IHG family of brands, you'll also benefit from all of the opportunities that come from being part of a successful, global hospitality company with over 4,800 hotels in over 100 countries around the world.

Join us and you'll become part of the global IHG family - and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together - we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve.

InterContinental Toronto Centre is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We are committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for any qualified applicants under the respective provincial human rights codes. Please advise the recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.