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Sales Director

We are currently looking for a passionate and dynamic Director of Salesfor a market leading hotel groups in the Maldives.

A Director of Sales manages the hotel sales and marketing plans by recommending growth efforts, monitoring progress, and ensuring that the hotel is competitively positioned within the local marketplace.

What will I be doing?

As Director of Sales, you are responsible for working closely with the Senior Management Team to drive business needs and expand existing business through promotional efforts and sales channels.

  • Manage hotel sales and marketing plans to ensure they accurately interpret and support the objectives of the business and use these plans to focus the sales efforts for all market segments

  • Work closely with the Senior Management Team to identify and drive focused activities on elements of the business that require additional support

  • Prepare company contracts for the hotel in accordance with current business and pricing conditions

  • Develop the group team through leadership and by example to include sales development; participate in the hiring of team members, and their future success

  • Direct and manage the forecasting process in conjunction with the Revenue Department to insure accurate, timely and complete information. Compile and/or direct the preparation of reports pertaining to the operation of the Sales Department to include, but not limited to the annual and monthly forecast, lead management system, and booking reports

  • Preparation of the annual sales and market plan, quarterly updates, and actively participate in preparation of hotels' annual budgets.

  • Contribute to the development of company sales and marketing initiatives by recommending, implementing and monitoring appropriate local activity

  • Organise comprehensive information describing the range of products and services offered by the hotel and deliver this information through relevant sales resources and sales channels to existing and potential Guests

  • Produce accurate and timely reports that meet the needs of the hotel.

  • Cooperate with other departments in the hotel, particularly reservations and the Group Sales Department, to create an exceptional guest experience and build strong, comprehensive sales programs

  • Contribute to relevant management meetings to develop and implement sales and marketing initiatives

What are we looking for?

As a Sales Director you must have -

  • Positive attitude and good communication skills

  • Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service

  • Strong leadership skills, whereas it is evident that you can effectively manage and motivate a team to perform beyond expectations

  • Strong analytical skills so to understand key business indicators and competitive trends and develop approaches to these challenges

  • Excellent selling capabilities and the ability and desire to coach selling techniques to team members

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Excellent grooming standards

  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations

  • Ability to work well under time pressure and/or demanding travel schedules

  • Demonstrated previous experience in a sales role with the proven ability to close a sale

Previous experience in Maldives/Asia will be desirable.

Some of the benefits -

Salary: $4000-4500 (Tax free) per month Service charge: Average $400 Free Accommodation: Single Annual ticket: 1 ticket per year after completion of 12 months with 30 days leave R&R ticket: 2 ticket per year (Ticket fare up toSingapore) Meals: Free meals from staff restaurant + $1350 allowance to use in guest restaurants Off day: 1 day per week Public Holiday: 12 days per calendar year Contract period: 2 years Weekly house keeping service plus laundry services.

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