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Group Sales Manager

Company: Sage Hospitality Resources, LLP
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Why us? The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown and Convention Center Are you looking for a place that will inspire and challenge you? Let us be that place, as we show you the joys of working in hospitality! Un-conventional (Location and Look) Approachable (Upscale Unexpected Service) Down to Earth (LEED and ELP Certified for sustainability efforts) Truly Colorado (Our Vibe) This Embassy Suites by Hilton is a gateway to Denver's lively downtown scene. Boasting a contemporary convention venue, our Silver LEED----certified hotel is within walking distance of the best attractions in the downtown area. The team at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown looks forward to sharing their experiences with you and can offer you an environment focused on learning and development. Come and choose your next career adventure at our Embassy Suites and not only have fun where you work but be a part of our unconventional, approachable, down to earth team! Submit your resume and application today! Employee Benefits * Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance for FTYR employees * 401(k) with Employer Matching * Discounted On-Site Downtown Parking * Hotel Discounts (Both Hilton & Sage Portfolio) Sage Values & Culture: At Sage we create a culture of belonging. Our team members serve with creativity, and passion. Sage associates execute unforgettable experiences and take pride in our communities. We set new standards in hospitality. Job Overview Meets and exceeds revenue goals by developing new group accounts and growing current hotel accounts in a profitable and win-win selling approach. Responsibilities Direct Sales: * Targets results-oriented high revenue potential sales calls to ensure a successful direct sales program, in accordance with goals established by department budget and marketing plan. * Must have own reliable transportation and possess a valid state driver's license in order to make sales calls. * Key Account Management: Maximizes current hotel key accounts by identifying and capturing those that offer revenue growth. * Achieves a minimum of 90% of productivity goals and 100% of activity goals, as established by management. New Account Development: * Captures competitor's accounts through networking, research and reader board surveys in order to target and solicit those most probable to generate new business. * Acquires referrals from existing accounts: Follows up on all leads within 48 hours of receipt in an effort to create new business for the hotel, and, when appropriate, sends leads to other Sage hotels. * Plans and implements an on-going Targeted Account Development "hit list" in order to create new revenue and acquire valuable hotel contacts, and contracts. * Continually targets and prospects for new business through telemarketing, individual creativity and innovation. Yield Management: * Utilizes yield management techniques by profitably negotiating room rates and function space commitments in order to enhance the hotel's financial performance. * Account Service and Management: * Maintains well-documented, accurate, organized and up-to-date file management system in order to serve client and employer in the most expedient, organized and knowledgeable manner. * Develops strong customer relationships through frequent communication and the use of professional, courteous and ethical interpersonal interaction. * Develops customer profiles and maintains an effective trace system, including trace dates and references, in order to best meet client needs, resulting in superior account service and increased revenues. * Promptly follows-up on all customer needs and inquiries in an efficient and expedient manner. Product Knowledge: * Conducts research, surveys, personal investigation and studies market place and territory in order to effectively capitalize on the hotel's strengths and competitor's weaknesses and capabilities. Time Management: * Focuses on revenue-producing activity and maximizes selling time by dedicating a minimum 90% work time on direct sales efforts. * Professionalism: Controls expenses while traveling on the property's behalf in order to minimize department and hotel costs. * Represents themselves, the hotel and Sage Development Resources, Inc. with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, a service-focused approach, and a caring, sincere attitude at all times. * Exhibits a positive and involved team attitude to all hotel departments and maintains open communications with all co-workers for the best overall performance of the hotel. * Displays a neat, clean, and business-like appearance at all times. Qualifications Education/Formal Training Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred. Experience Six months minimum in sales, customer service related position or hotel experience preferred. Knowledge/Skills * Requires knowledge of general sales techniques. * Requires yield management experience. * Requires highly developed customer service skills. * Requires ability to hear, speak, read and write English fluently. * Requires 12th grade level mathematics, spelling and reading skills. * Requires effective business writing skills. * Must be able to meet clients on and off premises, to tour property and attend functions, to climb stairs, use door keys and operate basic office equipment. * Vision to read fine print and computer screens, to see colors, to observe rooms in poorly lit conditions. * Understand and follow verbal/written instructions. * Work on more than one task at a time. * Develop strong internal and customer relationships. * Set and manage priorities and plan activities in advance. * Solve problems and make sound business decisions. Respond to coaching, feedback and training. * Strong and effective sales skills. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required while filing * Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients. Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs. Environment General office and hotel environment Benefits ? Medical, dental, & vision insurance ? Health savings and flexible spending accounts ? Basic Life and AD&D insurance ? Paid time off for vacation, sick time, and holidays ? Eligible to participate in the Company's 401(k) program with employer matching ? Employee Assistance Program ? Tuition Reimbursement ? Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more. ID: 2021-8129 Position Type: Regular Full-Time Property : Embassy Suites Denver Outlet: Hotel Category: Sales & Marketing Min: USD $60,000.00/Yr. Max: USD $75,000.00/Yr. Tipped Position: No Address : 1420 Stout St City : Denver State : Colorado EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

Keywords: Sage Hospitality Resources, LLP, Denver , Group Sales Manager, Sales , Denver, Colorado

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