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Director of Sales & Marketing (Pre-opening) at Hotel Indigo Palau

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Hotel Brand: Hotel Indigo
Location: Palau, Palau

Hotel: Palau (RORRP), Koror Island

Job number: 129206

About Us

IHG® is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with a promise to provide True Hospitality for Good. Making everyone feel welcome and cared for, recognized and respected, whoever and wherever they are in the world. Join us and not only can you benefit from the world of variety and opportunity that comes with working for a global organization, but you can also look forward to being part of a company that will appreciate you for being you. We give you room to belong.

Hotel Indigo Palau

Hotel Indigo is an upper upscale boutique hotel brand with IHG, focusing on creating a uniquely local experience in each of our hotels. We deliver a beautiful perspective of the neighborhood, bringing its sights, sounds, and flavors into our space.

Hotel Indigo Palau is the first international brand hotel on the island with over 200 rooms and extensive dining and leisure facilities.

Do you see yourself as a Director of Sales and Marketing with Hotel Indigo Palau?

We are looking for innovative team members passionate about bringing to life an authentic Hotel Indigo experience, inspiring new stories and local connections for our guests.

If you understand this, and will help us bring to life a unique guest experience then we would love to hear from you.


Your day to day

We are looking for a dynamic Director of Sales and Marketing, who will oversee marketing-related sales, programs, and budgets and implement revenue targets and budget goals, evaluate team progress, and participate in securing sales and increasing the number of clients while identifying new ideas that will help drive the business and solving problems through strong interpersonal skills and efficient communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve budgeted revenues and personal/team sales goals and maximize profitability. Participate in the preparation of the annual departmental operating budget, the hotel marketing plan and business plan, and financial plans.
  • Create and implement sales plans that drive measurable incremental occupancy, increase average rates, increase volume, food and beverage and banquet sales.
  • Produce monthly reports and sales forecasts to analyze current/potential market and sales trends, coordinate activities to increase revenue and market share and monitor performance to ensure actual sales meet or exceed established revenue plan.
  • Manage day-to-day sales activities, plan and assign work, and establish performance and development goals for team members. Provide mentoring, coaching and regular feedback to help manage conflict, improve team member performance, and recognize good performance.
  •  Create and sustain a vibrant Social Media presence for the hotel & restaurant
  • Educate and train sales team that is responsible for developing new accounts, maintain existing accounts, and implement sales strategies. Ensure staff is properly trained and has the tools and equipment to carry out job duties.
  • Work with other department managers to ensure proper staffing levels based on guest volume.
  • Provide guests with information (example: loyalty programs, area attractions, restaurants, facility information) to enhance guest experience.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key clients and outside contacts in order to produce group and/or convention business, to include room sales and food & beverage sales.
  • Schedule conventions and/or business group activities at the hotel and coordinate with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the Sales Office and prospective clients.
  • Identify operational problems that reduce the effectiveness of marketing activities and overall hotel sales performance and work with appropriate department on solutions.
  • Develop awareness and reputation of the hotel and the brand in the local community.

What we need from you

  • For you to be the ideal candidate, you should have the following:
  • 8+ years of sales and marketing related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in sales, business administration, marketing or communications
  • Possess prior leadership experience in directly managing a department within similar hotel scope and display strong leadership competencies
  • Possess strong creative and analytical skills to create and assess impact of sales and marketing programs and be detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc. and may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Computer proficiency is required.
  • Highly developed written and verbal English communication skills to effectively negotiate, persuade, influence, and sell are critical
  • Proven track record of business milestones

 

What we offer

In return we'll give you a competitive benefit package including, hotel discounts worldwide and the opportunity to progress your career with IHG®. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to belong.

 

 

At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognised and respected – wherever they are in the world. Want to be part of the journey?

Hotel Indigo is an upper-upscale boutique brand that captures the true spirit of the neighborhoods our hotels belong to. With over 125 properties worldwide, we look for individuals that can inspire our guests to make unique discoveries. Opening the door to meaningful connections to the diverse people, places, and cultures of the local area. 

Making travel inspiring. It’s what we do.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today.

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