Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Director of Sales – Saudi Nationals – (in English)

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Kempinski Al Othman Hotel

The spectacular new five-star Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar offers sweeping views over the Al Khobar skyline. A wide range of rooms and suites are available, as well as 18 stunning, designer-styled apartments that combine the ultimate in elegance, space and comfort with all the services and amenities of a five-star hotel.

Director of Sales 

Lead, direct and motivate the Sales team. Ensure the yearly sales budget is achieved and surpassed. Responsibility for extending the management standards and quality guidelines in the department set by the DOSM and to assume complete management responsibility for all activities of the department in the absence of the DOSM, in line with the hotels mission, vision and objectives. Be guiding, team oriented, democratic and empowering.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of Sales & Marketing during preparation of the yearly revenue & expense budget.
  •   In consultation with the Director of Sales & Marketing, establish and direct the organization’s financial, administrative activities and operational procedures to ensure the yearly revenue and expense budgets are achieved.
  •     Prepare and submit relevant administration in a timely and accurate manner such as sales call schedules, sales call reports, monthly reports of the sales team to Director of Sales & Marketing.
  •    Ensure all Sales personnel have sales targets, personal sales plans and a personal incentive.
  • Ensure all Sales personnel are registered in the K Star programme and submit the monthly status to the programme leader.
  • Formulate strategies in order to run an effective Sales team.
  • Follow up on weekly sales reports from all professional sales team members for presentation to the Director of Sales & Marketing.
  •      Monitor all outstanding balances on all department accounts and follow up with all professional sales team members in a timely fashion
  •      Work closely with all professional sales team members in the preparation of personal sales goals on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and complete a report and analysis at the end of each month.
  •       Replace the Director of Sales & Marketing during their absence.
  • Understand, follow and communicate the company sales vision.
  • Promote the action of cross selling of other Kempinski Hotels with all sales colleagues.
  •       Responsible for ensuring all enquires are responded to within 24 hours.
  • Responsible for organising team building activities.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining good relations with all Kempinski Sales Offices.
  • Responsible for greeting all site inspections at the Hotel.
  • Responsible for the conversion ratio of the Group Department.
  • Be aware of all market trends and check with Director of Sales & Marketing for urgent action.
  • Carry out duties, projects and other assignments as required by the Director of Sales & Marketing.
  • Be aware of all fire, health, safety, emergency and security procedures in the hotel.
  • Attend the international fairs, road shows maintain and build strong relations during these events.
  • Use empowerment and give the team the chance to take initiative at all times.
  • Provide guidance to team members at all times.
  •       Develop organizational commitment: Take care of the team’s morale, motivation, loyalty and motivation.
  • Build trust and team work.
  • Identify new trends, recruit and develop new talents together with the Director of Sales & Marketing.
  • Set priorities, develop managerial work strategies (e.g.: use of delegation), establish necessary methods to track and monitor to ensure effectiveness.
  • Set performance standards, linking budget to performance, reporting results and holding the sales team accountable for results.
  • Be a role model for all team members in terms of work & life balance, time management, dedication to guest engagement, dedication to quality work.
  • Analyse performance of the sales team, address strengths and improvement areas in order to improve effectiveness.
  • Train, develop and coach team.
  • Follow up on achievements of the team and properly recognise the success of team members.
  • DAILY:
  •    Seek out and target new customers and new sales opportunities, initiate action plan to approach and secure new business for the company.
  •    Provide leadership to the day-to-day operations of the sales department, while maintaining focus on the company’s strategic goals.
  •  Develop and / or maintain and improve business relations with all customers of the company.
  •       WEEKLY:
  •       Attend weekly Yield Meetings.
  •       Attend weekly Sales & Marketing Meetings.
  •            Responsible for reading the weekly sales call reports and give necessary guidance if  / when needed. 
  •          Conduct sales calls with the Sales team. 
  •          During the Director of Sales & Marketing’s absence attend weekly promotions meeting.
  •          MONTHLY:
  •       Responsible for ensuring all monthly reports are sent to the relevant people. 
  •           Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel. 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum three years of experience in a same position
  • Ability to work and communicate in multinational environment
  •  Negotiation skills 
  • Problem solving, Decision making and developing others 
  • Target and results oriented 
  • Must be Saudi national 

About Kempinski

The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, we are committed to providing our guests with memorable journeys inspired by exquisite European flair. We believe life should be lived with style.

Each year, an increasing number of guests come to appreciate these qualities, as Kempinski adds new, exciting destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. While this growth reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand, the collection will remain a limited one, where exclusivity can be nurtured and individuality can flourish.