Wyndham - Doha

Description

 
The Sales Manager is responsible for effectively soliciting and becoming familiar with all accounts in his/her market segments. He/she is also responsible for prospecting and closing on assigned accounts/territory to positively impact hotel revenues. The Sales Manager is responsible for an increase in transient room revenue by increasing production of existing accounts. He/she is also responsible for month-end reporting and tracking of account production.
Job Description
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations of the hotel, including Food and Beverage, Guest Services and Reservations.
  • Develop a complete knowledge of company sales policies and SOP’s, and ensure knowledge of and adherence to those policies by the sales team.
  • Meet or exceed set goals.
  • Operate the Sales Department within established sales expense budget.
  • Initiate and follow up on leads.
  • Maintain and participate in an active sales solicitation program.
  • Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
  • Regularly contact existing accounts based on the tracing frequencies of the account coverage requirements.
  • Meet or exceed sales solicitation call goals as assigned by the Director of Sales.
  • Invite clients to the hotel for entertainment, lunches, tours and site inspections.
  • Assist in implementing special promotions relating to direct sales segments.
  • Assist in the preparation of required reports in a timely manner.
  • Be familiar with all Wyndham sales policies and selling techniques with an emphasis on maximizing occupancy and Average Daily Rate (ADR).
  • Conduct a professional, thorough site inspection of the hotel with clients, exhibiting key features and benefits of the property.
  • Use your property’s computerized sales management system to manage the hotel’s business, including (but not limited to) generating reports, entering business, blocking space and building accounts.
  • Meet and greet onsite contacts.
  • Develop networking opportunities through active participation in community and professional associations, activities and events.
  • Review meeting planner evaluations with the Director of Sales to ensure that issues receive follow-up.
  • Conduct research on client room nights/revenue performance, prepare account performance reports quarterly and annually, conduct semi-annual account review meetings with account representatives.
  • Prospect for new transient business.  Track all transient leads (lost and turndown).  Participate in transient, group and catering lead referral.
  • Develop and implement specific account marketing plans for appropriate accounts.  Monitor production compliance. Maintain regular communication with all special corporate/preferred corporate accounts and send quarterly production reports to all clients. Communication to be property defined may include newsletters, client receptions/recognition functions, etc.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and request for pricing.
  • Maintain in-depth files on all accounts; via hard files and/or automated account management system
  • Assist in updating Brand national Transient database, if applicable.  Coordinate local transient sales initiative and activities with Brand National Transient Sales for national and regional transient accounts, if applicable.
  • Participate in trade shows, community & professional organizations to maintain high visibility.
Employment Disclaimer  
In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotel Group manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotel Group performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotel Group where Wyndham Hotel Group is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

Qualifications

 
Minimum Experience
  • Experience ideally in the Qatar market
  • Experience ideally in a 5* hotel environment
  • Good networking ability in the marketplace
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people at all levels in a multi-cultural environment is a must
  • Arabic speaking would be advantageous
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Problem solving
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude

Job

  Sales