Director of Sales
at Edwardian Hotels London - Careers Site

Date Posted: 04/12/2019

Job Description

 

 

Corporate/Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester/ 12133_27353_RFT_S01

 


At the heart of Edwardian Hotels London is a simple founding belief, that from back of house to the boardroom we are all Hosts. Everyone is encouraged to express their individuality and initiative, and to bring their passion to work. (We may wear uniforms, but we don’t believe in uniformity.)

Everything we do is driven by a desire to exceed our guests’, clients and partners expectations. To surprise and delight. To make the time our guests choose to spend with us genuinely exceptional. So that even the shortest stay with us, will last long in their memory. Everyone who works here does this every day across our portfolio of brands, in highly prestigious locations in London and beyond.

For 40 years Edwardian Hotels  London has built upon this ambition, and as a family owned company we’re proud of the freedom our independence gives us to grow our business on a relentless and memorable curve – upwards.

With an enviable collection of luxurious distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities, EHL's vision is unique: To Be Memory Makers.

Being a Memory Maker as a Director of Sales

In this role, you will become part of the Edwardian family and work within Sales in Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

To achieve annual revenue targets, profit and customer satisfaction goals by negotiating group, corporate and leisure business and coordinating the execution of the business with other departments.



 

 Duties and Responsibilities

    • To drive revenue for Edwardian Hotels London within the local and national community across all markets, with a focus on Corporate and MICE business
    • To be Edwardian Hotels London Sales Ambassador company in the local community.
    • Business develop in the local and national markets to drive new corporate and MICE business for the hotel
    • To create innovative entertaining to attract local bookers to use the hotel
    • Network within local business forums to drive share and win new business
    • Work closely with Central Edwardian Hotels London market segmentation personnel to support and win business into the hotel
    • Understand the developments within the local business community and competition pricing and its effect to the hotel
    • Create a monthly sales report to the General Manager and Group Director of Sales
    • Use the management information supplied and actively seeks new MI to uncover new business and increase market share from existing accounts of the hotel
    • Use the company sales management tool, Serenata to record and plan activity on sales contacts and their companies in line with company procedures
    • Will be responsible for coordinating the RBEL overseas sales directors’ strategy for Edwardian Hotels London
    • Will be responsible for all business from their accounts (corporate transient, conference & meetings and leisure)
    • To maintain & develop key accounts for RBEL total portfolio which give a high profile for our brand globally
    • To measure & track all key accounts to ensure they produce revenue for RBEL & feed this information back to the partners
    • Achieves individual and team goals within assigned market segment & key accounts
    • Develops and drives a strategy for key global partnershipsAttends sales meeting with appropriate follow up
    • To oversee the marketing initiatives for the given hotelLead the sales effort for the hotel
    • Complete a hotel Sales & Marketing Plan for the Hotels needs
    • Liaise with the PR Agency in Line with the Companies Vision
    • Report into the General Manager and work alongside the Revenue Manager
    • Monthly Review meetings on KPIs with Edwardian Hotels London Operations TeamWork with the Hotels F & B Team on Tactical F & B Offerings
    • Liase with Marketing on New Strategies within the group and work towards the Brand Key
    • Attend the Monthly Sales MeetingPlay an active role in the Corporate Sales Team

 

 

 

Key Requirements

 

 

 The Requirements

  • Has the ability to maximize impact, maintain interest, and establish a rapport with the audience when conveying information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to proactively prioritize needs, put first things first, and effectively manage resources and time.
  • Understands the positioning of the hotels, services provided and how the hotels can meet the needs of customers and be capable of closing business.
  • Understands the cost/benefits of prospective business and vendor contracts and negotiates contracts which result in mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Knows the strategic positioning of the hotels and how the products and services offered compare within the competitive market for targeted market segments.
  • Is able to uses results-oriented writing techniques and strategies for correspondence (e.g., memos, letters, reports, proposals, etc.) with correct grammar and punctuation.

 We Believe In Developing and Delighting Our Hosts So You Will Receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Complimentary 2 night stay in a luxury Edwardian Hotel of your choice (after two years service)
  • Preferential accommodation rates for all Edwardian Hotels for Hosts, friends and family
  • Discounts on food and beverage up to 30% in all Edwardian restaurants and bars
  • Discounts on Spas and beauty treatments
  • Hot meals and salad bar, teas, coffees and juices provided each day
  • Uniforms provided per role requirement

All Hosts must have valid permission to live and work in the United Kingdom. Verification of documentation will be undertaken as part of the recruitment process.

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

Welcome to Edwardian Hotels London.

Edwardian Hotels London is a collection of luxury hotels in central London, Heathrow, and Manchester. Our hotels provide luxury without pretension. Individually designed rooms, the latest technology, new meeting spaces, chic restaurants and bars and service that focuses on every detail of your stay, so that you do not have to.

With an enviable collection of distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities, Edwardian Hotel's vision is unique: To Be Memory Makers.