Sales Manager – Malindi, Kenya

Job Category: Hospitality / Travel /Catering / Restaurant / Tourism
Our client an International Hotel Management Company is looking to recruit a passionate and competent Sales Manager for its hotel in Malindi. The ideal candidate will ensure that sales revenues are met and exceeded according to sales targets established by corporate sales.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform direct sales & reservations of individual travellers for the E. African market.
  • Prepare and price hotel banquet facilities and groups & meeting facilities and packages.
  • Participate and organize all trade sight inspections with detailed follow up.
  • Perform promotion, presentation and follow up of special offers and advertising.
  • Prepare and layout of company and yearly event programs.
  • Prepare and layout of action plan for educational and press trips.
  • Participate and organize all trade sight inspections with detailed follow up.
  • Knowledgeable of the competitive market and maintain a perpetual analysis of the travel industry.
  • Source advertising opportunities and monitor competitor initiatives on a weekly basis.
  • Fully conversant with sales business plan, objectives and with all hotels & co. marketing programmes
  • Accompany and follow up on site inspections.
  • Prepare weekly sales & marketing reports and participate in quarterly sales meeting.
  • Ensure payments in coordination with credit controller and financial controller.
  • Maintain appropriate standards for discipline and dress, hygiene, uniform, appearance, posture e.t.c
  • Maintain high level of awareness and exposure in major market areas.
  • Maintain systematic customer satisfaction statistics and customer claim reports.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sales & marketing or a related field.
  • MUST have 5–7 years experience as a sales manager in a busy & well established hotel.
  • MUST have experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
  • Must have business acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Problem-solving & analytical skills to interpret sales performance & market trend information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A positive 'can do ' attitude.
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Malindi Kenya
Career Level: Mid level
Salary: KES 80,000.00
Deadline: July 20, 2016

Applications

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job.