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Lead the PR Communications function for USA, Canada, South America & Asia. Develop and implement clear PR strategy Be principle geographic contact for media relations including briefing the Marketing Director and senior management for media activity. Craft and distribute all PR materials including press releases, media alerts, fact sheets and creative. Work closely with Marketing Team Actively seek out new opportunities for revenue generation by identifying creative story angles and aggressively pitch media to secure coverage for markets while developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key media contacts. Be responsible for all written communications including electronic and print communications with staff, contributions to company publications, marketing materials, websites and guest/community engagement communications. Work with other functions including HR, IT, Legal, Sales, Product to support their communications need.s Respond to media enquiries in a timely manner. Grow new and maintain existing media databases. Effectively communicate brand messages through all channels Publicise media coverage on company collateral and maintain conten.t Manage an agreed budget for geographic territory. Track media coverage and report PR results with recommendations for on-going improvement.
The best personality/character fit:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to get message across by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and nature of information. Ability to deal with a wide range of people with professional poise, tact and diplomacy. Must be fluent in written and spoken English Collaborating across geographies - manages systems, processes and people to facilitate result driven collaboration. Connects people, ideas and opportunities, sets an example by sharing resources, knowledge ideas and skills across the organization, builds helpful, productive relationships internally and externally Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of information and tools to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or positive behaviour change Planning and organization - able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as strategy, budget, deadlines and resources. Ability to quickly assimilate complex information and take independent action where necessary Resilience - strong ability to cope under pressure and work with ambiguity and constantly changing set of circumstances and issues. Manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions and sustaining performance in the face of pressure and set-backs. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy Minimum requirements (non-negotiable). Experience leading the PR Communications function for. The USA At least 5 years’ experience in the industry of corporate communications preferably within the travel industry Demonstrable leadership competencies such as team work, creative problem solving, flexibility, results driven, interpersonal skills (written, oral, listening, influencing, coaching, strategic communication planning). Familiar with effective ways to reach industry trade press editors, reporters, industry professionals and other influencer relationships through media relations, press releases and presentations, press conferences and calls, contributed articles, and social media .Experience across media relations, corporate communications, crisis management, public affairs and/or marketing communications .A track record of developing successful working relationships with industry trade press editors, reporters, industry professionals and other influencer relationship .Financially literate and commercially aware.
· Reference: LS-68602-1303 · Salary: 27K, Live out · Country: South Africa · Province: Gauteng · Date Posted: 13 Sep 2014 · Employer type: Leisure Company
A 5* Boutique Hotel is looking for Sales Executives!
Duties will include the following:
To acquire and maintain Tour Operator and Travel Agent Clients on behalf of The company. To reach certain set targets as predetermined by management: minimum of 40 telesales and 25 face to face calls per week, split into new and existing business.
No R-Value target will apply, thus no incentive scheme offered
To follow up on all leads given with feedback within 24 hours.
Keep a 100% correct database of Clients as well as a travel log record and communicate this on a monthly basis to Home Office.
To update Sales Report on a monthly basis with actions, follow-up actions and feed-back and hand in no later than the last day of the month or as required by Management.
Draw up and follow a pre-determined action plan on a three monthly basis.
To arrange and accompany Clients on site visits and educationals.
Maintain good working relationships with Management and colleagues at all Branches.
To represent the company at Workshops, Trade Shows and Exhibitions as required by Management.
They seeks a Sales Executive with the following qualifications:
Minimum grade 12 qualification with a tertiary diploma in hospitality an advantage. Minimum of 2 years experience in face-to-face selling and or working at Exhibitions with customers, preferably in the hospitality industry.
The candidate must have the following skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Be able to work under pressure.
Valid Code B (08), valid driver’s license with ability to travel to Head Office where this position will be based on a daily basis. Applicants must have a sound credit record. Own laptop, 3G, Cell phone will be required, funded from the basic salary provided. Person will have access to a company vehicle for sales calls on a daily basis. Vehicle to be driven from HO in the morning and be delivered back at the office after calls. Candidate will use own transport from and to home every day.
Solid experience of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and (Outlook) E-mail is required.
Ability to deal with a variety of people in a customer-orientated, friendly and patient way.
To be able to work on your own and be self-motivated.
Must be prepared to work flexible hours and be willing to travel around in a vehicle every day.
Must be fluent in at least English (verbal and written)
Must be able to travel and be away from home when required, most of the time for longer than one night.
· Reference: LS-68551-1210 · Salary: Negotiable depending on experience · Country: South Africa · Province: Gauteng · Date Posted: 12 Sep 2014 · Employer type: Hotel
4* 250 roomed hotel seeks candidate with previous hotel sales experience and be passionate about selling, who will be responsible for selling the company portfolio to their current database as well and any other new clients (corporate and government sales). The person will be required to go and visit clients and host site visits at the hotel. MS Office and working knowledge of RoomMaster and Rendezvous (or similar). 5 ½ day week with shift work over weekends.
Applicant who do not have the above specific hotel sales experience, will not be contacted or communicated with! Open to South African citizens only or non citizens with a valid work permit/visa. Own vehicle essential.
· Reference: LS-68444-0810 · Salary: R15 000 + TRAVEL ALLOWANCE + NO other benefits · Country: South Africa · Province: Gauteng · Date Posted: 08 Sep 2014 · Employer type: Hotel
4* 250 roomed hotel seeks candidate with previous hotel sales administration experience and be passionate about selling. The position requires this person to perform various administrative and reporting tasks within the sales department to Support the sales team by guiding and administering sales operations; monitoring and reporting sales results. Must be computer literate: MS Office and working knowledge of RoomMaster and Rendezvous (or similar). 5 ½ day week with shift work over weekends.
ONLY APPLICANTS WITH HOTEL EXPERIENCE will be considered so please do not apply if you have not worked in hotels as you will not be contacted or communicated with! Open to South African citizens only or non citizens with a valid work permit/visa.
· Reference: LS-68443-0810 · Salary: R20 000 gross no benefits · Country: South Africa · Province: Gauteng · Date Posted: 08 Sep 2014 · Employer type: Hotel
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