Group Sales Manager

Company Name:
Joie de Vivre Hospitality
Group Sales Manager
Property: Saguaro Palm Springs
# of openings: 1
Description
GROUP SALES MANAGER
Job Description
Are you ready for your sales career to blossom at the Saguaro Palm Springs?. Tired of selling inside the box and doing things the way they've always been done? Then join us at the Saguaro, Palm Springs' hottest hotel, for a chance to express yourself and let your true personality shine for all of your customers to see! We are looking for a hungry, energetic, Group Sales Manager with a passion for selling and a talent for closing . Does this sound like YOU? The ideal Saguaro Group Sales Manager will be a sales phenomenon, will do cartwheels over the competition, and will love prospecting . Now accepting qualified applications for the next Saguaro Sales Crusader!
Located in iconic Palm Springs, the hotel offers an incredible value proposition with a mix of Weekend leisure travel and mid-week group with cool colorful resort style. With 244 rooms, meeting space, legendary pool, and food and beverage by Iron Chef Jose Garcis, you will be proud to introduce your group clients to The Sagauro Palm Springs.
COMPANY OVERVIEW
Our management company is the JDV Collection a part of Commune Hotels that is in the midst of an ambitious national expansion program. Commune Hotels plans to add 20 more properties by 2015 through management agreements, joint ventures and acquisitions. As a hospitality company, our people are at the heart of what we do. Progressivism, enthusiasm, creativity and vibrant diversity create our unique corporate culture.
Our owners, Sydell Group Ltd. is a New York based owner, developer and manager of lifestyle oriented hotels including The Ace Hotel New York, The Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California, and The NoMad Hotel in New York. Sydell's core expertise is its ability to identify the highest quality talent within the hotel, food &beverage, and retail creative communities and align them with best in class development, asset management and financial discipline to maximize value in the creation of compelling new business models in lifestyle oriented hospitality. Sydell,s objective is to assemble, cultivate, and enable the creative talents of its partners in the production of true classics that are respected for their originality, authenticity and good taste.
WHO WILL LOVE THIS POSITION?
An enthusiastic seasoned salesperson who is ready to take on the challenge of a filling mid-week with group base in a highly competitive seasonal market.
A self-starter with the drive to work independently, and own your market with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Big-picture thinkers who love to engage and persuade.
People who value relationships, and remember that clients are individuals first.
Goal-driven, competitive types who play to win and love to succeed!
Skills / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS
- Strong prospecting selling skills and the ability to close business!
- Availability to travel approximately 30%25%20of the time.
- Demonstrable successful experience with group sales.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with current and potential clients, via phone, email, and in-person meetings.
- Must have schedule flexibility and the availability to work weekends/holidays
- Ability to self-prioritize, multi-task, and perform well under pressure.
- Ability to satisfactorily communicate in English (read, write, speak) with guests, co-workers, management and clients to their understanding
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