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Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group is seeking an experienced Sales Director in the Los Angeles Airport market for two new Marriott hotels opening in Summer of 2018. This position for the Courtyard and TownePlace Suites by Marriott LAX Hawthorne is a great addition to the LAX market with over 350 rooms combined.
Functions as the business leader of the propertys sales department with overall responsibility for achieving booking goals, and property revenue by managing the proactive/reactive sales effort. Provides day to day leadership to a small team of on-property sales associates (e.g. sales manager(s) and sales coordinator(s)). Implements the brands strategy and applicable brand initiatives in all aspects of the sales process and focuses on building long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of the hotels sales objectives. Evaluates the propertys participation in the various sales channels (OTAs, Group, brand.com, RFPs, etc.) and develops strong relationships to proactively position and market the property. Interfaces with the LDHG Revenue Management and Sales Support team to review and execute the propertys PSR (Property Sales Review) action plans as well as pull through national brand promotions and sales initiatives.
Education and Experience
- 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years of experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.
- 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years of experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.
- 4-year college degree.
- Demonstrated skills in supervising a team.
- Lodging sales and marketing experience.
- Hotel industry work experience, demonstrating progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Managing Sales Activities
- Executes the sales strategy and verifies that individual booking goals are met for on-property staff.
- Serves as the sales contact for the General Manager, LDHG Revenue Management, LDHG Sales Support team, and SMG Catering Sales leaders.
- Serves as the sales contact for customers; serves as the customer advocate. Serves as the property sales liaison with Marriott National Group Sales and National Accounts.
- Provides customer intelligence in evaluating the market and economic trends that may lead to changes in sales strategy to meet or exceed customer expectations.
- Reviews the Smith Travel Research STAR report, competitive shopping reports and uses other resources to maintain an awareness of the hotels market position.
- Researchers competitors sales team strategies to identify ways to grow RevPAR and increase market share.
- Attends sales strategy meetings to provide input on weekly and overall sales strategy.
- Participates in business planning with the LDHG Revenue Management and LDHG Sales Support team.
- Suggests innovative sales/marketing ideas and proactively develops deployment strategies to continue to grow market share.
- Proactively participates in hotel direct sales effort by conducting sales calls for assigned accounts and with members of the on-property sales team.
- Executes and supports Marriotts Brand Standards.
- Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., generating proposal, writing contracts, customer correspondence)
- Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand.
- Verifies that the property implements a seamless turnover from sales to operations
- Maintains successful performance by increasing revenues, controlling expenses
- Performs other duties, as assigned, to meet business needs.
Building Successful Relationships
- Develops strong partnerships with local organizations to further increase brand/product awareness.
- Develops and manages internal key stakeholder relationships.
- Develops strong community and public relations by obtaining property participation in local, regional and national tradeshows and client events.
- Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their expectations, while building a relationship and loyalty to Marriott.
- Monitors the effective resolution of guest issues that arise as a result of the sales process by creating mechanisms to channel issues to property leadership and/or other appropriate stakeholders.
- Develops strategic working relationships with leaders of these sales channels in order to proactively position and drive sales to the property.
- Functions as the business leader of the propertys sales department with overall responsibility for achieving booking goals and property revenue.
- Coaches leaders of LDHG Revenue Management team in developing effective revenue strategies and setting aggressive goals that will drive the property's financial performance.
- Develops quarterly bonus KSOs (Key Sales Objectives) and sales action plans for sales manager(s).
- Verifies the Sales team is leveraging Marriott demand engines to full potential.
- Verifies that effective structures, processes, jobs and performance management systems are in place.
- Sets career development goals and reviews performance for direct reports using Perfode.com.
- Address performance issues and holds staff accountable for successful results.
- Forecasts talent needs and manages talent acquisition strategy to minimize lost time due to turnover.
- Keeps an active list of the competitions best salespeople and executes a recruitment and acquisition plan.
- Champions leadership development and workforce planning priorities by assessing, selecting, retaining and developing diverse, high-caliber talent
This company is an equal opportunity employer.
- Job type
- Hawthorne, CA, United States
- Sales & Marketing
- Starting in
- As soon as possible
- Contract duration