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Sales Manager

Country: UK

City: Leeds

Hotel/Office/Restaurant: Park Plaza Leeds

Department: Meeting & Events Sales

Type of employment: Full-time

Level: Management

Date posted: 11/09/2017

Closing date: 10/03/2018

This vacancy has now expired.

Love providing great service and being part of uplifting moments? Take the next step in your career with us as a Sales Manager at Park Plaza Leeds. Park Plaza is the ideal location for you to develop your skills and shine in a collaborative team environment.

At Park Plaza we love to celebrate the individual. We believe every one of our team members has a contribution to make and personal touch to share with our guests and colleagues. We’re always striving for excellence and know that if we invest in our team members, they’ll invest in us. For an engaging work environment where the little things are celebrated along with the major milestones, you’ve come to the right place.

From its central location overlooking City Square, Park Plaza Leeds offers swift access to Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airports, and the UK’s key motorways.

The hotel’s 187 renovated guestrooms include Executive Rooms with enhanced space, super-king-sized beds, double-aspect city views and VIP amenities. Guests can upgrade to receive Executive Lounge access. The 20th floor houses four Suites including a Penthouse with panoramic views, designated lounge and dining area, and separate cloakroom.

Dining options include the award-winning Chino Latino Pan-Asian Restaurant & Bar, Scene Lobby Bar and a tempting 24-hour Room Service menu. The hotel’s fitness suite has weight-resistance

Key tasks & responsibilities

  • Develop & maintain relationships with account contacts and through in depth development gain a complete understanding of the account.
  • Create an account development plan for key accounts in line with the SOP.  To include activities that will support the achievement of the account targets.
  • To be fully conversant regarding account statistics, production figures, hoteligence opportunities, market share, discretionary business, feeder market analysis, business patterns for all accounts managed.
  • Generate new business for Park Plaza Hotels and manage existing accounts within Park Plaza Leed’s agreed sales territory
  • Achieve budgeted goals by executing sales activities within assigned market segments
  • Meets budgeted sales and profit margins for group business, by soliciting, selling, and confirming business as required
  • Follows up on sales leads generated by other departments through Take The Lead, competitor board spotting and client events
  • Coordinate transient and group room commitments to insure proper market mix in consultation with Revenue and GM
  • Ensures customer satisfaction  by overseeing the communication between  various departments  related to booked business
  • Participate in projects as required by GM and Regional Director of Sales UK  
  • Highlight Park Plaza as a brand and educate the bookers about our products, benefits and services including Look to Book and Club Carlson.


We are looking for

  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working as a Sales Manager (or similar role) within a 4* Hotel
  • Previous experience of working with Opera PMS, Sales & Catering would be advantageous
  • Previous experience of pro-active sales is essential
  • As an individual you will be hard working, organised, a team player and have excellent communication skills. You will be able to self motivate, as well as motivate others, and always be professional in appearance & presentation
  • Commercial awareness; able to display financial acumen with regard to driving sales and achieving targets
  • Due to the nature of this role, there will be frequent travel required


Park Plaza isn’t just a great place to work - it’s a great place to take your career to the next level! We love seeing our team members fulfil their potential and always work together to achieve more with our learning & development offering, enhanced training and competitive salary and benefits.

As one of the world’s fastest-growing hotel brands, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts boasts a choice of contemporary upscale hotels in key city centre locations and resort destinations around the world. We believe that what truly sets us apart is the quality of our smart, engaging service – our talented and motivated team members bring the Park Plaza brand alive by going out of their way to make our guests feel valued and appreciated.

One of the world’s fastest-growing hotel brands, Park Plaza is part of PPHE Hotel Group Limited, which owns, leases, develops, operates and franchises full-service upscale and lifestyle hotels, predominantly in Europe.

From the everyday uplifting moments to huge achievements and everything in between, we’re there every step of the way. Park Plaza. Be part of it.

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