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Sales Manager

Lake Como, Italy

Sales Manager

  • Lake Como
  • Sales & Marketing Division
  • Full time

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates or has under development over 40 hotels with more than 11,000 rooms in 25 countries in key business and leisure destinations. Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como is a sanctuary of calm, nestled on the sunny forest shores of Lake Como. 19th Century Villa Roccabruna is at the heart of the resort, which features a total of 21 rooms, 52 suites and two-stand-alone private villas, skilfully renovated to create a sense of modern Italian elegance with a subtle oriental charm. Idyllic lake views can be enjoyed from the resort‘s restaurants, which include L˜ARIA Restaurant, CO.MO Bar & Bistrot and the Pool Bar by the resort’s floating pool on the lake. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como is the largest on the lake, with two private spa suites, two treatment rooms, a beauty studio, a next-generation Technogym fitness centre and a holistic heat and water experience area.

 

Sales Manager

The Sales Manager is responsible for, but not limited to, hotel total revenue goals and quality targets. The Sales Manager supports the Director of Marketing and Commerce in establishing the resort within local and international markets and securing business for long lasting relationships with key partners and accounts. The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience in a similar position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the company culture daily to ensure Guest Satisfaction and the achievement of Mission Statement.
  • Together with Director of Marketing & Commerce, agrees and implements rate strategy & actions for the assigned segments and territories.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations both within the department and with other departments.
  • Handles qualify, proposal and follow up of transient, group and event enquiries and actively engages with clients to maximize business conversion.
  • Ensures a sales approach in every lead, customizing offers and ensuring that a luxury and positive attitude is always guaranteed.
  • Supports Event Department in handling groups and events.
  • Participates in external sales appointments, sales trips, fairs and tradeshows when appropriate and relevant for every market segment.
  • Participates in local events and sales calls, including property site inspections and familiarization trips.
  • Handles relationships with travel agencies, tour operators, event and wedding planners and corporate accounts.
  • Demonstrates proactivity to bring back former clients and acquire new ones.
  • Follows internal financial policies, manages and verifies client payments and outstanding balances.
  • Uses systems to pull out reports and analyzes figures and data consistently.
  • Enriches existing database, ensuring time efficiency and data accuracy as per MO policies.
  • Attends daily departmental meeting.
  • Follows company grooming policies.

Specific Requirements:

  • Fluent in English and Italian. Other languages are a plus.
  • Creative thinking and bespoke approach to client requests and needs.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Package.
  • Charming and dynamic approach to clients and colleagues.
  • Problem solving attitude.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Energetic, dynamic and enthusiastic.
  • Available to flexible hours.
  • Available to travel (local and international).

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