Bosman - Conference Sales Supervisor - Rustenburg, NW, South Africa

Nicolaas Bosman

Rustenburg, NW, South Africa


I am a very professional and driven person who is very hard working, customer focused, helpful and friendly. I take pride in any task given to me and complete this to the best of my ability and equally I am a very good team player who always aim higher.

I love travelling and have done quite a bit of exploring during my time in England (UK). My hobbies are webdesign (not on a professional level though) and water skiing.


Conference Sales Supervisor

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I working as part of a conference team for the Holiday Inn, Cambridge (England) for the past 7 years and was in charge of ensuring the smooth running of our office on a daily basis. This role involve:
* Taking conference relates enquiries by telephone, email, fax or from online referrals.
* Checking availability on our diary management system and tailor-make a conference package to best suit a customer's requirements
* Up-selling the hotel's key features and benefits to the client.
* Making bookings on our system and effectively using the space and meeting rooms available to maximize revenue for the hotel.
* Gaining commitment from a customer and throughout delivering a high class level of service.
* Follow up on feedback afterwards and looking for future business.
* Making sales related calls to lapsed/past client to get more business through the doors.
* General office admin, running of reports & forecasts and reporting directly to the General Manager.

Hotel Duty Manager

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Working for the Holiday Inn, Cambridge (England) part of my job role as Conference Sales Supervisor involved being a Duty Manager which entail:
* Dealing with day-to-day hotel customer complaints and queries which goes hand in hand with problem solving in a polite and professional way to a high standard set by the InterContinental Hotels Group.
* Helping other internal departments during periods of staff shortages or illness.
* Reporting directly to the General Manager with feedback or recommendations.
* Doing departmental checks to ensure all equipment are in working order and act as first point of call for fire related evacuations.

Event Planner

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Working for the Holiday Inn, Cambridge (England) I was responsible for the planning events whether it be Weddings, Private functions and Christmas Parties. As part of this role I was responsible for:

* Taking events enquiries via telephone, email, fax or website referral.
* Design & tailor-make a package based on each client's requirements and budget.
* Promoting and up-selling the hotels features and benefits for private events by means of a full hotel show round.
* Making bookings in our Diary Management System.
* Regularly update clients on the progress of their booking, making appointments at regular intervals to discuss their requirements further and updating my records accordingly.
* Finally taking payment and doing a handover to our events team with detailed instructions and catering requirements.

Work History

Conference Sales Supervisor / Duty Manager

Holiday Inn, Cambridge (England)

October 2004 - October 2011

I have worked for the Holiday Inn, Cambridge for the past 7 years and have gained a very larg amount of experience in the hospitality industry. I have completed my NVQ level 1 & 2 in hospitality and was responsible for conference and private events planning.

Qualifications & Certifications

NVQ 1 & 2 in Hospitality

The City & Guilds of London Institute

Bothaville High School

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