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Account Manager, Hilton Worldwide Sales - Hong Kong

posted May 23, 2019

Hilton - Greater China & Mongolia
East Shanghai, China
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Description

The Account Manager, Hilton Worldwide Sales (Hongkong) will proactively manage and grow Share of Wallet
accounts for Hilton Worldwide. The role will look after these accounts on a local,
national, international and global basis, where relevant and be accountable for
the performance of their account portfolio.
They will be required to
manage one key or multiple segments, either corporate, MICE, leisure, and/or
Chinese Local Accounts etc.
They will create and communicate the account
strategies in order to drive increased market share and demonstrate value to
both internal and external customers.


What will I be doing?

The
Account Manager will work in the Hilton Worldwide Sales team with other account
managers / directors, and will be responsible for driving both group business
and transient business into Hilton’s portfolio of hotels on a national and
global basis. The Account Manager will be responsible for a set number of
accounts to penetrate across all segments of the business. The activities will include managing transient RFP's,
driving Group business conversions, organising familiarisation trips and
presenting to customers on new hotel openings. They
will also be responsible for identifying new accounts outside of their account
base, negotiating CMTG agreements to drive share and attending relevant
tradeshows representing Hilton Worldwide.


Planning
Activities 15%

  • Develops
    strategy and direction for the account base inline with the companies revenue
    strategies.
  • Total
    account management focus, quickly identifying which segments of the business
    have the most opportunity to drive share.
  • Identifies
    and evaluates new business opportunities within their current account base.
  • Executes
    strategic account development plans and supports communications of key messages
    internally & externally..
  • Manages
    customer RFP’s increasing the number of solicited and accepted hotels to drive
    market share.
  • Establishes
    procedures and processes in relation to managing the account portfolio to drive market share.
  • Accountable for
    the delivery of the strategy and activities of their account base.
  • Develops strong
    relationships with key hotels that receive business from the account portfolio
    understanding the hotels individually strategy
Organizing
Activities 70%
  • Implements
    plans to ensure overall strategic direction of the account base and supports the company’s revenue strategies.
  • Manages the RFP
    process ensuring the correct procedures are in place to support the client and
    drive business into Hilton.
  • Directs
    assignment of tasks ensuring optimum allocation of resources, utilizing the
    Venue Finder and HWS Co-ordinator.
  • Holds quarterly
    review meetings with key accounts to review business performance vs targets,
    identify opportunities and address related business issues.
  • Develop and drive
    sales initiatives to ensure account targets are achieved
  • Ensures
    relevant updates are sent both to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitors and
    reviews the impact of marketing initiatives on the account strategy.
  • Establishes and
    develops long term effective working relationships with key customers to drive
    business.
  • Networking with
    sub account handlers and global leads where relevant.
  • Strengthening
    relationships with key hotels and aligning strategies where relevant.
  • Maximizing all
    opportunities by developing relationships with third parties (MICE agents &
    TMC’s).
  • To build,
    implement and communicate the account strategies, delivering the expected
    targets.
  • To develop
    Account Plans that specify objectives time-scales and sales activities to
    support the defined account strategy and ensure maximum opportunity for account
    penetration.
  • Accurately
    identifies the level of influence and decision making power of contacts in the
    customer organization and uses these
    to secure business.
  • Attendance at
    Industry Conferences and events.
  • Accountable for
    communicating the strategy, ADP, and activities on a quarterly basis, along
    with relevant issues, opportunities and successes.
Staffing
Activities 5%
  • Ensures regular 1:1’s are conducted with coordinator /
    Venue Finder as appropriate to accomplish goals.
Controlling
Activities 10%
  • Assesses actual performance versus the target to ensure
    success and takes corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensures Account Development plan is followed and
    achieved providing feedback as necessary.
  • Ensures RFP processes are followed in line with the
    Hilton Best Practice.
  • Maintains Salesforce to ensure accurate and up-to-date customer account
    information is kept.
  • To ensure information relating to customer requirements, interests and
    marketing activities is kept up to date through the use of relevant Hilton
    procedures.
  • Work with the support team (Venue Finder / Co-coordinator) ensure tasks
    are carried out as directed by the customer.
  • To provide accurate management reports to review account performance and
    communicate future plans.
  • Reviews customer base to determine new opportunities for account
    penetration.
Supportive
Functions

In
addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be
required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with
the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the
supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.
  • To communicate regularly with hotels to ensure
    productive and effective meetings are established and customer information
    cross referenced and to ensure relevant hotels are well aware of the ‘Customer
    value’ when dealing with a tender coming from a specific customer.
  • Support office
    head and AD to organize and participate in related sales activities, including
    China showcase, cluster sales calls, FAM trips, customer appreciation event
    etc.
  • Attendance at sales workshops.
  • Involvement in various projects to support the Hilton Worldwide
    Sales team’s strategies.
  • Support Colleagues to achieve appointments with our
    clients for Sales Weeks.
  • Plan and attend the Familiarization Trips that are
    detailed in the account development plans to support driving market share.
  • Additional supportive functions as appropriate.

Requirements

What are we looking for?

Account Manager, HWS (Hongkong) serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follows:

  • Excellent communication skills: presentations and written
    communications
  • Ability to take initiative to identify, prioritize and
    implement actions required to achieve functional goals
  • Strong problem solving skills including ability to
    address any issue in collaboration with others, identify and prevent potential
    problems and develop problem solving skills in others
  • Has good relationship management skills and presents the appropriate
    professional image to customers and external contacts.
  • Can handle more than one task/situation at a time
  • Ability to direct collaboration among cross-functional teams
    including external resources
  • Ability to analyze departmental financial data in order
    to make strategic and tactical decisions
  • Leads by example to resolve conflicts, introduce change
    and ensure collaboration among others
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of ethical behaviour
    and absolute discretion with sensitive information
  • Ability to provide development and mentoring to
    others
  • Ability to work independently and manage the work of
    others
  • Ability to deliver performance feedback to
    subordinates to improve overall performance
  • Ability to adjust plans and priorities as situations change.
  • Prioritizes, organizes and uses a systematic approach to get things
    done.
  • Ability to think and articulate a vision for business sales and capable
    of translating this into practical and tangible actions.
  • Self-reliant, working with minimal control and direction.
  • Takes calculated risks to achieve results in consultation with immediate
    supervisor and other relevant team members.
  • Contributes and is effective when team working with peers.
  • Adapts quickly and positively to any new situations.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree or experience in lieu thereof
  • Work experience in customer facing, revenue generating
    roles including management experience
  • Experience working in multi-cultural or international
    settings
  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Hospitality industry experience preferred in Sales, Marketing, Revenue
    or Operating roles
  • In-depth knowledge of business sector manage
  • International experience advantageous
  • Fluency in English
What will it be like to work for Hilton?


Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!



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About This Employer

Hilton - Greater China & Mongolia

4205, Bund Centre 222 Yan An Road
East Shanghai, 200002
China

Regional Office

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