Sales Manager

The Sales Manager works on all aspects of the sales process from receiving inquiry calls, booking business, confirming details and working with the group while they are at the hotel. He/she is also responsible for prospecting and closing on assigned accounts/territory to positively impact hotel revenues.
Job Responsibilities
Attend daily Highgate Hotel Business Review (HHBR) meeting.
Develop a full working knowledge of the operations of the hotel, including Food and Beverage, Guest Services and Reservations.
Develop a complete knowledge of company sales policies and SOP's, and ensure knowledge of and adherence to those policies by the sales team.
Meet or exceed set goals.
Operate the Sales Department within established sales expense budget.
Participate in required M.O.D. and Saturday office coverage as scheduled.
Initiate and follow up on leads.
Maintain and participate in an active sales solicitation program.
Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
Regularly contact existing accounts based on the tracing frequencies of the Account Coverage Program.
Meet or exceed sales solicitation call goals as assigned by the Director of Sales.
Invite clients to the hotel for entertainment, lunches, tours and site inspections.
Assist in implementing special promotions relating to direct sales segments, i.e parties, sales blitzes, etc.
Assist in the preparation of required reports in a timely manner.
Be familiar with all Highgate Hotel sales policies and selling techniques with an emphasis on maximizing occupancy and Average Daily Rate (ADR).
Conduct a professional, thorough site inspection of the hotel with clients, exhibiting key features and benefits of the property.
Use your property's computerized sales management system to manage the hotel's business, including (but not limited to) generating reports, entering business, blocking space and building accounts.
Meet and greet onsite contacts.
Abide by Prime Selling Time (PST).
Develop networking opportunities through active participation in community and professional associations, activities and events.
Review meeting planner evaluations with the Director of Sales to ensure that issues receive follow-up.
Entertain clients.
Handle inquiries as part of Inquiry Day Program.
Bring organizational and detailing skills to identify and implement profitable execution of all groups.
Communicate all client specifications to the appropriate operational departments.Ensure that all specifications are implemented and executed.
Develop and distribute all communications relating to planning and execution of group functions, including, but not limited to, group resumes, banquet event orders (BEO's) and room sets according to established guidelines.
Ensure that each group is responsible for meeting or exceeding their revenue expectations based on their contracts.
Thorough knowledge of sales techniques including strong closing skills as well as negotiating skills.
Knowledge of sales procedures associated with the hotel industry.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team.
Job requirements
Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications
At least 4 years of progressive hotel sales experience; or a 4yearcollege degree and at least 2 year of related experience; or a 2year college degree and 3 or more years of related experience.
Must have a valid driver's license in the applicable state.
Must be skilled in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
Complete health care package, including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D available after 60 days, 401(k), bonus program and much more.

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