Director of Sales | Catering Sales (Hiring Two Positions)
Gecko Hospitality | Fairfax, VA
Job Description We are searching for 2 key positions! A Catering Sales Manager and a Hotel Director of...
Job Description We are searching for 2 key positions! A Catering Sales Manager and a Hotel Director of Sales – Fairfax Virginia As a Director of Sales for our Select Service hotel, you will fill an important role by overseeing and implementing the total sales and marketing efforts of the hotel, including securing new corporate accounts, maintaining existing accounts, supervising all sales activities and sales staff within the sales department, oversee training within the hotel staff, and executing sales and marketing strategies to maximize the profitability of the hotel while maintaining customer satisfaction. Our ideal Director of Sales will have the following abilities: Have a “hunter” personality, always looking for the next opportunity to drive market share towards our hotel. Be incredibly friendly, customer centric, love to smile and have FUN in a team environment. Have 3 or more years of Hotel Sales Management and Staff Leadership experience. Develop and maintain relationships with key corporate accounts and clients in order to increase market share. Ability to do sales calls within the local market A keen ability to negotiate LNR’s with the key objective of maximizing overall profitability. Develop and maintain good relationships with the local convention and visitor’s bureau, area chambers of commerce to generate corporate, convention and group business. Execute hotel-level tactical sales and marketing plans to support overall system-wide sales plans/strategies and programs. Recruit, hire, train, and provide career development for all sales personnel; conducts performance evaluations and provides feedback to employees using company hiring standards and guidelines. Manage the departmental budget and monitors sales activities/performance to ensure actual sales meet or exceed established revenue plan; accurately reports variances/projections. Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress. Marriott or Hilton sales experience preferred As a Director of Sales, some of the benefits you will enjoy are: Opportunity for advancement within the company A competitive Salary and Bonus Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage 401K retirement plan Life Insurance Vacation PTO /Sick PTO Hotel employee discounts throughout the world You MUST have prior hotel sales experience to be considered for this position. If you do not have Hotel sales experience, you will not be considered for this position. Send qualified resumes to Carol@geckohospitality.com Company Description We represent over 100 companies in the states of North Carolina, Virginia and DC . We are part of a Nationwide organization. We specialize in each states market. We have a history of finding great employment for great managers, Hotel, Chefs, bakery, accounting, Human Resources, Area Supervisors, SVP, RVP and Production facility. We are the industry leader in terms of experience, expertise and results! We have exclusive relationships with premium clients seeking to hire top talent. We work with independent, chain restaurants and hotels, grocery, contract companies! We work hard for you searching for your next opportunity!