Hilton Hotels & Resorts Careers – Sales Manager

Job Title:    Sales Manager
Organisation: Hilton Hotels
& Resorts
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Job Number: HOT0299R
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts:
Hilton Hotels
& Resorts is an international chain of full service hotels and resorts and
the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. The Hilton Hotels brand remains one of
the company’s flagship brands and one of the largest hotel brands in the world.
The company places marketing emphasis on both business travel and leisure
travel with locations in major city centers, near airports, convention centers,
and a number of vacation resorts and leisure-oriented hotels in popular
vacation destinations around the world.
Job Summary:  The Sales Manager will support the Hilton
Hotels and Resorts in the analyses of local market trends and competitor
activity to recommend strategies that keep the hotel a leader in the
marketplace through the development of future and repeat business.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Responsible for the analysis of local market trends
and competitor activity to identify business leads.
·        
Develop customer accounts and travel within the
local area to drive business into the specific hotel/cluster and to increase
market/customer share in all revenue streams
·        
The incumbent will negotiate room rates/packages
with corporate clients
·        
Develop and implement creative local marketing
channels, including social media channels
·        
Prepare company contracts for the hotel in
accordance with current business and pricing conditions
·        
Work within current business strategies and
recognising potential opportunities
·        
Work closely with other departments in the hotel to
create an exceptional Guest experience and build strong, comprehensive sales
programs
·        
Attend Sales events, as required
·        
Prepare and submit accurate and timely reports that
meet the needs of the Sales Director and senior management to include the
reporting of appointments, calls made and business leads
·        
Answer customer queries in a prompt and professional
manner
·        
Manage staff performance in compliance with company
policies and procedures
·        
Recruit, manage, train and develop the Sales team
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicants for the Hilton Hotels & Resorts Sales
Manager should ideally hold a Degree-level qualification in a relevant field
·        
Positive attitude with excellent communication
skills
·        
Passion and commitment to delivering a high level of
customer service
·        
Excellent grooming standards
·        
High degree of flexibility to respond to a range of
different work situations
·        
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and
under own initiative
·        
Experience in a sales role with a proven track
record to close a sale
·        
Working knowledge of local market
·        
Appreciation and general knowledge of hospitality is
an added advantage
·        
Passion for sales and for achieving targets and
objectives is desired
Job Benefits: Your benefits
will include a competitive starting salary and holiday entitlement. As an
employee you will become a member of The Hilton Club which provides reduced
hotel room rates in our hotels worldwide, plus discounts on products and
services offered by Hilton Worldwide and its partners. We look forward to explaining in
detail the range of excellent benefits that you would expect from a global
hotel organization like Hilton Worldwide.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading
hotel and resort brands, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, should apply online by
clicking on the web link below.

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