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Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi

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Job description

Marriott International portfolio of brands includes Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.


JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for proactively soliciting and managing large group/catering related opportunities with significant revenue potential. Manages group/catering opportunities not handled by an Event Booking Center (EBC). Actively up-sells each business opportunity to maximize revenue opportunity. Achieves personal and team related revenue goals. Verifies business is turned over properly and in a timely fashion for proper service delivery. Responsible for driving customer/guest loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer/guest experience. Provides service to customers in order to grow the account on behalf of the company.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the sales and marketing, guest services, front desk, or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; no work experience required.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Understanding Market Opportunities & Driving Revenue

• Targets group/catering accounts, markets, or segments with heavy emphasis on proactive solicitation and account saturation.

• Partners with group/catering counterpart to effectively manage the business opportunity.

• Responds to incoming group/catering opportunities for the property that are outside parameters of the .

• Handles all opportunities if property does not participate in an EBC.

• Identifies, qualifies and solicits new group/catering business to achieve personal and each property’s revenue goals.

• Focuses efforts on group/catering accounts with significant potential sales revenue.

• Develops effective group/catering sales plans and actions.

• Designs, develops and sells creative catered events.

• Maximizes revenue by upselling packages and creative food and beverage.

• Understands the overall market - competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them.

• Closes the best opportunities for each property based on market conditions and individual property needs.

• Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business and negotiate contracts.

Providing Exceptional Customer Service

• Handles complex business with significant revenue potential as well as significant customer expectations.

• Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to enable future bookings. Activities include sales calls, entertainment, FAM trips, trade shows, etc.

• Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for group/catering sales opportunities.

• Supports brand’s Service and Relationship Strategy, driving customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.

• Provides excellent customer service in order to grow share of the account.

• Executes brand’s Customer Service Standards and property’s Brand Standards.

• Executes and supports the business Customer Service Standards and property’s Brand Standards.

• Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand.

• Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty by assisting the customer and ensuring their satisfaction before and during their program/event.

• Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their expectations, while building a relationship and loyalty to the property and brand.

• Gains understanding of the property’s primary target customer and service expectations; serves the customer by understanding their business, business issues and concerns, to offer better business solution both prior to, and during the program/event.

Building Successful Relationships

• Works collaboratively with off-property sales channels (e.g., , Market Sales, Strategic Accounts) to ensure sales efforts are coordinated, complementary and not duplicative.

• Manages and develops relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

• Uses sales resources and administrative/support staff.

Additional Responsibilities

• Utilizes intranet for resources and information.

• Conducts site inspections.

• Creates contracts as required.

• Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., generating proposal, writing contract, customer correspondence).

 
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Requirements

See description

Job type
Full-time
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department
Sales & Marketing
Languages
English
Starting in
As soon as possible
Contract duration
Indefinite

Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi

It’s a powerful feeling, to belong. It’s having a place in the world that fits. It’s working with people who treat you like family. And it’s what it feels like to work at Marriott. Bring us your passion and your determination to succeed. We’ll show you a world of opportunity that literally reaches every corner of the globe. If this sounds like the place for you, join us!

This is not a hotel. It’s an idea that travel should be brilliant. Only Marriott Hotels is advancing the art of hosting so you can Travel Brilliantly.

The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi is right in the center of the business hub. 14 state-of-the-art meeting rooms and facilities, roof-top pool. Diverse dining options including JW Steakhouse and Velocity. The Marriott Hotels brand’s target guest is known as the “Discerning Master Blender.” They stay in control by making educated choices that help them reach this next level. Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi helps them Travel Brilliantly. Are you ready to work for an energizing hotel brands like Marriott Hotels and Marriott Executive Apartments?

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