Posted Date 4 days ago (29 / 03 / 2022 10 : 27)
Job Location The First Collection - Business Bay
Comprising of The First Group’s award-winning hotels and restaurants, The First Collection is an innovative lifestyle brand offering exciting hospitality services and unforgettable dining experiences.
The First Collection’s portfolio of five operational hotels are renowned for their world-class service and cutting-edge amenities designed to ease guests into their stay.
The First Collection at JVC opened in September 2021 and is the first branded and managed hotel under the group. Grand Heights Hotel Apartments , offers comfortable studios and one-bedroom apartments in the heart of the city, and is owned and managed by The First Collection.
Bringing to the market a range of franchised properties, the group also manages TRYP by Wyndham Dubai and Wyndham Dubai Marina , which are franchises of the Wyndham Group.
While Citadines Metro Central Dubai, offers hotel apartments in a prime location and is a franchise of The Ascott Limited.
The First Collection’s restaurants offer exceptional and original dining experiences that focus on creating unique lifestyle-driven dining concepts with a strong emphasis on quality and affordability.
The rapidly growing portfolio of restaurants, cafes and bars features a dynamic mix of homegrown brands and recognised International franchises, including MasterChef, the TV Experience the world’s first restaurant based on the global TV phenomenon.
With an emphasis on social dining, this exciting restaurant portfolio is helping establish the collection of upscale and upper midscale hotels among Dubai’s hottest gastronomic and lifestyle destinations.
With ambitious growth plans in the years ahead , The First Collection will be opening numerous upper scale hotels and a series of dining concepts throughout Dubai.
The Cluster Sales Manager groups is responsible for effectively soliciting and becoming familiar with all accounts.
Responsible for month-end reporting and tracking of account production.
He / she would be responsible for an increase in group room revenue by increasing production of existing accounts and development of new accounts.
He / she is also responsible for prospecting and closing on assigned accounts / territory to positively impact hotel revenues.
Maintain and participate in an active sales solicitation program.
Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
Regularly contact existing accounts based on the tracing frequencies of the account coverage requirements.
Meet or exceed sales solicitation call goals as assigned by the Cluster Director of Sales.
Invite and familiarise clients to our hotel portfolio with entertainment, lunches, tours and site inspections.
Assist in implementing targeted promotions related to major city events.
Assist in the preparation of required reports in a timely manner.
Be familiar with all sales policies, selling techniques with an emphasis on maximizing occupancy and Average Daily Rate (ADR).
Conduct a professional, thorough site inspection of the hotel with clients, exhibiting key features and benefits of the property.
Use your property’s computerized sales management system to manage the hotel’s business, including (but not limited to) generating reports, entering business, blocking space and building accounts.
Responsible for creating group recap sheet (GIS), Opera group blocks, pro forma invoices.
Prospect for new Group business. Track all Group leads (lost and turndown). Participate in transient, group and catering lead referral.
Develop and implement specific strategic account plans. Monitor production compliance.
Assist in updating and maintaining a clean Group database keeping both local and international separate.
Participate in trade shows, community & professional organizations to maintain high visibility.
International agency contacts is a plus.
Desired Skill & Expertise
At least Two years' experience as Cluster Sales Manager.
Thorough knowledge of UAE's hospitality sector.
Computer proficiency in MS Office and Opera.
Ability to lead and mentor a team.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
Advanced sales and negotiation skills.
Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and unbiased manner at all times.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Time management; the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Problem analysis and problem solving skills.
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