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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney, Australia

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REF32127L

Account Director - Meeting & Events

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle


Company Description

Embark on a journey of luxury and excellence with Sydney’s iconic first international 5-star hotel! Sofitel Sydney Wentworth offers an unforgettable luxury escape, where guests discover the perfect blend of the French Zest and Sofitel luxury. 

We are currently undergoing a complete transformation and enhancing all the hotel facilities to continue delivering outstanding luxury service to our guests. Scheduled to complete the changes in Spring 2024, the hotel will provide an all-encompassing experience of entertainment, leisure, dining, conferencing and unparalleled hospitality.

The hotel is partnering with House Made Hospitality, Sydney-based and globally inspired hospitality group. Through this partnership we are setting new standards in the Australian hospitality scene and we are seeking a talented Marketer to help craft a unique experience where luxury reaches new heights. Apply now and be part of the “ Rebirth of a Sydney Icon”  with us!


Job Description

We have a rare and exciting opportunity within our Sales & Marketing team at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Hosting numerous events of all types, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth houses multiple event spaces, and a grand ballroom, with exciting, new restaurant and bar outlets to open in Spring 2024.

Reporting to the Director of Conference and Events, our full-time Account Director - Meeting & Events role will play an integral part in maximising market position of the hotel. The day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting hotel targets as outlined in the sales and marketing strategy and hotel strategy and budget documents
  • Management of an agreed portfolio of accounts
  • Submit reports on sales activities, competitor information market trends and any new opportunities as required
  • Providing market intelligence on a regular basis and understanding of competitor strengths weaknesses
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Conduct research to uncover opportunities, focusing particularly on “desirable business” and/or “need periods”
  • Research new business for Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with focus on lead generation and conversion

Qualifications

  • Has the aptitude and willingness to undertake further development with Sofitel.
  • Demonstrated passion for events and sales
  • Previous experience in reactive and/or proactive sales in hospitality industry
  • Previous experience in or in depth knowledge of conference and events market
  • Previous experience in managing customer relationships
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the sales process for large events
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines to achieve results

Additional Information

Joining our team will unlock generous local, national & international industry benefits on accommodation, dining, travel, wellbeing & more from Day 1. You will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment and be a part of the Hotel's future success. We offer discounted city parkingcomplimentary dry cleaningprogressive leave policies (including 10 weeks parental leave) and unlimited development opportunities as you learn from industry experts with international leader in Hospitality - Accor. We genuinely care about your success and want to help you grow on your journey with us. 

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, a new challenge in 2024, we look forward to finding out more about you and invite you to apply!

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