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Assistant GC&E Sales Manager

Posted November 24, 2022

Hilton Cobham
Cobham, England, United Kingdom
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HILTON COBHAM - We are Hilton we are hospitality.

Hilton Cobham is recruiting now for an AssistantGroup, Conference and Events Sales Manager to join our sales team

Please do note this role is based at Hilton Cobham, which is located in Surrey, therefore relocation to the area would be needed.

BENEFITS

  • Free meals on duty
  • Travel and food discounts: - 30 hotel nights from £35 per night plus 50% off F&B (subject to individual outlets)
  • Holiday: 28 daysincluding bank holidays (increasing yearly)
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounted dental and health cover
  • High street discounts: with Perks at Work
  • Free uniforms
  • Grow your career: access to a network of 6500 hotels across 100 countries (subject to local right to work rules)
  • Personal Development: programmes designed to support your career

 Salary:

£30,000 a year Bonuses and Incentives

An Assistant Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Manager manages the Groups, Conference and Events Sales office and the on-property Reservations Team to actively convert customer enquiries into confirmed sales.

What will I be doing?

As an Assistant Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Manager, you will manage the Groups, Conference and Events Sales office and the on-property Reservations Team to actively convert customer enquiries into confirmed sales. The Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Manager will interact frequently with customers and Guests to learn about their needs and develop relationships from which to earn repeat and expanded business. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Maximise all Group, Conference, and Event revenue opportunities
  • Review business plans, identify gaps and ensure proactive efforts to fill capacity and meet set targets
  • Contribute to the selling strategy of the hotel, and manage the departments' adherence to achieving that strategy
  • Understand the competitive market place and implement approaches to ensure the hotel stays ahead in the local market
  • Conduct weekly spot checks of five bookings carried out with a minimum of 90% achieved in any departmental and system audits for any Team Member
  • Ensure the Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Team Members are developed effectively and generate a culture of high quality standards for relationship building, customer service, selling techniques, and billing and processing contracts
  • Manage and develop the Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Team to ensure career progression and effective succession planning within the hotel and company
  • Organise hotel promotional activities

What are we looking for?

An Assistant Group, Conference and Events Sales Manager 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 follow:

  • Demonstrated previous managerial or supervisory experience in a Reservations and/or Conference and Events Sales function in the hotel/leisure sector
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively manage and motivate the team to achieve high levels of performance and exceed targets
  • Strong analytical skills to understand key business indicators and competitive trends and develop approaches to these challenges
  • Excellent selling capability and an ability and desire to coach selling techniques to their team
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Accountable and resilient
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Knowledge of the hotel property management systems
  • Previous experience in the same or similar role

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 travellers 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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Hilton Cobham

Seven Hills Road South
Cobham, England KT11 1EW
United Kingdom

+44-1932-864-471

158 Room Hotel

www3.hilton.com

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At A Glance

Retreat to the tranquil British countryside at picturesque Hilton Cobham, ideally situated for exploring Surrey, London and the Southeast. An ideal wedding venue, the hotel is nestled in 27 acres of woodland with its own nature trail. We are near the local business park ‘The Heights’, and just off the M25 and A3 and around 30 minutes’ by car from both Heathrow and Gatwick. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Surrey Hills admiring its natural beauty and charming towns and villages.

Our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will ensure every detail is covered. In the heart of Surrey, within 27 acres of woodland, we offer the space, location and expertise to make the whole occasion a wonderful success.

  • 29 minutes from London Waterloo to Weybridge train station
  • Within an easy reach of the historic market town Guildford
  • The Mediterranean Grill restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool and LivingWell Health Club facilities
  • Beauty treatments at Schmoo In Surrey – the place to be pampered
  • 13 meeting rooms for 2-300 Guests
  • 220 complimentary car park spaces