Assistant Conference & Events Manager

Industry:
Hotels
Department:
Sales and Marketing/PR
Job Role:
Banqueting Manager
Level:
Staff- Line level
Location:
Europe
Area:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
19-Sep-19
Recruiter:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Job Ref:
R170178

About us
Built as the headquarters for the Refuge Assurance Company in 1895 and extended in 1912, The Principal Manchester - as it's now known - is part and parcel of Manchester and its renewed status as the "Northern Powerhouse". Its clock tower is a part of the Manchester skyline - seen every day on the BBC local news - and a marker by which to get your bearings. The hotel has recently completed major renovations, which put The Principal Manchester centre-stage in our exciting plans as part of the launch a new, "urban lifestyle" hotel brand, including a destination restaurant and bar that we have created in partnership with some of the city's most respected restaurateurs.

Your day to day
The Principal Manchester are looking for an Assistant Conference & Events Manager to join their sales team.
This the iconic City Centre Hotel is offering a full time position and thinks you are its next Assistant Conference & Events Manager
The Principal Manchester, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
What is the main purpose of the role?
As our Assistant Conference and Events Manager, your role will be to support the Conference & Events Manager to coordinate and maximise conference and event enquires.
This role will require you to work to tight deadlines, as well as exceptional sales and negotiation skills
  Duties of a Assistant Conference & Events Manager include:

• Handling new incoming conference and event enquires in a timely and detailed manner whilst supporting the team with daily responsibilities
• Attending management meetings where applicable within the business in the absence of the departmental manager
• Driving revenue on a daily basis within the team by tracking Delphi activities, conversion levels, enquiry response times and key strategy decisions
• Organising and implementing monthly revenue conversion days
• General management of the events sales team regarding productivity and professionalism alongside the departmental manager
• Attend weekly revenue meetings providing informative reports on new enquiries, top 10 bookings per month, lost and refused business, activity levels
• Ensure that IHG data input standards are adhered to and assist with coaching the team where required
• Complete informative and regular competitor analysis across all sectors of the meeting and events business
• Keep a rolling count of individual quarterly incentive and support M&E Mgr with the motivating team to achieve their individual goals
• Utilising key negotiation skills with a view to securing the business within the hotel
• Providing professional and informative show rounds that are tailored to the clients' specific enquiry
What we need from you

• Previous Conference and Event Coordinator experience
• Be highly motivated and have a positive outlook
• Possess excellent communication skills
• Have previous experience with conference and event revenue strategies
• Be an all-round team player
• Highly organised individual with a meticulous eye for detail
• Thrive working u8nder pressure and to tight deadlines
• Have previous experience with Delphi/opera booking systems
What we offer

• A salary of £25,000 per annum
• 31 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)
• Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes
• Access to our Exclusive IHG Benefits portal, which includes discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring
• Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels
• Long service awards which increase with length of service
• Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online MYlearning portal
• Financial rewards for delivering sensational service
• Free meals on duty <br><br>${descr2}

Contact Details:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Tel: .
Contact: HR Department

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