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Complex Business Travel Sales Manager - Hotel Ivy & Westin Minneapolis

HEI Hotels and Resorts
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
18 days ago

Description

About Us:

Located in the heart of bustling downtown Minneapolis, both the Hotel Ivy and the Westin provide a  seamless integration of contemporary convenience and historic significance in the city. We are committed to providing a comprehensive benefit program that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!

For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical and Dental 
programs through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as Vision insurance programs through EyeMed. Our Vacation, Sick and Holiday programs are available for you to rejuvenate with time off. For your financial wellness, HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life insurance as well as Short and Long-Term Disability plans. Our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future. Specific details and eligibility of these programs vary by location and employment status. 

Overview:

Assist the Director of Sales at the Hotel Ivy and Westin Minneapolis by reaching the agreed upon business travel revenue goals, in particular by soliciting national accounts.

  • Solicit new and existing accounts to meet/exceed business travel revenue goals through telephone prospecting, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication.
  • Advanced level of producing business transient revenue through directly soliciting business via aggressive prospecting, making presentations, developing contracts, negotiating and closing sales.
  • Maximize revenue by selling all facets of the hotel, both orally and in written form to previous, current and potential clients.
  • Handle account details so that all pertinent aspects of solicitation and closing are complete and documented. Coordinate various departments' participation in servicing accounts
  • Prepare information for, meet with and entertain clients as deemed appropriate by potential business from that account.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to all departments in the hotel to ensure high quality of service to customers.
  • Participate in daily business review meeting, pre-convention meetings, training and other sales-related meetings as required.
  • Attend trade shows, community events and industry meetings.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned. 


Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of past sales experience preferred.
  • Hotel experience preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of market trends, competition and key customers of the hotel.
  • Must have experience in business travel at a similar size and quality hotel.
  • Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Delphi. Advanced knowledge of sales skills, revenue management, training, and motivation of peers.
  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63809061
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Position Title: Complex Business Travel Sales Manager - Hotel Ivy & Westin Minneapolis
  • Company Name For Job: HEI Hotels and Resorts
  • Position Field: Hotel/Resort
  • Position Type: Experienced Management /Professional
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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