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Marriott Hotels
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Events and Functions
Category: Marketing and PR
Posting Date Oct 23, 2018
Job Number 18002Z4R
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Location Europe Office - London, London, Greater London VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

Sales Executive – Meeting & Events

We
are recruiting for a Sales Executive based in our London Sales office. This exciting opportunity is a corporate
office role reactively selling a collection of our managed properties in
central London. A fast paced sales
environment with high volume leads this position will be selling up to 186
meeting and event spaces in 13 properties.

What will I be doing?

Sales
Executives are
responsible for processing corporate groups and corporate events, issuing
quotes and proposals, following up and converting to confirmed sales and generating
booking contracts. The role is also responsible for ensuring a smooth
transition of all bookings from sales to hotel operations through effective
communication and strong administration.

You
will receive and convert incoming enquiries for group bedroom reservations,
conference and events, or both combined.
These will be small to medium sized groups for multiple properties and you’ll
use a cross selling approach to achieve targets and maximize revenue across the
portfolio. You will be maximising revenue opportunities and interacting
frequently with clients through phone and email with the intention of earning
repeat and expanded business. The Sales Executive is the key point of contact between
the hotel and an organization and its clients. Working with the property
proactive sales team to arrange client site visits and also working with the
revenue team to ensure the right rate is achieved every time.

What are we looking for?

To
successfully fill this role, you should be target driven to perform at the
standard expected with strong selling skills.
You should also maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values
that follow:

·
Good organisational and administration skills

·
An effective team player with a positive attitude

·
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

·
Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service

·
Confident telephone manner

·
Excellent grooming standards

·
Demonstrated previous experience working in a Sales or Hotel
Administration environment

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

·
Knowledge of the hotel property management systems (Such and Opera Sales
& Catering, Cvent, Starcite, Venue Directory etc )

·
Previous guest facing experience within a 4 and 5 star hotel

·
Demonstrated previous experience working in the Conference and Events
function

The successful applicant will have
strong experience as a coordinator in a previous role within the hotel sector
handling group and event enquiries for a single property.

Benefits

In
addition to competitive salary and benefits, this role offers great
opportunities for a sales professional looking to develop and progress within a
structured sales team.

·
Worldwide travel perks - Discounted rates on accommodation, food, drink,
spa and products

·
Industry leading benefits including contributory pension scheme and
health cover

·
28 days holidays including bank holidays (increasing yearly)

·
Complimentary meals on duty

·
Complimentary laundry

·
Travel ticket loan

·
Fantastic career growth opportunities

·
Annual events including regular associate events for recognition of achievements

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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