E-Commerce Manager

  E-Commerce Manager  Position the brand website as the priority channel of electronic distribution, and to optimize the hotel’s overall digital presence.            Kempinski Hotel Muscat          Key Responsibilities\: Ensuring accuracy of the property content and presentation on the brand and GHA websites, as well as third party portals, directories and websites where the hotel is listed and/or distributes inventory.Report, analyse and act upon the Kempinski website statistics (using brand key performance indicators);Assist in reaching the targeted website sales and distribution goals.Ensuring consistent brand delivery through social and digital channels.    Supporting the brand’s channel and distribution strategy.Ensure website content (picture and text) is always up to date in all languages available, according to the corporate standards, and as per the CMS guidelines (on Kempinski.com and gha.com)Ensure mobile website (m.kempinski.com) is properly updatedMonitor and assist the Revenue Manager/Director in ensuring rate parity throughout all electronic distribution channels.Liaise with the corporate office for deploying website enhancements and functionality upgrades.Review and maintain rate and room type descriptions in OWS (e.g. translations, images, etc.) in coordination with the Revenue Director/Manager.Support and liaise with various departments to ensure optimal content delivery (PR, F&B, Marketing, Sales).Create and implement promotional content for special offers and packages, in coordination with the hotel’s Marketing and Revenue Managers.Ensure that Local Experiences are published on gha.comReview the ranking of the hotel website on search engines, and update the hotel website with relevant search terms and adequate keyword frequency to ensure that the hotel website gets the best possible natural page rank in the languages available.Update and optimize meta descriptions and tags.Analyze budget investment vs ROI for corporate SEO activities.Prepare and send, with regular frequency, corporate Email Newsletters to all qualified guests/individuals that have subscribed to receive the hotel e-newsletter.Ensure emails are in line with the strategy and corporate guidelines (i.e. Corporate Identity, preferred vendors and systems).Analyze email productivity and profile segmentationAssist Revenue Directors/Managers in optimizing up sell messaging during guest reservation cycle.Update and manage the hotel representation and social media channels as per corporate policies and guidelines.Ensure proper monitoring and active response of the hotel’s social media presentation and online reputation management tool, maintaining consistent representation of the brand.Develop and implement e-marketing initiatives for the hotel key feeder markets to increase the number of qualified visitors to the hotel website thus increasing revenues and conversion.Monitor and report brand name hijacking that dilutes direct web revenues.Establish and implement the hotel’s annual advertising plan for all digital channelsAssist on matters related to creative and media planning for PPC and display campaigns.Ensure brand and marketing messages on electronic channels are consistent with overall marketing activities (i.e. special promotions/offers etc.)Review and monitor your hotel’s primary competition set on a regular basis online and ensure/maintain competitiveness and “web appeal”.Ensure the picture quality loaded on all brand and 3rd party web sites and social media are according to the corporate identity guidelines.Identify signature shots representing both, the hotel and the brand.Analyze the website user behavior, site performance, source of referrals, etc; and act accordinglyAnalyze the website production (bookings) reports available from website statistical package and/or from the hotel’s Opera property management system.Provide monthly reports on website KPI to the management team of the hotel and the regional and corporate offices, including brand web contribution as % of rooms revenues.Participate in mandatory corporate web related trainings offered and brief the respective heads of department where necessary.Participate in the monthly Revenue & E-Commerce corporate calls.      
Desired Skills & Qualifications\:Minimum of high school, Baccalaureat (Abitur), A-level exam and a Professional Certification (Bachelor, University Degree, Hotel School Diploma).Content Management SystemA minimum of 2 year experience in Web & electronic Distribution. A proven track record of increasing traffic of a hotel website.Experience with web reportsEnglish – excellent oral and written skillsArabic – excellent oral and written skillsGood Keyboard skills and proven working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include MSWord, MSExcel and MSPowerpointAbout KempinskiHoteliers since 1897, we have travelled the world in search of the most fascinating destinations without ever forgetting the finest traditions of our European heritage. We are dedicated to please, educated to entertain, and we never compromise on the European elegance of service. We pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. And for our employees, we provide a stage on which they can flourish and realise their full potential. Embrace an experience as individual as you are!

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