Director of event sales

  • The Connaught
  • Events
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented Director of Events Sales to join our outstanding events team at the 5-Star Connaught Hotel.

Found at the heart of Mayfair village, The Connaught blends tradition with contemporary flair. With its bespoke service, 3,000-piece art collection, two Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and London’s only Aman Spa, it has always been the choice for connoisseurs of the art of living well. Jean-Georges at The Connaught offers all-hours informal gourmet dining; and the exquisite Connaught Bar has won prestigious awards for its masterful mixology.

Main duties & responsibilities

As Director of Events Sales and Head of the department you will join an exceptional team within this high profile hotel.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing the strategic direction
  • Overseeing the day to day office operation whilst driving sales for the Connaught’s private events and meeting rooms

Entry requirements

You will be an experienced leader with a track record of achievement in:

  • Successful events
  • Client relationship management
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Profit and Loss analysis
  • Managing and developing others.

Ideally you will:

  • Have knowledge of the London conference and events market 
  • Have knowledge of Delphi and SMS systems
  • Be a natural and confident communicator, with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels. 
  • Take an organised and proactive approach to your role
  • Have proven experience in sales business development as well as managing the requirements of a demanding office within a high profile hotel environment

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and family across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • 50% food & beverage discount across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Vast range of learning and development programmes, for colleagues and managers at all levels
  • Opportunities for transfer and promotion across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Social events & activities
  • Wellbeing events & activities
  • Critical illness cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional benefits & initiatives may be available in local properties

Terms & conditions apply to all benefits

Eligibility

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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