IHG Business Development Manager | Crowne Plaza Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand

Business Development Manager | Crowne Plaza Auckland

Job Number EMEAA03527

Hotel Brand: Crowne Plaza

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - New Zealand - Auckland - Auckland


About us

There’s nothing complicated about dealing with business people.

They’re just people. Doing business.

By day, international marketing superhero. By night: fluffy bath robe and a box set.

Like Liz, who’s left her laptop cable in the cab. Or Mario, who’s secretly missing his cats. The early riser, who’s first in the gym. The sales team preparing for the ‘big pitch’ over a freshly prepared lunch. At Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, we embrace the new world of business and understand that Modern business travellers want a hotel (and a hotel team) that understands and supports them, helping at every turn.

Your day to day

Here at Crowne Plaza Auckland , we are looking for a 12 month Maternity Leave Cover from early February 2019 as a Business Development Manager to join our awesome Sales & Marketing team in the hotel.

Reporting to the Area Director of Sales & Marketing for New Zealand, your role is to generate revenue by leading and managing sales activities in line with the annual Business Plan and Strategic Sales Revenue Plan. You will also monitor competitors activities through client feedback and gather information relating to changing market conditions.

  • Selling to new, existing and prospective customers

  • Conduct sales calls as necessary to maintain current client portfolio

  • Working closely with IHG National Sales and Global Sales offices to deliver room night and revenue figures

  • Travel when required to promote the hotel and develop potential business in designated areas

  • Grow existing business and establish and pursue leads which will help deliver business

  • Assess sales and marketing data

There is so much variety in this role so why not apply now and you could be chatting to our team first hand and find out more!

What we need from you

  • 2-3 years related experience in a sales role

  • Experience across 2 or more market segements (Leisure, Corporate, MICE)

  • Hotel experience is very beneficial for the role

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Diploma in Hotel Management, Sales & Marketing or related field

  • Demonstrated proactive sales skills - in-depth knowledge of sales principles and techniques

  • Strong client management, problem solving and organizational skills

  • Effective communication skills, report writing and presentation skills

What we offer

Well, where do we start?!

  • An opportunity to kick-start your career adventure with a company that can take you around the world

  • Working alongside incredible people

  • Complimentary car parking in the heart of the city - this is a real bonus!

  • Complimentary dry cleaning

  • Surprise team building games and activities

  • Free meals during the week

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Please note that you must be able to prove your eligibility to live and work in New Zealand.