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Director of Sales

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Elizabeth City, 1640 City Center Blvd., Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States of America Req #10236
Friday, May 13, 2022
Strand Hospitality Services is a leader in the third party hotel management industry in the Southeast United States. Our mission is to Develop Prosperous Relationships with our employees, guests, owners and all those we interact with to conduct business. Come see if Strand Hospitality Services is right for you!  We get back to all applicants.

The Director of Sales is responsible for direct pro-active sales and marketing activity to meet and exceed the revenue goals for all properties that they are assigned to. This position is crucial to the success of the hotel’s annual performance plan and must maximize revenue opportunity from each applicable sales channel. The Director of Sales must demonstrate outstanding associate and customer relations and will act as a key element of the hotel management team. The Director of Sales will drive customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.

This role has a guaranteed salary of $42,000 - $50,000 annually. In addition, there is a quarterly bonus of 25% based on the annual salary. 
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Including, but not limited to:

1.Provides exemplary service to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty by assisting the customer and ensuring their satisfaction before and during their stay.

2.Gains an understanding of the hotel’s primary target customer and service expectations

3.Provides weekly sales call reports and works with the team to direct their efforts to business needs.

4.Perpetuates enthusiasm and a spirit of sales throughout the hotel team.

5.Ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.

6.In partnership with Revenue Management, develops a revenue strategy to achieve short- and long-term revenue goals.

7.Develops and executes a goal-oriented action plan outlining planned sales activities on a quarterly basis.

8.Reviews period end reports and adjusts sales plans appropriately to business needs.

9.Works with property team to determine best accounts to focus on for new revenue growth.

10.Manages sales budget.

11.Uses available tools to understand the market conditions and competitors’ strengths and weaknesses and knows how to sell against them.

12.Leads the sales effort in proactively identifying, qualifying, and soliciting business opportunities through account and market penetration and saturation.

13.Collaboratively works with on-property and off-property sales channels (Call Center) to ensure sales efforts are coordinated, complementary, and not duplicated.

14.Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to maximize revenue.

15.Conducts hotel tours and site inspections for potential customers.

16.Handles key account contacts in representing the hotel.

17.Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers.

18.Effectively develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base.

19.Works with the team to handle all sales opportunities.

20.Creates professional customer correspondence as required – sales agreements, proposals, and letters.

21.Various other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Requirements

•Minimum of High School Diploma or GED

•Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

•Comparable record of sales leadership experience required

•Hotel brand sales experience preferred

•Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and insured vehicle

•Ability to travel locally to existing and potential clients required

•Other travel as necessary


Strand Values

All employees are expected to embody the values listed below with co-workers,

guests and any visitors or others employees come in contact with.


Service – passionately service our owners, employees and guests

Team Oriented – working together to achieve results

Responsive – timely responding to our customers

Accountable – taking ownership of results

Noble Spirit – high moral character, integrity, courage, generosity and honor

Dynamic – initiate positive change


Work Environment

•Frequent sitting, standing and walking

•Frequent trunk rotation and forward bending while sitting and standing

•Frequent squatting and reaching above and below shoulders

•Vision – close, depth, distance, focus adjustment required frequently

•Hand/fingers – typing is frequent

•Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.


Strand Hospitality Services offers competitive pay and benefits. Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package to include medical, dental, vision and life insurances, 4% match in a 401k plan (no vesting period required), vacation days, paid-time off and discounted hotel stays. We also offer discounts to a variety of entertainment venues and an upbeat and supportive working environment.

Strand Hospitality Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $42,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $50,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Elizabeth City, 1640 City Center Blvd., Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States of America