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Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace

HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA BRUSSELS - LE PALACE Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace is a wonderful 4 star hotel, ideally located at the Place Rogier in the centre of Brussels. Located in the heart of the city, making it the perfect base for both tourist and business travellers. After exploring the centre of the city, and the main shopping area of ...
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Groups and Events Sales Executive - Brussels


Job ID: 51034
Job Views: 1026
Location: Brussel – Bruxelles
Sector: Hotels
Contract: Fixed: full-time
Posted: 11.17.2017

Job Description


We want you:
What’s your passion? Whether you’re into sports, fashion or adventure, at Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace we’re interested in YOU. We love people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who help us create a hotel guests love.

Thanks to an internal promotion, we have a job opening for a Groups and Events Sales Executive who wants to join a loyal, energetic and enthusiastic team.

You will sell groups and events by confirming clients’ enquiries into confirmations. This means that you are able to explore customers’ needs and understand the hotel’s strategy in order to propose customized sales offers. You follow up on requests in order to get client’s confirmations for their groups or events at Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace. You will be in charge of securing groups’ and events’ revenue for your client’s portfolio, as well as negotiating contracts, meeting customers and presenting them the hotel’s facilities and services.

Key responsibilities:
Handle in a timely and professional manner all groups and events enquiries, from the initial request till contracting the business, while complying with strategy and inventory guidelines.
Enter groups and events requests into Opera and send dedicated offers to clients through different channels such as e-offer, MeetingBroker, Cvent, StarCite, etc. Ensure accurate bookings and register all activities and notes of all sales calls.
Have an excellent understanding of the hotel facilities and services, of its price strategy and business targets.
Understand local competition and their SWOT versus Crowne Plaza.
Pro-actively identify customer needs and any other essential information such as budget, competition, history, etc.
Follow-up actively on offers as per Crowne Plaza guidelines and to up-sell and maximize revenue, while responding to clients’ needs.
Deliver efficient site inspections, familiarizations visits; customers’ entertainment activities (lunch etc).
Build strong relationships with customers to maximize return business, including contact with on-site customer during the event and after sales activities.
Ensure efficient handover of event contracts to Operations. Provide operational support whenever necessary and build an effective communication with the other departments of the hotel.
Make sure that all procedures for deposit, invoicing and payment are respected and liaise with the Accounting department.
Understand procedures and capabilities of the Operations team to optimize service delivered to the client and to ensure high profitability for the hotel.
Perform other tasks whenever required and indicated by the Hotel’s management.

Accountability:
Groups and Events Revenue, Meeting room occupancy, REVPOS, REVPAS, Business conversion,
repeat business.

Key Relationships:
Groups and Events Sales Director
Sales team
Hotel Operations
 

Job Requirements


Qualifications:
Ideally you have at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in the hospitality sector or you have background in the travel industry. You have excellent communications skills, written & oral proficiency in English and French. A good knowledge of Dutch is a plus. You have profound computer skills (Windows
and MS Office) and you already worked with Opera Sales & Catering. Other plusses are knowledge of the Brussels’ hotel market and IHG systems. We want you to know to be results-driven, but also being customer relationship oriented. You are a team player and you are willing to learn and you can adept easily to changes.

Offer:
In return, we’ll give you a competitive benefits package including salary and discounted
accommodation worldwide. You’ll have the chance to work with a great team of people, and most
importantly, we’ll give you Room to be Yourself.

Interested?
So what’s your passion? Please apply and tell us how you can bring your individual skills to Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace.
Send your CV, via MyTravelJob.be, to the attention of Nina Taymans, HR Manager