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Group Sales Manager

Company: Bethesda Marriott Suites
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Why us?

Sage Hospitality Group is in search of a Group Sales Manager to join the Sales & Marketing team at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Bethesda. Are you looking for a place that will inspire and challenge you? Let us be that place, as we show you the joys of working in hospitality!


- Un-conventional (Location and Look)
- Approachable (Upscale Unexpected Service)
- Down to Earth (Focus on sustainability efforts for guests and associates)
- Business and Leisure in Bethesda (Our Vibe)

This Embassy Suites by Hilton is a gateway to Bethesda, Rockville and the lively downtown DC scene.

The team at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Bethesda looks forward to sharing their experiences with you and can offer you an environment focused on learning and development. Come and choose your next career adventure at our Embassy Suites and not only have fun where you work but be a part of our unconventional, approachable, down to earth team!

At Sage Hospitality Group, we look for innovative leaders, with an eye for disruption. Never looking for someone just looking for a job, we are looking for the power players, the people who want to rise to the top. Sage allows for opportunities for growth and personal fulfillment, paying attention to the parts that keep us human and happy. We want to attract and retain associates that are engaged in our culture, passionate about hospitality and excited to enrich lives, one experience at a time. Sage Hospitality Group was founded on a spirt of bold individuality. By going our own way, we have created some of the world's best hotels, restaurants, and experiences. But the truth is, none of it would have happened without people like you. People who follow their own path, wo are hungry to learn and who love their community. People who do not sit around and wait, they just do. You belong here.

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.

Keywords: Bethesda Marriott Suites, Bethesda , Group Sales Manager, Sales , Bethesda, Maryland

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