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Event Sales Assistant - Southport Job
Part time less than 30 hours
Pontins Southport Holiday Park
Britannia Hotels is the fastest expanding independent UK hotel group, currently we have 51 hotels (and growing) and 6 Pontins Holiday Parks. A fiercely independent, innovative and thriving company, our success has been built on the can-do attitude of the people who work for us.
The Event Sales Assistant job will be based at Ainsdale House at Pontins Southport.
This will be 40 hours per week, over 5 days, Monday to Friday.
Start and Finish times will be – 9am – 5.30pm (½ hour lunch break)
To report to the Marketing Manager.
Work as part of the Pontins Events Sales Team with the objective of maximizing Event Sales Revenue across the group.
Gain a full knowledge of the Pontins Parks, venue space, facilities and accommodation.
Have the ability to confidently relay this knowledge to potential clients when enquiring about the Pontins Product.
Pro-actively generate leads for new business via previous and new clients.
Cold calling potential customers to prospect for new business
Form and maintain strong relationships with these new contacts in order to encourage repeat business.
Be able to build relationships and communicate with key employees at the 6 parks who will act as Pontins representatives for show arounds and operational meetings.
Be able to understand and compose templated contracts for different event types.
Negotiate the terms of an agreement / negotiating on price, costs and specifications with clients
Exceed sales goals/targets
Follow all standard procedures and policies ensuring deposits and contracts are signed, received and recorded timely and accurately
Key Skills and Competencies
Previous experience in hotel/leisure industry, preferably sales orientated.
Strong verbal and communication skills, good telephone manner.
High level of attention to detail – especially when working with contracts as it is vital these are accurately completed.
Professional personal presentation.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
Be able to work well independently as well as in a small team.
Be able to manage, organise and prioritise your own work load in a pro-active manner.