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Sales Manager (10 Month FTC)

Posted November 24, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone
Towcester, United Kingdom
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AT HILTON WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR PEOPLE

This is a fantastic opportunity that will allow you to develop your career within one of the world’s largest, fastest growing hospitality companies and be involved in the excitement of our hotel.

The Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone is situated directly on the Hamilton straight of Silverstone circuit with 197 bedrooms & suites offering views of the famous asphalt that can convert into hospitality boxes during the major events at the circuit. With all the right mechanics for our guests including a fitness suite, coffee shop, trackside restaurant with terrace the hotel is completed with a showpiece Rooftop bar. 

If you are a winner in your current role and want to turbocharge your career as a Sales Manager then we want to hear from you. This role is a fixed term position with an option to make permanent which will be assessed at the conclusion of the contract.

Please note this role is currently a 9 month FTC from January to September 2023.

What will I be doing?

As Sales Manager, you analyse local market trends and competitor activity to generate new future business for the hotel as well as ensure the Hotel is marketed appropriately. Specifically but not limited to, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Analysis local market trends and competitor activity to identify new business leads
  • Develop customer accounts and travel within the local area to drive business into the specific hotel and to increase market/customer share in all revenue streams
  • Establish relationships with Hilton Worldwide Sales to drive national sales accounts into the hotel.
  • Negotiate and set up room rates/packages with corporate clients
  • Respond to RFP’s
  • Conduct site visits for clients showcasing the hotel and WOWing clients to secure their business.
  • Prepare company contracts for the hotel in accordance with current business and pricing conditions
  • Work within current business strategies and recognising potential opportunities
  • Cooperate with other departments in the hotel to create an exceptional Guest experience and build strong, comprehensive sales programs
  • Attend Sales National events, as required
  • Produce accurate and timely reports that meet the needs of the Commercial Manager and Senior Management to include the reporting of appointments, calls made and business leads
  • Answer customer queries in a prompt and professional manner
  • Develop and implement creative hotel sales & marketing plan, including social media channels
  • Quality control of all websites where hotel is listed
  • Liaise with Hilton Brand PR, marketing and e-commerce departments and assist in any brand campaigns.
  • Management of Hotel’s social media channels including responding to any guest questions or comments.
  • Content creation for SEO, PR, Social media, email campaigns.
  • In conjunction with Commercial Manager, creating and sending press releases
  • Building and managing influencer program

Requirements

What are we looking for?

A 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:

  • Positive attitude and good communication skills
  • Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Excellent grooming standards
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations
  • Ability to work under pressure and under own initiative
  • Experience in a hospitality/hotel sales role with a proven track record to close a sale

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

  • Knowledge of local market
  • Knowledge of hospitality
  • Passion for sales and for achieving targets and objectives

Please add the following:

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL IS WHO WE ARE, AND WE ARE HILTON!

Hospitality Integrity Leadership Teamwork Ownership Now

Hilton Garden Inn is the laid-back sophisticated brand offering heartfelt service and award winning amenities.

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Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone

Silverstone Circuit
Towcester, NN12 8GZ
United Kingdom

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