KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of everything that needs to be done. Anantara employees always find new ways to look after the business, their guests, and their colleagues.
Within this, the key responsibilities for this position are :
Ensure that you fully understand the business strategy and positioning of the Anantara brand, and that you are able to effectively articulate this positioning in the marketplace.
Maintain a personal up-to-date knowledge on all Anantara product and service offerings, and the products, services, rates and new developments of key competitors, and an awareness of general industry trends.
Approach personal sales activities from a strategic perspective, understanding the relative importance and priority of the current account base, and directing personal sales efforts accordingly.
Continually review the actual production of each account against the potential for that account, and review suggestions for improvement with department leadership.
Focus on assertively establishing new client contacts and developing detailed information on the potential revenues from these accounts.
Achieve personal financial and non-financial performance objectives, working with department leadership to ensure these objectives are met.
Take responsibility for your own professional development, ensuring that you have the financial literacy, negotiation and face-to-face selling skills needed to successfully do your job.
Maintain accurate management status reporting on business results, and associated action planning.
Practice effective cost control and adhere to internal procedures for approval of expenditure
Actively participate in client familiarization trips, site inspections, sales trips and roadshows as required to meet the sales targets of the hotel.
Liaise effectively with all operational colleagues, providing support and information to ensure accurate delivery of our promise
Drive opportunities to upsell and cross-sell Anantara products
Maintain a full working knowledge of the IT support tools used in the world of sales today, including sales-specific software, property PMS, the Microsoft Office toolset
Ensure that all administration is processed quickly and efficiently.
With 2 to 5 years of experience in the same field
With good English communication skills; Arabic language is a plus
With good technical skills
With good knowledge in MS Office
With pleasing personality
Ability to handle pressure at work
Ability to multi-task