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Director of Sales and Marketing - Holiday Inn, Cairns

About us: Join the IHG Family, and the supportive team at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside! The property is located in front of the Cairns Esplanade – the Great Barrier reef, beautiful palm trees & sunshine will be on the doorstep of your workspace.

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Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside offers 173 stylishly appointed rooms & suites, each with its own private balcony along with versatile conference & event facilities. This is a great opportunity to work with a global brand!

            Your day to day

We are looking for a Director of Sales and Marketing to join us at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside. 

Reporting to, and supported by the General Manager, you will be responsible for the overall function of proactive sales, marketing and PR to drive measurable improvement in business performance, profitability and return on investment and support the continued development of the IHG brand within this region. You will develop Marketing and Sales budgets and forecasts, producing, implementing and monitoring action plans to ensure objectives are achieved.  In addition, you will be analysing current and potential markets/trends whilst coordinating all activities to maintain and increase revenue and yield through added business volume and increased rate.

You'll be an integral member of the hotel's management team, providing expertise and direction of all aspects of the Sales and Marketing activities in line with the overall business strategy.  As part of the leadership team, you will support the operational departments throughout the hotel and ensure a smooth on brand guest journey.  Maintaining Company Brand Standards, performing Market Analysis for your hotel and the planning, development and implementation of promotional strategies and marketing plans will be key parts of your role.

Effective communication with the General Manager and close contact with key stakeholders, including owning companies and IHG corporate office is essential in the development of the hotels markets in line with overall strategic direction.  Indirectly you will also be required to work with the Food & Beverage team to drive and maximise revenue opportunities for Restaurant and Bar, and MICE markets.  This role will be target focused with clear requirements for reporting but also requiring the ability to adapt and change the hotels strategy in response to market conditions.

            About you

- Ideally, you'll have a minimum of 5+ years' experience in a Sales and Marketing senior role.  
- You'll have excellent client management, financial and time management skills.
- You will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of various market segments.
- A proven record as a hunter and converter of business.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills.
- Ability to develop strategies and achieve set targets.
- Opera system experience is preferred, however not essential.

You must meet the legal requirements to work in Australia.

            What we offer

In return for your hard work, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary and benefits package.  And because the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts brand belongs to the IHG® family of brands, you’ll also benefit from all of the opportunities that come from being part of a successful, global hospitality company with over 5,000 hotels in over 100 countries around the world. Some benefits include:
- Paid birthday leave
- Hotel perks like generous accommodation and food and beverage discounts
- Enhanced parental leave
- Proactive health days and flexible work options
- Your career journey will be supported through our lifelong development program
- IHG Career Milestone celebrations
- Transfer of entitlements as you move and grow with IHG
- Access to our discount retail platform that makes your pay go even further

We are proud to be IHG and we know you will be too. Visit to find out more.

So whoever you are, whatever you love doing, bring your passion to Holiday Inn and IHG and we’ll make sure you’ll have Room to be yourself. 

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the "Apply' button. Start your journey with us today.

At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognised and respected – wherever they are in the world. Want to be part of the journey?

Travel is a journey. We help make it a joy. 

Starting with a warm, inviting welcome for all guests, whether traveling on business or for fun, enjoying a quick night, or relaxing for the week. At Holiday Inn®️ we thrive on making our guests stays brighter, helping them create memories that will last a lifetime. Irresistible smiles are our specialty. We should know, we’ve been on our journey since 1952. So if you can help us spread the joy of travel to all, we’d love to give you a warm welcome to the Holiday Inn®️ family. Let’s Go Further Together.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today.

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