Sales and Marketing Manager for 5 star privately owned Island in the Seychelles

We are currently in search of a well renowned Sales And Marketing Manager for a luxury privately owned 5 star resort in the Seychelles.

Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards: 

  • Work closely with the  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
  • Monitor offers, options and discounts for repeat bookings for groups, congresses and seminars in close cooperation with the Group Coordinator
  • 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
  • Actively participate and complete the preparation of the annual Sales and Market Plan, quarterly updates, and the complexed hotels’ annual Budgets. Execute initiatives as outlined; swiftly implement strategies/tactics to offset changes in markets, economy or driven by the competitive set. Organize and/or attend scheduled group and related meetings
  • 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 and the management company
  • Prepare and present, on a monthly basis, the contribution, focus and activity of the proactive sales team to the hotel owners and senior management team
  • Cooperate with other departments in the hotel, particularly Reservations and the Banqueting 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

 

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
  • 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 organisational 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

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

  • Knowledge of the local market
  • Knowledge of hospitality industry
  • A passion for sales and target-based performance
  • Relevant degree, in sales, business development or other relevant business field, from an academic institution

The successful candidate should have an enquiring mind, be methodical, pay attention to detail, be creative, show perseverance and patience, ability to work under pressure, have high energy levels, be flexible, have the ability to overcome obstacles and persist with the task at hand, be decisive and adaptable. If you have the knowledge, skills and required experience, and this sounds like a challenge you are ready for and you I would love to hear from you.

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