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Sage Hospitality Resources Group Sales Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why us?

American freedom gained its foothold in Philadelphia – a fiercely independent spirit that remained to infuse its commerce, its culture, and its people. At the intersection of it all – the very vibrant Logan Square, now anchored by its namesake hotel, The Logan. The Logan inspires with a lively urbane flair and luxe aesthetic—a modern hotel designed as the beating heart of the city it calls home. The hotel makes a grand first impression—with its own collection of artworks, its subdued brand of stellar service, its unassuming luxury, and its warm and neighborly welcome. Confident and sophisticated, with an artful point of view.

Our associates understand the needs and wants of our guests and can address them without hesitation. They create a personalized experience for each person who visits The Logan and support one another in doing so. If you have a passion for pleasing others, a get it done mentality, and are looking for an opportunity to make a difference every day by enriching the lives of others, The Logan Hotel may be for you.

We are currently seeking a Group Sales Manager to join our amazing team!

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

ID: 2022-9023

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Property : The Logan Philadelphia

Outlet: Urban Farmer Philadelphia

Category: Sales & Marketing

Address : 1 Logan Square

City : Philadelphia

State : Pennsylvania

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

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