Account Manager Sports & Entertainment

  • Contract
  • Watford
  • Posted 2 months ago


Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 6,900 properties with more than 1M rooms in 122 countries and territories. In the 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 18 world-class brands, with the emergence of the Tempo brand and including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world. We have more than 110 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors

Position Statement:

Putting the customer at the heart of what we do and making their lives easier is key to this role.The Account Manager Sports & Entertainment will proactively manage and grow key accounts for Hilton Worldwide. The role will look after these accounts on a national, regional, and global basis, where relevant and be accountable for the performance of their account portfolio.They will create and communicate the account strategies to drive increased market share and demonstrate value to both internal and external customers.The Account Manager will develop account plans to drive market share into Hilton as well as identify and manage new business opportunities.The role will also have an element of Business Development and identifying new accounts outside of their account base

Position Summary:

Sports and Entertainment are two of the markets with the strongest predicted growth currently – are you the person Hilton is looking for to support our growth within these markets?We are looking to hire an exceptional Account Manager to work in the HWS team with other Account Managers and Directors and will be responsible for driving both transient and group business into Hilton’s portfolio of hotels.

You should have experience of working within either segment as well as excellent communications skills with the ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders across all levels of business. This is a fast-paced environment, so you’ll also need the skills of a circus juggler – not kidding!

The Account Manager will be responsible for a set number of accounts to penetrate across all segments of the business. The activities will include managing transient RFP’s, driving Group business conversions, organizing familiarization trips, and presenting to customers on new hotel openings.Business Development could include negotiating transient and group agreements to drive share and attending relevant tradeshows representing Hilton Worldwide.

Planning Activities 25%

·Develops transient and group strategy and direction for the account base in line with revenue strategies.

·Total account management focus, quickly identifying which segments of the business have the most opportunity to drive share.

·Identifies and evaluates new business opportunities within their current account base.

·Executes strategic account development plans and supports communications of key messages internally and externally.

·Establishes procedures and processes in relation to managing the account portfolio to drive market share.

·Accountable for the delivery of the strategy and activities of their account base.

·Develops strong relationships with key hotels that receive business from the account portfolio understanding the hotels individually strategy.

Organizing Activities 25%

·Implements plans to ensure overall strategic direction of the account base and supports the company’s revenue strategies.

·Directs assignment of tasks ensuring optimum allocation of resources, utilising Hilton Direct

·Ensures relevant updates are sent both to internal and external stakeholders.

·Establishes and develops long term effective working relationships with key customers to drive business.

·Networking with sub account handlers and global leads where relevant.

·Strengthening relationships with key hotels and aligning strategies where relevant.

·Maximizing all opportunities by developing relationships with third parties

·To build, implement and communicate the account strategies, delivering the expected targets.

·To develop Account Plans that specify objectives timescales and sales activities to support the defined account strategy and ensure maximum opportunity for account penetration.

·Accurately identifies the level of influence and decision-making power of contacts in the customer organisation and uses these to secure business.

·Attendance at Industry Conferences and events.

·Accountable for communicating the strategy, account plans, and activities on a quarterly basis, along with relevant issues, opportunities, and successes.

Directing Activities 15%

·Executes organisational directives to Sales Support & Hilton Direct encourages achievement of goals through motivation, communication, and leadership.

·Reviews Account Plans on regular basis, updating Salesforce records accordingly.

·Implements account specific marketing initiatives to help drive the business.

·Agrees marketing activity to underpin the account strategies and deliver increase market share.

Staffing Activities 15%

·Ensures regular 1:1’s are conducted with Sales Support & Hilton Direct as appropriate to accomplish goals.

Controlling Activities 20%

·Assesses actual performance versus the target to ensure success and takes corrective actions where necessary.

·Ensures Account Development plan is followed and achieved providing feedback as necessary.

·Maintains Salesforce to ensure accurate and up-to-date customer account information is kept.

·To ensure information relating to customer requirements, interests and marketing activities is kept up to date in Salesforce.

·Work with the support team (Sales Support & Hilton Direct) to ensure tasks are carried out as directed by the customer.

·To provide accurate management reports to review account performance and communicate future.

·Reviews customer base to determine new opportunities for account penetration.

Supportive Functions

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the requirements of the company.

·To communicate regularly with the account team (where applicable) to ensure productive and effective meetings are established and customer information cross referenced and to ensure relevant hotels are aware of the customer value when dealing with a tender coming from a specific customer.

·Attendance at sales workshops.

·Involvement in various projects to support the wider HWS team’s strategies.

·Additional supportive functions as appropriate.

·Support Colleagues to with face-to-face appointments with our clients.

·Plan and attend the Familiarization Trips that are detailed in the account development plans to support driving market share.

Direct Reports

·None but may have responsibility to support and work alongside Sales Support Teams as well as Hilton Direct

What are we looking for?

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

·Excellent communication skills:presentations, written and public speaking.

·Ability to direct collaboration among cross-functional teams including external resources.

·Ability to analyse departmental financial data to make strategic and tactical decisions.

·Leads by example to resolve conflicts, introduce change, and ensure collaboration among others.

·Demonstrates the highest standards of ethical behaviour and absolute discretion with sensitive information.

·Ability to take initiative to identify, prioritise and implement actions required to achieve functional goals

·Strong problem-solving skills including ability to address any issue in collaboration with others, identify and prevent potential problems and develop problem solving skills in others.

·Ability to work independently and manage the work of others.

·Ability to adjust plans and priorities as situations change.

·Prioritizes, organizes, and uses a systematic approach to get things done.

·Ability to think and articulate a vision for business sales and capable of translating this into practical and tangible actions.

·Self-reliant, working with minimal control and direction.

·Takes calculated risks to achieve results in consultation with immediate supervisor and other relevant team members.

·Contributes and is effective when team working with peers.

·Has good relationship management skills and presents the appropriate professional image to customers and external contacts.

·Can handle more than one task/situation at a time.

·Adapts quickly and positively to any new situations.

Required Qualification

·To hold a university degree or experience in lieu thereof

·Significant work experience in customer facing, revenue generating roles including management experience

·Experience working in multi-cultural or international settings

·Fluency in English

·Proficient in Microsoft office applications

Preferred Qualifications

·Hospitality industry experience preferred in Sales, Marketing, Revenue or Operating roles

·Account management experience in Sports and Entertainment markets

·International experience advantageous

·Proficient in Salesforce CRM

Job: Sales and Marketing

Title: Account Manager Sports & Entertainment

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Requisition ID: EUR014XJ


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