IHG Conference & Events Co-ordinator in Manchester, United Kingdom

Conference & Events Co-ordinator

Job Number EMEAA03425

Hotel Brand: Principal Hotels

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - United Kingdom - England - Manchester

Description

Day to Day Role:

Reporting to the Conference Planning Manager, you will assist the conference and events sales department to co-ordinate and maximise conference and event enquiries and bookings to maximise revenue. You will build strong relationships with your clients through regular contact by telephone, e-mail and in person. You will also actively seek client feedback and sales leads wherever possible. All bookings will be made via our in-house system, creating written confirmations & function sheets.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with previous hospitality or conference & events sales experience. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with clients and colleagues at all levels are essential.

To be successful in this role, you’ll be highly organised with an eye for detail and you’ll thrive working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Given this role will involve using our booking system, it would be high beneficial if you have used Opera & Delphi before however this is not essential

What we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary

  • 28 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 e-learning portal

  • Financial rewards for delivering sensational service

  • Free meals on duty

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.

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all prospective employees are required to provide official documentation of their eligibility to work in the UK