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Sage Hospitality Resources Director of Sales in San Diego, California

Why us?

Sage Hospitality Group is looking for an experienced Director of Sales to join our team at The Guild Hotel!

The Guild Hotel is a reimagination of the iconic, historic Armed Services Building with a rich YMCA history in the heart of downtown San Diego. Born in 1924 and reborn in 2019, The Guild, a Marriott San Diego Tribute Portfolio Hotel, seamlessly blends historic charm and modern amenities for an inspiring stay in America's Finest City. Perfect for savoring an authentic downtown experience, our hotel is steps from Little Italy, the Bayfront, the historic USS Midway Museum, and also in close proximity to the renowned Gaslamp District, Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Convention Center, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo ®, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, and San Diego International Airport. The Guild has a variety of uniquely restored, creative indoor and outdoor event spaces. Savor custom cocktails at The Guild Bar, or our one-of-a-kind ballroom, which throughout our hundred-year history has hosted everything from boxing matches to Marine Balls.

As part of Sage Hospitality Group, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We believe in enriching lives one experience at a time. More than a slogan, we empower our employees to make positive impacts on the communities in which we live and work. By providing genuine service we build relationships with our guests and value for our shareholders, and we create unforgettable experiences.

We are looking for independent thinkers. Those who harness their entrepreneurial spirit so that it breaks preconceived notions. We’re not afraid to forge our own path. After all, it’s what industry leaders do. That’s why we welcome risk takers and creative spirits alike. No matter your daily role, Sage recognizes that your success is about more than the work you do—it’s really about who you are, which is why we invest in your personal and professional growth. We hope you consider joining us!

Job Overview

Meets and exceeds revenue goals by developing new accounts and growing current hotel accounts in a profitable and win-win selling approach.

Responsibilities

  • Achieves a minimum of 90% of productivity goals and 100% of activity goals, as established by management.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 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 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 coworkers for the best overall performance of the hotel. Display a neat, clean and business-like appearance at all times.

Qualifications

Education/Formal Training

Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience

4+ years of hotel sales experience

Knowledge/Skills

  • Requires knowledge of general sales techniques, yield management, and customer service skills.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Vision to read fine print and computer screens, to see colors, to observe rooms in poorly lit conditions

Environment

Office environment, weather exposure when making sales calls

Benefits

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • 401(k) with Employer Matching

  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts

  • Employee assistance program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more.

  • Eligible to participate in the Employee Referral Bonus Program. Up to $1,000

ID: 2021-8119

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Property : The Guild Hotel

Outlet: Not Applicable

Category: Sales & Marketing

Address : 500 W Broadway

City : San Diego

State : California

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

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