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Director of Sales

Company: Sonesta
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

--- Deliver on the promise of Sonesta Service in all interactions with guests and clients. Manage according to the

Sonesta G.U.E.S.T. standards and instill a passion for customer service in all associates of the hotel.

--- Develop new accounts, maintain existing accounts, and implement sales strategies to achieve revenue goals and

maximize profits for the hotel while maintaining guest satisfaction. Develop and maintain relationships with key

clients in order to produce extended stay room sales. Regularly sell hotel rooms through direct client contact.

--- Partner with hotel GM and Regional Sales Director effectively maximize RevPar opportunities in the local

market.

--- Achieve budgeted revenues and personal/team sales goals and maximize profitability within all areas of

responsibility. Participate in the preparation of the annual departmental operating budget, the hotel sales and

marketing plan, and financial plans which support the overall objectives of the hotel. Produce regular reports

and sales forecasts.

--- Identify operational problems that impact the effectiveness of marketing activities and overall hotel sales

performance and work with appropriate department heads on solutions.

--- If managing other Sales employees, direct the day-to-day activities of the team, plan, organize, and assign work,

develop and communicate strategies and goals. Create, train, and motivate those responsible for developing

new accounts, maintaining existing accounts, and implementing sales strategies to achieve revenue goals and

maximize profits for the hotel, while maintaining guest satisfaction. Advise staff of formal policies and

procedures. Manage all human resources-related actions in accordance with Company rules and policies.

--- Create and implement hotel-level tactical sales plans that drive measurable incremental occupancy, increase

average rates, increase business volume during off-peak periods. Enhance the image of the hotel in local

community. Monitor sales activities/performance to ensure actual sales exceed the established revenue plan.

--- Analyze current/potential market and sales trends and coordinate all activities to maintain and increase revenue

and market share through added business volume and increased rate.

--- Coordinate with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the Sales Office and

prospective clients.

--- Develop and maintain positive relationships with officials and representatives of local community groups. In

coordination with General Manager, serve as hotel representative for media related inquiries and refer sensitive

matters to the Corporate Communications as necessary.

--- Prepare Weekly/Monthly reporting on account, individual, segment, and tier production.

--- Act as "Manager on duty" as required.

--- Attend Evening Social and Breakfast events as a representative of the management team of the hotel and to

prospect for additional sales leads.

--- Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws regarding health, safety, and alcohol services.

--- Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

--- Bachelor's degree in Hotel Administration, Business Administration or related field preferred.

--- Three years of previous hotel sales experience required.

--- Previous background from the extended stay industry preferred.

--- Ability to speak, read, and write fluent English; other languages beneficial.

--- Professional verbal and written communication skills.

--- Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances.

--- Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments.

--- Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities.

--- Experience with Microsoft Office, Opera and Automated Sales Systems preferred.

--- Ability to travel including some overnight travel is required.

--- Valid driver's license required.

--- Frequently standing up, bending, climbing, kneeling, and moving about the facility.

--- Carrying, lifting or pulling items weighing up to 25 pounds.

--- Frequently handling objects and equipment.

Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account with Company Match, 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match, Paid Vacation and Sick Days, Sonesta Hotel Discounts, Educational Assistance, Paid Parental Leave, Company Paid Life Insurance, Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance and Various Employee Perks and Discounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Keywords: Sonesta, Montgomery , Director of Sales, Sales , Montgomery, Alabama

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