Director of Sales

Do you thrive in an independent culture? The opportunity to see the impact of your strategy and hard work first hand? A culture where opportunities don’t just happen, you create them? 
We’re an independent, destination hotel pouring experience, imagination, and passion into delivering “hilltop magic” for our guests. As such, our business is going from strength to strength, and we are seeking to expand our award-winning team! We’re looking for a talented and experienced Sales Professional to join our team on property in this newly created stand-alone role of Director of Sales.
Home-based with the ability to travel nationally, this role will be critical in driving the future success of our business. There’s no “Head office” guiding your strategies, so this really IS a role, where you get to see the real impact of your sales leads and the relationships you nurture. 
What's in it for you? 
Exceptional people deserve to be recognised and rewarded, and in addition to an industry leading salary, you can expect an extensive and evolving benefits package including: 
The financial bits... 
A non-contractual bonus scheme of 25% of your salary
Access to hundreds of online freebies & discounts with Perkbox 
Salary sacrifices schemes to help you buy a bike, laptop, phone, white goods, or gym membership
Discounted room rates for yourself and your family
35% discount in our food and beverage outlets
Free parking on site
Free meals, and unlimited tea and coffee on duty saving you £1000 a year! 
Supporting your Health & Wellbeing 
Private medical insurance 
Free health cashback plan for you and your family
Use of our onsite gym 
Mental health and wellbeing support, for you and your immediate family
24/7 GP services, for you and your immediate family 
Reward and Recognition 
A team that celebrates success together, achieves together - at our many social events, you’ll be sure we recognise winning contributions
A non-contractual bonus scheme of 25% of your salary 
Development never stops…
Bespoke career development and learning opportunities – supported by internal and external mentors and coaches. 
What you will be doing 
As Director of Sales, you will be responsible for: 
  • identifying and driving new Meeting and Events business within the national and local agency scene
  • identifying and driving new Meetings and Events business with direct clients both locally and nationally 
  • working effectively within the local corporate area, ensuring market share of transient corporate accounts, managing new business leads and developing potential accounts for the hotel 
  • account managing all current clients, ensuring repeat business and incremental growth 
  • identifying all sales potential within the local area, attending local networking events as appropriate
  • maintaining a high presence in the national events agency arena
  • effectively managing relationships with lapsed business within the hotel 
this is certainly a role, where if you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference, you’ll be in the right place - you just need to bring the desire and knowledge to make an impact! 
Is this role right for you? 
People are at the heart of success so there’s some non-negotiables! It’s essential you are the right fit for our team – someone who shares our vision that regardless of your role, PEOPLE sit firmly number 1 on our agenda. Your personality and character will be infectious and be your stand out sales tool! 
To be successful, you’ll need to be highly connected within the national agency arena. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate tonnes of examples of winning and retaining new business and therefore its likely you’ll have a minimum of 5 years in a senior sales role within the independent hospitality or travel industry, preferably in a hotel environment. 
This is a stand-alone role with no direct reports – so the ability to work autonomously, manage your own diary and administration is key. 
What next?
If you are keen to develop your career with a progressive, people-focused independent spirited business and this is a challenge that excites you, then apply now! This IS a step worth taking! Don’t let the exciting opportunity to be part of our #hilltopmagic, pass you by! Send in your application, we can’t wait to see it! 
We are committed to fostering a culture where everyone can be their full self, contribute and feel like they truly belong working here - welcoming applications from all backgrounds to broaden the diversity within our teams. We work to make your journey with us as inclusive as possible, and individual to you, so we encourage you to let us know if you’d like a little extra help with your application, or if you have individual requirements at any point along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please get in touch with our team – or contact the people team on 02028 939 0268. Be confident, we’ve got your individual considerations covered. We recruit against our values in our selection process to ensure everyone is the right fit for our culture.  

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