The Caterer, Best Places To Work In Hospitality 2022 - Top 6

Hotel Sales and Marketing Manager - up to 32 hours a week

Up to £32,000

Holiday Inn Aylesbury, Aylesbury HP22 5QT

Why join us?

As well as being rewarded with fantastic benefits, training and development, you'll be joining one of UK’s Top 6 Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2023!

  • Stays across the UK at employee rate (a HUGE discount!)
  • Discounted Friends and Family rates (that’ll make you really popular!)
  • 50% off food and beverage in our hotels
  • A range of development and apprenticeship programmes
  • We’re committed to your development and progression with lots of promotion opportunities
  • You’ll get all meals on duty (because hard work is hungry work!)
  • Uniform provided
  • We’re big on all things reward and recognition and celebrate success throughout the year
  • Commitment to your health and well-being
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Discounted use of leisure facilities
  • Refer a Friend incentives to influence your earning potential.

The role

You will have prior experience as a Sales Manager for a branded 4 star hotel, ideally in the area so that you already have some local market knowledge and contacts.
The primary focus will be to support the key commercial activities and continue to establish the hotel within the local market. You will be also drive the profitability of both local and national accounts and secure new business across all market segments.

Key Focus
• Corporate room sales – driving both national and local account performance
• Meeting and Events – we are big on all things M&E related with a large capacity for both exhibitions and meetings.
• Weddings and social banquets
• Sales and Marketing for the Spa and Leisure club

To be successful in this role
• You will be outgoing, have sound leadership skills, be great to work with and have clear understanding the importance of building and maintaining relationships both with our customer and the team in the Hotel. You’ll be a key member of the senior leadership team and so be part of creating a great working environment.
• You will have a strong commercial acumen and be driven to exceed goals. You’ll enjoy hitting those targets.
• Excellent sales, customer care, account management and negotiation skills.
• Excellent presentation and influencing skills will be key to success in this role.
• A good knowledge of Opera PMS systems is preferred, although training will be given.

We are looking for up to 32 workng hours a week and can be flexible on how these are worked.

What you’ll become a part of

Valor Hospitality is a trusted, multiple award winning, and full service, international hospitality company operating in the US, UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We are reimagining hospitality internationally, creating great ROI, driving commerciality with creativity and innovation. Recognised by owners, investors and developers as an innovative and trusted partner to drive revenue and increase profits.

Here in the UK we operate 35 properties across the brands of Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hotel Indigo, AC by Marriott Hotels and Courtyard by Marriott, in various locations throughout the UK. The Company continues to have ambitious development and growth plans.

Hotel Description

Holiday Inn Aylesbury offers a welcoming, semi-rural escape, a cozy stay for discerning guests, as well as a charming and secluded spot to host events of all sizes. The conveniently located hotel is less than an hour from Heathrow Airport, with motorway connections nearby. The hotel offers 7 fully-appointed meeting rooms, with spaces seating up to 140 guests in comfort and privacy. While those looking for leisure will find plenty on offer, with delightful countryside, historic markets and designer shopping all close by. The on-site Starbucks is the ideal way to start any day.

Valor Hospitality Europe has established itself as a respected, successful and dynamic management company, known for having highly engaged people, delivering great levels of hospitality with commercial expertise second to none.

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