Sage Hospitality Resources Business Travel Manager in Portland, Oregon97240

Req # 5922BR

Job Title Business Travel Manager

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name The Nines Hotel

City Portland

State OR

Why Us The Nines, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland is seeking a Business Travel Manager to join their renowned team. The perfect candidate is passionate about service and creating indigenous experiences for each guest! Poised in the heart of the city center, within the walls of the stately Meier & Frank Building one of Portland's most beloved landmarks, The Nines honors the structure’s storied past, both in its striking decor and impeccable service. Individualistic design traits celebrate the surroundings of one of finest LEED Silver-certified hotels in Portland, providing the opportunity to truly experience the region's unique character. As part of Sage Hospitality’s Premier and Lifestyle division, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We are known amongst our staff, our owners, our guests and our communities as leaders in our field who are authentic, humble, innovative and flexible operators driven to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.

the Nines Hotel is certified Gold for Sustainability at Work in addition to being recognized in 2016 as Top Workplaces in Oregon. As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, The Nines offers perks that are comparable to progressive employers. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision and more to all full-time associates. Save on your parking and public transportation costs by using our pre-tax savings account. Our location is right next to the center of all for MAX lines and close to the Portland Streetcar, a prime location for driving, taking public transportation, biking, or even walking to work.

Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. Strategic. Daring. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference. If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at Sage Hospitality that await you.

Posting Overview

The Business Travel Manager is responsible for selling the hotel, developing sales contacts and performing sales activities in assigned markets. Exempt Sales Managers must spend more than 50% of their time outside directly selling. Must be able to engage customers, analyzes their needs, and creates tailored proposals. Negotiates and closes sales while achieving sales targets. Effectively communicates internally and externally through various methods and across all departments.

Requirements

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Knowledge/Skills

Strong sales techniques and yield management.

Professionally communicate and interact with clients and associates utilizing all methods of communication.

Develop budgets and financial plans as required by internal departments and clients.

Must have dexterity/mobility to meet clients on and off premises, tour property, attend functions and climb stairs.

Must have own reliable transportation and possess a valid state driver’s license in order to make sales calls.

Abilities

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.

Education/Formal Training

Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience

Six months minimum in sales, customer service related position or hotel experience preferred.

Material/Equipment Used

General office equipment: computer, typewriter, copier, facsimile, telephone, calculator, etc. .

Environment

General office and hotel environment

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.