"Rev Man should have a strong background in Reservations and worked closely to a Sales environment to understand both side of the business, hotel site and needs as well as business side and needs."
This comment is what we read everywhere...
Why need to know how to take a reservation or about the way people make their reservation for a revenue manager ? It's even not about selling/marketing rooms (In case we talk about hotel revenue manager). It's all about business analytics !!!
It's like saying a "motor engineer" has to be a good driver. These are two different things.
What I mean is you don't need to spend years doing reservation/sales/marketing jobs. You need a good information system in order to provide data that you are supposedly capable to analyze ! Not everybody has the right skills for being good at reservation and sale and marketing and revenue management. Who can seriously pretend that. And even if... It's not relevant. For a revenue manager you have to have the skills of a revenue manager. And to have spent 3 to 5 years at school learning how to clean a room or to serve a plate doesn't teach you about linear regression, spreadsheet, database, etc.
With such way of thinking it's AUTOMATIC internal recruitment and the result is potentially the wrong person at the wrong place at the wrong cost !
I don't want to troll just expressing my opinion ! If someone feels offended then I am sorry in advance.
I would like to know what is your schedule where you work.
Monday to Friday ?
9 to 5 ?
Thank you for sharing.
And once again I don't want to troll.