Sage Hospitality Resources Sales Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The AC Hotel Minneapolis is in search of an energetic, experienced Sales Manager to join our dynamic team! Located Downtown in the Hennepin Theatre District, our guests enjoy thoughtful service and a modern mindset that elevates every travel experience. From check-in to check-out, we’ve carefully curated each element of our hotel to provide a sophisticated retreat that’s rich in style and substance. Our contemporary rooms feature upscale amenities including Smart TVs that stream media from your own devices, along with mini-fridges and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Guests enjoy European breakfasts from the AC Kitchen along with tapas and evening drinks at the chic AC Lounge. Ideally situated within walking distance of the Target Center and Nicollet Mall, we cater to travelers looking to immerse themselves in the energy of Downtown Minneapolis.
Our 245 room AC Hotel is part of the fastest growing Marriott segment. We are looking for a motivated, proactive Sales Manager with knowledge of the Minneapolis market. This is a great opportunity to use your creativity in selling a unique, brand new property.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by high-performing investments from coast to coast. With the advantage of hands-on experience, we’re also changing the way luxury in the hotel world looks. Developing modern, independent hotels with unique style, artistry and branding—creating places that people go to, not through.
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.
The Sales 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
Six months minimum in sales, customer service related position or hotel experience preferred.
General office equipment: computer, typewriter, copier, facsimile, telephone, calculator, etc. .
General office and hotel environment
Full Time - Regular