Sage Hospitality Resources Dir Sales & Marketing in Aurora, Colorado
Summarize the Role :
Sage Hospitality is set to hire an accomplished Director of Sales & Marketing to lead the sales team at the DIA Marriott at Gateway Park. We are seeking a proven leader to contribute to the property by being influential, driven, and ultimately committed to the continued success of the DIA Marriott at Gateway Park.
List Job Responsibilities:
Proven track record as a Director of Sales (3+ years), preferably with an upscale brand or Marriott Hotels
Technical skills as it relates to sales system management, weekly and monthly reporting and forecasting
Ability to set up and implement strategies that support the positioning of the property
Capability to ensure financial and revenue goals are achieved and sales productivity benchmarks are met
Experienced leader who can effectively hire, train and manage a team and ensure action plans and goals are attained consistently
Deploy and mentor the sales team to uncover new accounts in a highly competitive and saturated market
Establish and maintain strong and successful owner relationships; able to articulate the team vision and current strategies and/or challenges
Works within a team to develop programming and activations to increase awareness and revenue
Involved in the community and develops mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships
Why they want the job: What’s in it for you!
Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Live the SAGE DNA; enriching lives one experience at a time, future career opportunities with most hotel brands, large portfolio of hotels in Colorado and many more around urban locations in the US
Share Sage Values & Culture: Be part of Sage’s vision of being recognized by our customers as the best in the business through ensuring a culture that “makes the ordinary extraordinary!” You will find yourself as champion of this culture in every touch point of our business from our associates, guests, owners and communities. Enjoy the giving back to Denver that Sage is known for. Come work where you belong!
Meets and exceeds revenue goals by developing new accounts and growing current hotel accounts in a profitable and win-win selling approach.
Achieves a minimum of 90% of productivity goals and 100% of activity goals, as established by management.
Leads direct reports in a manner that achieves the properties sales goals and holds them accountable to their essential duties and responsibilities.
Direct Sales: Targets appointment-oriented 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 posses 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.
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.
Plans and implements an on-going Targeted Account Development "hit list" in order to create new revenue and acquire valuable hotel contacts, and contracts.
Plan and implement ecommerce and internet marketing strategies.
Promote the story of the brand and the hotel in the market, with the goal of increasing overall profitability of the property.
Adjust the sales plan according to changes in business and marketing trends, aggressively pursue the market mix and type of group and transient business that will best achieve the success of the hotel and support the selling philosophy, meet or exceed the budgeted goals in sales, profit and occupancy for the total hotel operation.
Maintain a current working knowledge of the competition, demonstrate a working knowledge of all hotel operation, and maintain an awareness and application of current state of the art sales techniques and practices.
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 service client and employer in the most expedient, organized and knowledgeable manner.
Develops strong customer relations 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 including travel on the property's behalf in order to minimize hotel costs.
Represents themselves, the hotel and Sage Hospitality Resources, Inc. with the highest level of integrity, 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.
Display a neat, clean and business-like appearance at all times.
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
4+ years of hotel sales management experience
3-5 years sales management experience
Requires knowledge of general sales techniques, yield management, and customer service skills.
Ability to Travel
Requires the ability to hear, speak, read and write English fluently.
Requires 12th grade level mathematics, spelling and reading skills.
Requires effective business writing skills.
Vision to read fine print and computer screens, to see colors, to observe rooms in poorly lit conditions
Understand and follow verbal/written instructions.
Be able to work on more than one task at a time.
Develop strong internal and customer relations.
Set and manage priorities and plan activities in advance.
Adhere to deadlines.
Solve Problems and make sound business decisions.
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.
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.
Sitting 85%, Walking 5%, Standing 5%, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing 5%
Must have dexterity/mobility to meet clients on and off premises, to tour property and attend functions, to climb stairs, and operate basic office equipment.
Office environment, weather exposure when making sales calls
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : Marriott DEN Gateway
Outlet: Not Applicable
Category: Sales & Marketing
Address : 16455 E 40th Cir
City : Aurora
State : Colorado
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability