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IHG Business Development Manager - Holiday Inn Potts Point in Potts Point, Australia

Business Development Manager - Holiday Inn Potts Point

Job Number EMEAA11838

Hotel Brand: Holiday Inn

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Australia - New South Wales - Potts Point


About us

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is one of the world’s leading hotel companies. Over 30 hotels in Australia and more than 5,700 hotels globally in over 100 countries. Holiday Inn, one of IHG’s iconic brands, has delivered moments of joy to travellers and clients alike for 67 years, creating memorable stay, dining and event experiences through genuine and authentic hospitality.

Your day to day

Maternity Leave contract (12 months).

Holiday Inn Potts Point - Sydney is looking for a Business Development Manager for a 12 month maternity leave cover. This critical role is responsible for developing business opportunities in corporate, conference and events, and leisure to achieve our revenue goals.

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Managing client relationships and developing new ones

  • Negotiating deals to land win-win solutions for hotel and client

  • Showing us off with hosted lunches, sites & events

  • Thinking ahead and strategising new opportunities by keeping abreast of hotel & market trends

Join a team who has delivered record results in recent years and consistently outperforms the market, and stamp your style on this role.

What we need from you

  • Minimum 2 years sales experience

  • Hotel industry experience is preferred but not essential

  • Positive energy, drive for results and eye for detail

  • Ability to build rapport quickly and manage multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritise workload

  • Strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication and organisational skills

  • Team player with a collaborative approach to work

What we offer

Rewarding pay, free car parking on-site, free meal on shift, dry cleaning provided, attractive staff discounts and accommodation benefits around the world, on-the-job training, a strong focus on development and career opportunities to keep you at your best. At Holiday Inn we look for people who are friendly, welcoming and full of life; people who are always finding ways to make every guest's experience an enjoyable one. So whoever you are, whatever you love doing, bring your passion to Holiday Inn and IHG and we’ll make sure you’ll have room to be yourself.

  • Major Brad D. Anderson

    United States Army

    Major (Ret) Brad Anderson is the Human Resources Manager at IHG Army Hotels – Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired out of the U.S. Army after 23 years of service with combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

    Brad enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1992, and was assigned as an infantryman at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served six years in 9th Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Division. In 1999, he was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., where he completed Drill Sergeant School and then served with the Infantry Training Brigade. He was next assigned to Officer Candidate School in 2003 and earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps. Major Anderson’s previous assignments as an officer include Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as a postal platoon leader; Iraq, where he served as deputy plans and operations officer, III Corps; Fort Benning, where he served with 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he served with 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as battalion and group human resources officer and Fort Lee where he served his final assignment as the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) commander.

    Brad’s professional military education includes the Adjutant General Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Drill Sergeant School, Pathfinder Course, and Rappel Master School. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.

    Brad’s military awards and decorations include a Joint Service Achievement Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, and 4 Army Good Conduct Medals. He has also been awarded a variety of unit and service medals & ribbons, in addition to earning the Expert Infantryman Badge.

    On his first day of military retirement (October 1st, 2015) we proudly welcomed Brad to the IHG family. It was then, that Brad began his career with us as the HR Manager of the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Benning, a role he continues to thrive in today.

  • Michael Bayerl

    United States Air Force

    “My experience with IHG has been nothing short of awesome and I have learned so much.  Soon I will be the GM of the World’s Largest Holiday Inn Express (currently the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee) with 1,000 rooms.”

    Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Michael Bayerl joined the U.S. Air Force in 1979. Throughout 20 years of active duty, he served as an Air Force Services Specialist and Inspector General for Services-Air Mobility Command. From the moment he started with the USAF Michael was immersed with hospitality experience, starting out in Food in Beverage before working his way through the ranks and functioning in virtually every position available within military restaurants & hotels.

    In 2002, Michael took on a General Manager position at an Air Force Inn, and since that time, he has managed hotel complexes with over 2000+ rooms, on 3 different properties. Michael found his way to IHG when he intentionally took on a role with Army Lodging, knowing that the hotel would soon be privatized into an IHG hotel.

    Today, Michael is the General Manager at IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee (soon to be re-branded as the World’s largest Holiday Inn Express).

  • Teresa “Sarge” Colatarci


    Meet Teresa “Sarge” Colatarci, general manager/regional director of operations for six IHG Army Hotels at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Following her service in the U.S. Navy, she continues to serve by providing True Hospitality through the IHG Teen Academy.