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  • Director of Convention Sales at InterContinental Hotels

  • Posted on: 30 July, 2014 Deadline: 16 September, 2014
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  • InterContinental Hotel Lagos is located on Victoria Island, in the centre of Lagos home to the majority of foreign embassies and multinational companies, making it the perfect residence for affluent business and diplomatic travellers. Built on an elevated terrain overlooking Lagos's port and the city below, the 19 storey hotel offers uninterrupted, spectacular views of Lagos Skyline. InterContinental Lagos comprises of 352 well-appointed, elegantly decorated rooms and suites as well as a Club InterContinental floor. Guests have access to an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, room service and the pool bar for lighter meal choices and snacks. The lobby lounge and cocktail bar is the perfect setting for casual meetings over coffee or drinks. In addition, for the health conscious traveller there is a health club bar serving fresh juices. InterContinental Lagos also offers exclusive business and conference facilities including a state of the art ballroom with a foyer area, and several additional flexible meeting and breakout. Other amenities include a fully-equipped gym, outdoor pool, and retail space.

    We are currently recruiting our Director of Convention Sales.

    Director of Convention Sales


    Job Description
    As the Director of Convention Sales at InterContinental Lagos you will be responsible for significant participation in the achievement of business objectives and corporate strategies in the area of event sales. Active selling of events and group bookings of the proposal and contract creation to invoicing. In collaboration with the Director of Sales and the Director of Revenue are responsible for the revision and active implementation of strategies, active monitoring of competitor developments in the market and own Initiative Development of tactics and strategies in order to maximize hotel sales.
    You will also guide your team so that all the requirements in terms of quality, the statutory requirements are met and the Group directives and a maximum satisfaction of our guests and employees is achieved.

    In return, we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which can include, healthcare support, pension scheme, Hotel discounts worldwide are available and the opportunity to progress your career with IHG. You'll have the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you Room to be yourself.

    Required Skills/Qualifications

    •     High level of passion, enthusiasm and drive for results
    •     4 years experience in convention sales at managerial level in the international 5* luxury hotel or hospitality
    •     Charismatic leader who can inspire, motivate and discipline a Sales & Marketing team
    •     Excellent communication skills across all mediums - presentation, telephone, correspondence, face to face etc. in English and preferably a 2nd language
    •     Drive for results to outperform competition
    •     Degree from a university or hotel school preferably in marketing or tourism/hospitality management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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