Sales Manager – Government Segment [Arabic Speaker]


  • Company:
    Marriott
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    General

**Job Number** 18003IP6

**Job Category** Sales and Marketing

**Location** Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates VIEW ON MAP

**Brand** Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott

**Schedule** Full-time

**Relocation?** Yes

**Position Type** Management

**Start Your Journey With Us**

Marriott International portfolio of brands includes 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.

**JOB SUMMARY**

Responsible for proactively soliciting and managing large group/catering related opportunities with significant revenue potential. Manages group/catering opportunities not handled by an Event Booking Center (EBC). Actively up-sells each business opportunity to maximize revenue opportunity. Achieves personal and team related revenue goals. Verifies business is turned over properly and in a timely fashion for proper service delivery. Responsible for driving customer/guest loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer/guest experience. Provides service to customers in order to grow the account on behalf of the company.

**CANDIDATE PROFILE**

**Education and Experience**

• **High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the sales and marketing, guest services, front desk, or related professional area.**

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; no work experience required.

**CORE WORK ACTIVITIES**

**Understanding Market Opportunities & Driving Revenue**

• Targets group/catering accounts, markets, or segments with heavy emphasis on proactive solicitation and account saturation.

• Partners with group/catering counterpart to effectively manage the business opportunity.

• Responds to incoming group/catering opportunities for the property that are outside parameters of the .

• Handles all opportunities if property does not participate in an EBC.

• Identifies, qualifies and solicits new group/catering business to achieve personal and each property’s revenue goals.

• Focuses efforts on group/catering accounts with significant potential sales revenue.

• Develops effective group/catering sales plans and actions.

• Designs, develops and sells creative catered events.

• Maximizes revenue by upselling packages and creative food and beverage.

• Understands the overall market – competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them.

• Closes the best opportunities for each property based on market conditions and individual property needs.

• Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business and negotiate contracts.

**Providing Exceptional Customer Service**

• Handles complex business with significant revenue potential as well as significant customer expectations.

• Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to enable future bookings. Activities include sales calls, entertainment, FAM trips, trade shows, etc.

• Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for group/catering sales opportunities.

• Supports brand’s Service and Relationship Strategy, driving customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.

• Provides excellent customer service in order to grow share of the account.

• Executes brand’s Customer Service Standards and property’s Brand Standards.

• Executes and supports the business Customer Service Standards and property’s Brand Standards.

• Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand.

• Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty by assisting the customer and ensuring their satisfaction before and during their program/event.

• Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their expectations, while building a relationship and loyalty to the property and brand.

• Gains understanding of the property’s primary target customer and service expectations; serves the customer by understanding their business, business issues and concerns, to offer better business solution both prior to, and during the program/event.

**Building Successful Relationships**

• Works collaboratively with off-property sales channels (e.g., , Market Sales, Strategic Accounts) to ensure sales efforts are coordinated, complementary and not duplicative.

• Manages and develops relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

• Uses sales resources and administrative/support staff.

**Additional Responsibilities**

• Utilizes intranet for resources and information.

• Conducts site inspections.

• Creates contracts as required.

• Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., generating proposal, writing contract, customer correspondence).

_Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws._