Aimbridge Hospitality Area Assistant Director Sales in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Area Assistant Director of Sales assists with direct oversight of sales and marketing operations for an assigned collection of hotels in partnership with the respective Director of Sales/Director of Sales & Marketing. This role has the responsibility to achieve optimal occupancy and ADR growth to maximize total revenue while meeting/exceeding hotel profit objectives. This individual will oversee operations of the hotel Sales Managers including but not limited to direct sales follow-up sales administration hiring of staff training managing and coaching. Additional responsibilities include assisting with sales and marketing budget forecast advertising and marketing and business plans. Management-level associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities; for OEM associates overtime does apply and is calculated accordingly.
At least 4 years of progressive hotel sales experience preferred; or a 4-year college degree and at least 1 year of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and at least 2 years of related experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license in the applicable state.
Must possess highly developed verbal & written communication skills to frequently negotiate convince sell and influence other managerial personnel hotel guest(s) and/or corporate clients.
Must have thorough experience with professional selling skills: opening probing supporting closing
Shows strong analytical skills and strategic vision in establishing appropriate sales deployment
Must be proficient in general computer knowledge especially Microsoft Office products
Must be able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple tasks
Strong organization and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and manage people of diverse socioeconomic cultural disability and ethnic backgrounds while solving complex problems and creating a productive sales team
Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the sales/marketing/hospitality profession.
Must work well in stressful high pressure situations; maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions.
Coordinate all group transient and catering sales solicitations and bookings to maximize overall revenue.
Develop recommend implement and manage the division's annual budget and the advertising public relations marketing and sales plans and programs for the hotel to maximize rate occupancy and food & beverage opportunities thus ensuring the hotel meets/exceeds management and owner revenue/profit goals and expectations.
Proactively conduct outside sales calls conduct sales tours and entertain clients.
Understand the content reflected in contracts and how to negotiate terms therein.
Develop and maintain market awareness to ensure ability to predict revenue opportunities and set proactive strategies.
Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
Adheres to Aimbridge Hospitality’s established regulations company standards sales standards and sales metrics related.
Comply with attainment of individual goals as well as team goals and budgeted metrics.
Train all members of the hotel staff on how to recognize and capitalize on all sales opportunities to increase hotel occupancy and revenue.
In partnership with the Director of Sales help to manage Human Resources in the division in order to attract retain and motivate the employees; hire train develop empower coach and counsel conduct performance and salary reviews resolve problems provide open communication vehicles discipline and terminate as appropriate.
Help to supervise Catering & Event Management Team (as applicable) to ensure that the Catering Food & Beverage and Meeting Room rental budgets are met or exceeded.
Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel including Sales Food and Beverage Front Office and Reservations.
Maintain strong visibility in local community and industry organizations.
Attend and/or conduct daily/weekly/monthly meetings and any other functions required by management providing training on a rotational basis.
Maintains professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication relationships to achieve initiatives with respective marketing partner(s) and other internal departments (i.e. Second Wave Aimbridge Digital or Branded field marketing).
Travel on a weekly basis as required.
Act as directed on behalf of the General Manager in his/her absence; performing any other duties as requested by management.
We pride ourselves on offering guests a home away from home, and our staff delights in anticipating the needs of each unique individual to come through our doors. Perfectly situated only minutes from the Eastern Iowa Airport and US Cellular Center, our Cedar Rapids hotel makes getting to and from any destination quick and easy. Free WiFi and free hot breakfast are provided daily, and guests have access to 24 hour fitness and business centers at their convenience. Rooms now offer new TV packages with access to Netflix and Hulu. There's no shortage of fun things to do in Cedar Rapids near our Marriott hotel.
As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.
After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:
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Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Paid Time Off
Employee Assistance Program
401k Retirement Plan
Job ID: 2021-93324
Street: 1900 Dodge Road NE
Post End Date: 2/28/2022