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Meetings and Events Sales Executive

The Doyle Collection

  • Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 29/01/2013
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Description

The Westbury Hotel now has an exciting opportunity for a Meetings and Events Sales Executive to join our team.

 

The Doyle Collection

At the Doyle Collection, we are leaders in development and setting standards of excellence in the luxury hotel sector, one of the world's most dynamic and successful industries.  A select haven in six major cities throughout Ireland, the UK and USA, The Doyle Collection employs over one thousand of the most skilled, professional and dedicated people that the industry has to offer.  Our hotels inhabit the most fashionable quarters of the most sought-after cities, and each one is a unique reflection of its setting, providing business and leisure travellers with a truly memorable luxury experience.

 

The Westbury Hotel

now has an exciting opportunity for a

Meetings and Events Sales Executive

to join our team.

 

Purpose:

The Meetings and Events Sales Executive's responsibility is to work with the Events team for all bedroom and meeting & events enquiries. To provide excellent guest service and genuine hospitality by creating memorable luxury experience in line with the hotel and Company standards.  To assist and support the meeting & event teams to strive to surpass guest's expectations, while achieving budget.  The role will contribute to all aspects of the department to ensure a high standard of professionalism throughout the hotel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Director of Sales & Marketing (DOSM), this role will manage from enquiry to contract all meeting & event bookings over 10 rooms. 
  • To support the Meeting & Events Manager in the smooth day to day running of the meeting & events department in the Hotel.
  • To assist the DOSM and Senior Management Team in the preparation and management of the department budget and to support colleagues in achieving the hotel budget targets.
  • To attend trade shows to meet the client base, with some international travel required. 
  • To conduct full site inspections of the hotel introducing the Senior Management team as appropriate.
  • To be fully prepared for client meetings to ensure the successful conversion of leads.
  • To yield and identify need periods and conduct pro active Sales calls in order to reach budget targets.
  • To work in partnership with preferred suppliers to support their role.
  • To attend weekly revenue and management meetings to highlight need dates and expected meeting & events business.
  • To participate and identify key publications to assist in highlighting the meeting & event facilities of the hotel. 
  • To "surprise and delight" our guests whenever possible.
  • To be part of a team environment that promotes good employee morale and ensures a high level of commitment and pride in the hotel.
  • To work and lead through the Company's Proud Values:
    • We meet every guest with a smile, a greeting and an enquiry
    • We love saying YES to our guests
    • We are Proud of our work, and respect everyone we work with
  • To maintain a high level of competitor awareness and local trends and to continue to drive the memorable luxury experience in reaching the standard of a 5 star hotel
  • To carry out duty manager shifts as business required and to play an active role in meeting & event hotel operations.
  • Sets departmental and individual goals (both revenue and sales)
  • Handling all enquiries in a professional manner
  • Ensure there is fluid communication of all events to all hotel departments


The ideal candidate for this position:

  • Must have previous Meeting & Events experience in a similar role, ideally in a 5 star international hotel.
  • Must be flexible, enjoy a challenge, and is able to work outside the comfort zone while maintaining the ability to be objective and positive.
  • Be courteous and focused on providing a consistently high standard of service.
  • Must have the ability to lead, multi-task and make sound decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • Maintain a professional image at all times through appearance.
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of opera or similar package.

 

Benefits package:
Competitive salary

Meals on Duty
Provision and laundry of uniform
Discounted Health Insurance
Employee Discounts
Educational Support
Employee Recognition Awards

 

 

The Doyle Collection is an equal opportunities employer.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies at this time.

 

 

 

 

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