Posting Date Jun 03, 2019Job Number 19075811Job Category Sales and MarketingLocation Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, 13139 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States VIEW ON MAPBrand Aloft HotelsSchedule Full-timeRelocation? NoPosition Type ManagementStart Your Journey With Us Thank you for your interest in this position. It is a job opportunity with one of Marriott International s franchisees. Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Northwood. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel s employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International. JOB DESCRIPTION Oversees the sales operations of the hotel with the goal of maximizing rates and overall revenues for the property and its ownership. Establishes sales strategies to achieve overall property goals for both rate and occupancy. With a good understanding of the aloft culture, the Director of Sales has the ability to exceed revenue goals by offering an exciting alternative to the current market. The ideal candidate is innovative and gregarious and is most at home when interacting with people. JOB DUTIES Solicits and books transient volume accounts and local group business from corporate and social accounts in a way that best illustrates the identity of the aloft brand. Actively pursues new clients through creative and innovative sales techniques. Develops contacts and relationships by participating and networking at local events and relevant associations and committees. In conjunction with Marriott's marketing team, corporate marketing and local organizations, oversees the overall marketing and promotion of the hotel to ensure all promotions and events are clearly communicated and publicized to team members and guests, while upholding all brand standards. Keeps the pulse on the greater Charlotte market and local impacting events to strategize how to maximize the hotel's visibility and capture revenues. Working with the general manager, develops goals and sales strategies to achieve overall property goals for both rate and occupancy while ensuring activities are aligned with the overall hotel goals. Develops, coaches and manages the groups and events manager. Acts as manager-on-duty on a regular basis. Partners with the group and events manager to collaborate on sales and revenue best practices for the front desk. Generates a variety of monthly reports and forecasts. Oversees and responds to social media channels. JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High school diploma or equivalent education; bachelor's degree preferred 2 - 4 years of hotel sales experience SKILLS & ABILITIES Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent planning and organizational skills Proficient computer experience using Microsoft Office Possession of and ability to maintain a valid driver's license Willingness to travel throughout the local market Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays In addition to the core job requirements, skill sets and work-related experience, the ideal Director of Sales must illustrate the ability and drive to: be an active part of the property executive team, fostering and encouraging the desired aloft culture promote product quality and a unique guest experience at every opportunity take pride in the overall look and feel of the hotel, never walking past something out of place maintain a refreshing attitude focused on positive friendly interactions with guests and talent develop and maintain strong interdepartmental relationships and open communication lines to assure efficient transfer of information do his/her part in facilitating a fun and comfortable working environment where Talent is eager to pitch in wherever and whenever possible never be satisfied with average; conscientious and driven to be the best at what he/she does always! Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing the online application, please call 301-###-####. Please leave a message and a member of our Human Resources team will return your call within three business days. Alternatively, an email may be sent ...@marriott.com. \"Applicant Accommodation\" should be included in the subject line of the email. Please note that this phone number and email are only for those individuals who would like to request an accommodation to apply for a job. Associated topics: area sales, b2b, b2c, b2e, business growth, channel partner, customer, sales, strategic, territory manager
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