Midleton Park Hotel - Sales & Marketing Executive

Midleton Park Hotel are currently recruiting for an experienced Sales & Marketing Executive. The Sales & Marketing Executive will report to the General Manager and the Group Sales & Marketing Manager.  The Sales & Marketing Executive will be expected to primarily focus on targeting new business relationships with the objective of generating new revenue sources for the hotel. The role will also involve proactively coordinating local marketing/public relations and sales & marketing administration.

Main Duties:

  • Support the General Manager and Group Sales and Marketing Manager in achieving budgeted sales;
  • Confidently conduct face-to-face sales calls as agreed with the General Manager & Group Sales & Marketing Manager;
  • Present a tailored presentation to potential clients as required by effectively using a range of presentation skills;
  • Undertake telesales as and when required;
  • Identify and analyse competition, both locally and regionally;
  • To carry out market research and analyse business statistics both from portfolio and the booking engine.  Give recommendations to increase revenue based on this information;
  • Review, monitor and improve the hotel's online presence on official website and all third-party websites, reviewing content and images in conjunction with the Group Sales & Marketing Manager;
  • Oversee brochure, print material production and stock levels. To maintain and oversee photography and imagery for the hotel;
  • Liaise with the website providers of the hotel to ensure optimisation of our online position;
  • Maintain an accurate and detailed database of information on clients, develop new database and undertake the development of the direct mail-shot programme for the hotel in consultation with the Group Sales & Marketing Manager;
  • To work with the Group Sales and Marketing Manager to develop and adopt a Social Media plan and oversee that this plan is actioned by team members;
  • To pre-book and participate at various tradeshows, consumer shows events and exhibitions throughout the year;
  • To assist the Group Sales and Marketing Manager with advertising and ensure that that all adverts are placed on time, maintaining low costs and ensuring excellent attention to detail when proofing before they go to print. Achieve editorial when placing adverts;
  • Build relationships with journalists and develop PR in conjunction with Group Sales and Marketing Manager;
  • Development of e-zines and management of the website and PPC campaigns;
  • Site inspections and assisting the Group Sales and Marketing Manager with securing new corporate business through telesales and sales calls;
  • Assist with website development and maintain website ensuring that we are optimising on searches and google analytics;
  • Produce weekly reports which will support your weekly Sales & Marketing activities;

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant Sales and Marketing Qualifications;
  • At minimum, 2 years Sales & Marketing experience.  Sales & Marketing experience in a hotel environment would be a distinct advantage;
  • Strong outgoing personality, with excellent presentation skills, interpersonal skills and attention to detail;
  • Proven record of meeting deadlines and targets;
  • Full driving licence and own means of transport;

Contact Amy at ahorgan@talbothotel.ie for more information.

****Midleton Park Hotel is an equal opportunities employer****