IHG Sales Manager (Arabic Speaking) - Government - Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
At Holiday Inn ® Hotels & Resorts our job is to bring the joy of travel to everyone. That’s where you come in. When you’re part of the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts brand you’re more than just a job title.
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.
Holiday Inn is the first of its brand in Abu Dhabi featuring 203 modern and stylish rooms, wide variety of food & beverage outlets - Savour traditional Lebanese cuisine at Lemon Tree or indulge in a variety of International flavors at the Silk Route Café. For a lively night out, hit the Thirty 1st Bar & Lounge with amazing views of the Abu Dhabi skyline or visit Hubbly Bubbly, our shisha café for a traditional Arabic experience under the stars. For Sushi lovers, SushiSan offers the sushi as it should be. Grab a Starbucks coffee and pastry to go from Stay Fresh Café or enjoy it in our lobby with an outdoor and all in addition to meeting rooms and banqueting facilities. The hotel is a kilometer away from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), very close to the diplomatic enclave. The hotel's fitness facilities are located at the top floor, and offer great views of the city. Besides a well equipped fitness room, there is a pool, and three massage rooms.
Join us as Sales Manager (Arabic Speaking) - Government and support our dynamic Sales & Marketing team at the Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi.
You’ll have ambition, talent and obviously, some key skills. Because, for this vital role, we’re looking for someone who can initiate, drive and execute all Hotel’s sales activities that will increase revenue and awareness.
With a direct reporting line to the Director of Sales & Marketing, you will be responsible for effectively managing a balanced portfolio of clients across Government and Institutions while developing and implementing new strategies and processes in order to significantly grow sustainable income and earnings for our property.
You will need to develop a business plan that incorporates vision, key drivers and business issues to exceed your yearly sales targets. You are responsible to report and track your actual vs. projected sales results and your activity in our Central Reservations Management. The role will be in charge of all sales activities and events including direct sales, sales solicitation, sales administration and public relations. You will monitor competitor's activities and assist in marketing intelligence. Further, the Sales Manager develops and maintains a regular pattern of sales calls, meeting with principals of target market.
You will need to conduct client entertainments with familiarization tours and site inspections. While you initiate and prepare tenders for business you also assist on the RFP process.
Ideally, you will have minimum 3-4 years of hotel sales experience in UAE in Government, Semi-Government and Corporate markets.
The right candidate is results-driven, with a demonstrable track record in exceeding targets. Ability to analyze and evaluate data against key performance indicators. You will have to have leadership skills, particularly the ability to motivate and inspire others to ‘raise the bar’.
Excellent English & Arabic communication skills with the ability to interact with client is required.
The right candidate portrays a professional image at all times and posses strong multi tasking skills.
The knowledge of the UAE market and holding valid UAE driving license is preferred.
In return for your hard work, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary and benefits package. What’s more, because your career will be as unique as you are, we’ll give you all the tailored support you need to make a great start, be involved and grow.
And because the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts brand belongs to the IHG® family of brands, you’ll also benefit from all of the opportunities that come from being part of a successful, global hospitality company with over 5,000 hotels in over 100 countries around the world.
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. Find out more about joining us today by going to careers.ihg at http://www.careers.ihg/ .com
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Location: United Arab Emirates-Abu Dhabi
Requisition ID: ABU004191