Cluster Account Director| Sales Centre – The St. Regis Singapore

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Job Number 19000PQE
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Location The St. Regis Singapore| Singapore| Singapore
Brand St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

Start Your Journey With Us
The St. Regis brand first established luxury hospitality more than 110 years
ago| with the opening of the St. Regis New York. From the moment John Jacob
Astor IV opened the doors of his Beaux-Arts masterpiece on New York’s Fifth
Avenue| St. Regis has stood as a symbol of uncompromising elegance and bespoke
service. Today| with more than 40 of the best addresses around the world| St.
Regis is a place where trends are born| boundaries are broken and guests can
simply live exquisite. We invite you to explore careers at St. Regis.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for proactively soliciting and managing group/catering-related
opportunities. Manages group/catering opportunities not handled by the Event
Booking Center. Actively up-sells each business opportunity to maximize
revenue opportunity. Achieves personal and team related revenue goals. Ensures
business is turned over properly and in a timely fashion for proper service
delivery. Responsible for driving customer loyalty by delivering service
excellence throughout each customer experience. Provide service to our
customers in order to grow share of the account on behalf of the company.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the sales and marketing|
guest services| front desk| or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration|
Marketing| Hotel and Restaurant Management| or related major; no work
experience required.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Understanding Markets & Maximizing Revenue

• Identifies new group/catering business to achieve personal and property
revenue goals.

• Understands the overall market – competitors’ strengths and weaknesses|
economic trends| supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them.

• Closes the best opportunities for the property based on market conditions
and property needs.

• Monitors same day selling procedures to maximize room revenue and control
property occupancy.

• Gains understanding of the property’s primary target customer and service
expectations; serves the customer by understanding their business| business
issues and concerns| to offer better business solution both prior to| and
during the program/event.

Conducting Daily Sales Activities

• Responds to incoming group/catering opportunities for the property that are
outside parameters of the Event Booking Center.

• Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business
and negotiate contracts.

• Uses sales resources and administrative/support staff effectively.

• Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g.|
generating proposal| writing contract| customer correspondence).

Providing Exceptional Customer Service

• Supports the company’s service and relationship strategy| driving customer
loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.

• Services our customers in order to grow share of the account.

• Executes and supports the company’s Customer Service Standards and
property’s Brand Standards.

• Provides excellent customer service consistent with the daily service basics
of the brand.

• Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and
loyalty by assisting the customer and ensuring their satisfaction before and
during their program/event.

• Partners with Event Management and/or Operations in providing a customer
experience that exceeds the customer’s expectations.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service
levels.

• Attends pre- and post-convention meetings to understand group needs| obtain
feedback on quality of product (e.g.| rooms| meeting facilities and equipment|
food and beverage)| service levels and overall satisfaction.

• Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and
loyalty by assisting the customer and ensuring their satisfaction before and
during their program/event.

• Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the
appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their
expectations| while building a relationship and loyalty to the company.

Building Successful Relationships

• Works collaboratively with off-property sales channels (e.g.| Event Booking
Center| Market Sales| Strategic Accounts) to ensure sales efforts are
coordinated| complementary and not duplicative.

• Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to
enable future bookings. Activities include sales calls| entertainment| FAM
trips| trade shows| etc.

• Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer
base for group/catering sales opportunities.

• Manages and develops relationships with key internal and external
stakeholders.

• Provides accurate| complete and effective turnover to Event Management.

Additional Responsibilities

• Utilizes intranet for resources and information.

• Conducts site inspections.

• Creates contracts as required.

• Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand.

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