Sales | Listed 16 November

Atura Wellington – Conference & Events Sales Manager

Work type
Full time

About Us:

Atura is a collection of urban, industrial and art inspired hotels, high on character, service and value, at Atura, we give you more. Our guests escape the humdrum and step into somewhere that’s always full of surprises. Atura is part of EVT, a proudly Australian-owned company with over 100 years’ experience in hospitality, entertainment and leisure in Australian & New Zealand.

About the Role:

Atura Wellington is a 108 room 3.5 star hotel catering mainly to corporate and government travelers, and are looking for a full time Conference Sales Manager to drive our 5 unique conference spaces.

Are you positive, proactive and passionate about the hotel industry? Do you have exquisite communication skills, amazing attention to detail and experience in an Events role? Then we want to hear from you! Atura Wellington is looking for a bright, shiny superstar to manage our successful Conference & Events department.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the management of all conference and events sales while maximising yield management.
  • Review business plans, identifying gaps and ensure proactive measures are taken to fill capacity and meet set targets.
  • Participate in the compilation of and active involvement in the budget and business plan process for room revenue related areas.
  • Understand competitors and market trends to develop and implement strategies ensuring the hotel is competitive in every opportunity.
  • Guarantee the accuracy of bookings data specifically related to tracking agent and/or company productivity, booking channels and source coding.
  • Assist the Sales Manager in identifying new sources of residential conferences, special events and group bookings.
  • Facilitate and attend networking events, site inspections and internal showcase events.
  • Assist with the coordination and running of special events as required.
  • Coordinate and liaise with other hotel departments to ensure an efficient flow of communication.
  • Arrange, facilitate and attend meetings with management, owners, hotel departments and/or team members as required.
  • Conduct post event follow up calls for every event with the aim of getting detailed client feedback and also securing repeat business.
  • Ensure revenue and payments are calculated and posted correctly on a daily basis in accordance to the contract of each event.
  • Report on conference, events and group holdings as required and pointing out any changes that may impact operations.
  • Manage assets within the conference department so as to protect their long-term investment value. 
  • Maximising the efficiency of the department, ensuring a 24-hour turnaround on enquiries, accurate quotes, contracts, BEO’s and details on iVvy whilst maintaining a high service standard.
  • Guarantee the running of the department in accordance to hotel policies, procedures, guidelines and manuals to ensure compliance, safety and profitability.
  • Create, distribute, and manage departmental roster effectively ensuring that strategies and practices are in place to facilitate the efficient and effective staffing of departments such that financial and service targets are achieved.
  • Reviewing and responding to client feedback effectively and efficiently, developing and implementing solutions to specific service problems.
  • Enthusiastically motivate the conference team to contribute to the hotel profitability through up selling and utilisation of the workings of yield management.
  • Be a brand ambassador for the hotel as well as EVT.

The Perks:

  • Paid Wellness day per year
  • 50% off Food & Beverage at EVT properties NZ wide
  • Parking included while on shift
  • Renowned for our refreshingly local, down-to-earth experiences.
  • Incredible team member discounts from your first day on-the-job.
  • 50% off stays at EVT hotels – Rydges, QT, Atura, JUCY Snooze and more.
  • $2 movie tickets, plus Moonlight, Gold Class, Candy Bar discounts and more.
  • Rapid career growth opportunities through our EVT network.
  • Local community involvement, volunteering and charitable giving.
  • Australia and NZ’s largest and most diverse experiences company.
  • As part of a larger chain of hotels, EVT, there are opportunities to develop and learn new skills in different hotels in NZ and Australia. We are looking for future stars of hospitality and want to assist in development as much as we can.

If this sounds interesting to you please apply today, we look forward to receiving your application.

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