Overview

Job Number 22112138
Job Category Sales & Marketing
Location JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Non-Management

 

JOB SUMMARY

Maximizes revenue through increased bookings across all segments of the hotel. Provides an efficient and effective process to quickly handle customer enquiries within pre-defined parameters. Communicates booking information to all relevant departments. Effectively presents and sells all conference and banqueting products which meet customer needs.

SCOPE / BUSINESS CONTEXT

 · A Full Time position based at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai / Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa/ Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

 · Number of Direct Reports – 0

· Titles of Direct Reports – 0

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Experience

· Previous experience within a sales administration environment and MSO office

· Sales and co-ordination experience with relevant comparable market

· Strong administrative and interpersonal skills

· Understanding of sales data and its use

· Proven record of sales achievement

· Must be proactive

· Keyboard skills and computer input Skills and Knowledge

· Good selling skills and understanding of sales processes; can bring a sale to closure

· Possesses excellent telephone sales skills

· Good customer development and relationship management skills

· Knowledge of all Marriott Lodging products, cultures and brand strategies

· Basic understanding of need time strategy as developed by Revenue Management

· Knowledge of contractual agreements and legal implications

· Knowledge of food trends, food and beverage composition and menu planning

· Good sales skills to upsell products and services

· Ability to manage and balance group and local business

· Basic Knowledge of group business

· Ability to implement successful sales strategies for multiple properties

· Knowledge of operations and associated challenges for all brands

· Effective decision making skills

· Ability to influence others

· Good problem-solving skills

· Strong communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)

· Strong organization skills

· Ability to use standard software applications and hotel systems including SFA, NGS, Delphi, PMS, MARSHA etc.

· Good analytical skills

· Good negotiation skills

· Strong customer and associate relation skills

· Ability to develop and maintain relationships e.g., associates, customers, vendors

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

The following are specific responsibilities and contributions critical to the successful performance of the position:

· Convert business through proposal, negotiation and contractual agreement to ensure all revenue potential and targets are achieved.

· Liaise closely with clients to establish needs and expectations and maintain records to develop sales opportunities.

· Responds to telephone/email inquiries/ requests for group business in the defined timeline. · Create and maintain accurate customer meeting/event records in Opera capture feedback and make suggestions for adapting offering.

· Suggests positive alternatives through cross-referrals, and ensures that business booked is within hotel parameters. Processes all correspondence within acceptable agreed time lines.

· Monitor developments, innovations and best practice across the estate and competitor organizations and implement any process that will improve sales performance.

· Ensure follow up takes place with clients and opportunities are sought for repeat bookings. · Support other hotel associates on their development of sales awareness and selling skills.

· Prepares and maintains accurate account information and profiles in Opera

· Ensure that all sales opportunities are effectively cross-referred where possible using the appropriate cross-sell protocol.

· Produces contracts, proposals, BEO’s and other related booking documentation.

· Ensure strong knowledge of cluster Conference & Events products and selling strategies.

· Utilizes selling skills to book all aspects of meeting in one phone call.

· Proficiency in meeting room set-ups, A/V, and other support services

· Strong knowledge of all hotels in the cluster; selling features, benefits and objectives

· Understanding of contract management and legalities.

· Maximize revenue by up-selling creative F & B and other event options

· Understand hotels strategy as developed by revenue management

· Understand the individual and overall team goals for the department

· Systems and software knowledge (Opera, Microsoft Office, Internet, Marriott Global Source)

· Perceive the wider impact of issues on the immediate business environment

· Communicate the vision in the way that generates excitement, enthusiasm and commitment. · Focus on the customer and find ways to meet, exceed their expectations

· Build productive relationships with colleagues both internally and externally

· Identify and manage the best resources to effectively deliver project plans.

 

OTHER

Safety and Security

· Report work related accidents, or other injuries immediately upon occurrence to manager/supervisor.

· Follow company and department safety and security policies and procedures to ensure a clean, safe, and secure environment.

· Notify Loss Prevention/Security of any guest reports of theft. Policies and Procedures

· Follow company, hotel and department policies and procedures.

· Follows Marriott International Hotels Limited Regional Office policies and procedures

· Protect the privacy and security of guests and coworkers.

· Maintain confidentiality of proprietary materials and information.

· Ensure uniform, nametags, and personal appearance are clean, hygienic, professional and in compliance with company policies and procedures.

· Protect company tools, equipment, machines, or other assets in accordance with company policies and procedures.

· Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors and Management.

· Working hours as required to do your job but normally not less than 48 hours per week. Guest Relations

· Actively listen and respond positively to guest questions, concerns, and requests using brand or property specific process (e.g., LEARN, JW Symphony of Service) to resolve issues, delight, and build trust.

· Assist other employees to ensure proper coverage and prompt guest service.

· Anticipate guests’ service needs, including asking questions of guests to better understand their needs and watching/listening to guest preferences and acting on them whenever possible.

· Address guests’ service needs in a professional, positive, and timely manner.

· Engage guests in conversation regarding their stay, property services, and area attractions/offerings.

· Thank guests with genuine appreciation and provide a fond farewell.

· Welcome and acknowledge each and every guest with a smile, eye contact, and a friendly verbal greeting, using the guest’s name when possible.

· Supply guests/residents with directions and information regarding property amenities, services, and hours of operation, and local areas of interest and activities.

Communication

· Answer telephones using appropriate etiquette including answering the phone within 3 rings, answering with a smile in one’s voice, using the callers’ name, transferring calls to appropriate person/department, requesting permission before placing the caller on hold, taking and relaying messages, and allowing the caller to end the call.

· Speak to guests and co-workers using clear, appropriate and professional language.

· Talk with and listen to other employees to effectively exchange information. Working with Others

· Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.

· Handle sensitive issues with employees and/or guests with tact, respect, diplomacy, and confidentiality. Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with other employees and departments.

· Partner with and assist others to promote an environment of teamwork and achieve common goals. Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement

· Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards, e.g. GuestVoice and JW Marriott Brand Standard Audit. Physical Tasks

· Enter and locate work-related information using computers and/or point of sale systems.

· Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift.

· Read and visually verify information in a variety of formats (e.g., small print).

· Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 10 pounds without assistance.

 

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you’re happy, our guests will be happy. It’s as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you’ll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That’s The JW Treatment™.

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