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The Fairmont Winnipeg Reservations Agent – Corporate Reservations Representative (One Year Contract) Full Time in Winnipeg, MB

The Fairmont Winnipeg

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Position:
Reservations Agent – Corporate Reservations Representative (One Year Contract)
Location:
Winnipeg, MB

Reservations Agent – Corporate Reservations Representative (One Year Contract). Answers the Reservations / Corporate Partners telephone line, and uses…

Reservations Agent – Corporate Reservations Representative (One Year Contract)
Primary Location : Canada-Winnipeg-The Fairmont Winnipeg
Employee Status : Limited Term

Reservation Agent – Corporate Reservations Representative

Two important business elements at The Fairmont Winnipeg are business travel and individual leisure travel. The Corporate Reservations Representative assists in achieving a competitive advantage in these crucial segments.

Hotel Overview: Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba — at the historic corner of Portage and Main — The Fairmont Winnipeg luxury hotel extends the naturally warm reception of the Prairies. Just step outside our Winnipeg hotel and the city is at your feet.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director or Revenue Management, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Answers the Reservations / Corporate Partners telephone line, and uses professional communication skills, sales technique, and reservation standards to maximize revenue and create positive customer experiences.
  • Maintains positive relationships with key corporate partners and travel agents by responding to customer inquiries, improving processes, and participating in relationship building activities (ResPlus Luncheons, Site Inspections, customer recognition events).
  • Responds to e-mail, fax, and written inquiries in a professional business manner, using appropriate grammar, sentence structure, and letter structure. Drives revenue by integrating sales techniques into written correspondence.
  • Works with clients to troubleshoot issues relating to distribution systems.
  • Ensures timely payment of travel agent commissions and responds to travel agent commission inquiries.
  • Responsible for maintaining a detailed database of all corporate account information, as well as communicating this information to the appropriate departments.
  • Acts as a liaison between the hotel and the Global Reservations Centre, taking ownership for troubleshooting issues and streamlining communication.
  • Assists with group-related reservation activity as required (rooming lists, etc.).
  • Assists with weekly reservations reports such as 30-Day Competitive Availability and other reports as necessary.
  • Provides feedback to Revenue Manager of rate resistance, package requests and other market information.
  • Carries out other special projects and duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates Fairmont Service Plus Standards and Fairmont Values in all interactions with both colleagues and guests.
  • Adheres to all colleague health and safety responsibilities.
  • Adheres to the hotel’s environmental policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma required. Post-secondary hospitality degree or diploma an asset.
  • At least one year hotel or office experience, preferably in a Front Office or guest contact position.
  • Epitomizes a professional business manner, demonstrating an ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong ability to use sales techniques and relationship-building skills to drive positive business results.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of responsibility and accountability, making strong independent business decisions when necessary.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in Property Manager, Excel, Word, and Outlook. Minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute. MFR (myfairmont Reservations) experience an asset.
  • Commitment to providing excellent guest service that exceeds expectations, with a history of responding empathetically and with urgency to guests’ and team needs.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and make decisions in a personable and self-confident manner.
  • Proven ability to remain focused and service-oriented in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks within strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Shows strong initiative.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends – hours will be primarily Monday-Friday, but shifts may be scheduled according to changing call patterns, functions, and corporate partner events.

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Frequent sitting throughout shift.
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, walking and standing.
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps.

Visa Requirements: To be eligible for employment with The Fairmont Winnipeg, you must be in possession of a working visa for Canada. We do not provide offer letters to applicants seeking to get their work visas. Applicants must have their work visas in place prior to applying.

APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you’ll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Job Level : Colleague
Schedule : Full-time
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Closing Date : 24.Jul.2015, 10:59:00 PM
Job Number: LOM00308

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-10
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