Reliably Different - Welcome to voco™, IHG’s new upscale brand.We call our Hotels voco™ – It means ‘to invite’ and ‘call together’ originating from Latin and representing our thoughtful, unstuffy and charming nature.Guests tell us that voco™ is fun without being vanilla, trendy without being alienating and premium, without being stuffy. This unique and playful attitude, combined with a consistent level of quality, sits at the heart of our brand here at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.Whatever we’re up to, at every instance, there are brand values and service behaviours that guide us... Brand values: Always dependable, Respect individuality & Be distinctive Service values: Count on us to; Be natural & Make every stay special.Drawing on IHG’s years of experience in delivering True Hospitality, voco™ Hotels gives people a different choice. Hotels that are reliable enough to depend on, but different enough to be fun. Our new family of hotels is connected by their individual characters, that make memorable travel dependable with unstuffy hotels, where people feel comfortable to relax, and just get on with relaxing. The moment a guest steps into one of our hotels, they walk into a genuinely memorable experiencevoco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, come on inStay interesting in stunning Hunter Valley accommodation at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley — a stylish manor-estate that’s sophisticated, yet knows how to host events and gatherings to remember. Experience comfort, style and history in rooms and suites designed for relaxing and celebrating in that perfectly balance me time and together time with rolling countryside views and rosé sunsets. After a warm welcome at our Hunter Valley hotel and smooth check-in, immerse yourself in nature, indulge in food and wine from our sustainable estate and our master winemaking neighbours.At voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, the glass is always full.voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley is currently looking for a Full Time Business Development Manager - Conference and Events to join our team.
Your day to day
Reporting to the Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing and General Manager; and being a key part of the hotel leadership team, you will ensure that all Sales efforts of the hotel are aligned and optimized. This will be achieved through leading and driving the hotels sales strategy, supported by thorough revenue analysis and sales effectiveness, to meet hotel revenue targets. Partnering with the hotels Business Development and Conference, Event & Weddings teams, you will be responsible for the pursuit and securing of opportunities to enlarge the hotels MICE sales, social and event base. Through the co-management of an assigned account base you will ensure that the hotel exceeds targets with the implementation of effective sales plans and activities to drive total revenue, brand preference and market share growth. This role is a hands on Sales leadership opportunity, with scope to support operations, grow your business development and event planning skills. In conjunction with the Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, you will also oversee the performance of the Sales team, by keeping them focused and aligned on sales and marketing strategies, revenue driving plans and client relationship management.
What we need from you
For this vital role, we’re looking for someone who:• You'll be an approachable person and have a real passion for providing connecting and seamless service to ensure a memorable guest experience• Dynamic, vibrant, confident and professional personality• Sales Leader experience with at least 2-3 years demonstrated performance in a hotel environment within Australasia• As a highly proactive and motivated leader with strong drive and accountability, you will have an in depth knowledge of sales principles, techniques and stakeholder management• You will need to display your understanding of industry dynamics, trends, and discipline, in addition to your ability to develop strategic sales plans, establish goals and objectives, set performance targets and deliver projects on time• You will also have a high level of confidence in communicating and presenting analysed data and information both verbally and written• Superior communication skills• Detail oriented• High standard of personal presentation• You must meet the legal requirements to work in this country
What we offer
Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care: that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - visit www.http://careers.ihg.com to find out more about us. So go on - show us how your passion and personality are the perfect fit to deliver memorable experiences to our guests. Find out more about joining us today by going to careers.ihg.com