HEI Hotels

Group Sales Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/3/2022 7:05 AM)
Requisition ID
2022-30182
Category
Sales and Marketing
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt
Location Name
Le Meridien Boston Cambridge

About Us

Anchoring the renowned University Park at MIT, Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT stands amidst an area legendary for its infrastructure of invention. The Boston/Cambridge area is a cultural capital of the US including world-renowned music ensembles like The Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, in addition to hundreds of museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science and the Children's Museum. Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT's elegant guest rooms and suites offer a place of luxurious sanctuary and unmatched comfort.

Our associates enjoy many benefits including free meals, discounted local gym membership, discounted parking, discounted dry cleaning for non –uniforms and free cleaning for uniforms. We are conveniently located 3 blocks from MBTA Bus and Train. At Le Meridien Cambridge, we take care of our associates so that you can take care of our guests. We look forward to learning more about you!

Don't meet every single requirement of this job? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At HEI we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still send in your information. You may be the perfect candidate for this or for other roles within our organization!

We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Overview

Manage accounts to achieve guest satisfaction and to solicit past and new business to ensure all revenue goals are achieved or exceeded. Responsible for soliciting new group sales accounts, entertaining, and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals in rooms, food, beverage, and room rental. 

Responsibilities

  • Solicit new and existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals through telephone prospecting, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication. 
  • Advanced level of producing room, banquet, and room rental 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. 
  • Develop and conduct persuasive verbal sales presentations to prospective clients. 
  • 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. 
  • Prepare correspondence to customers, internal booking reports and file maintenance.
  • 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. 
  • Advanced knowledge of market trends, competition and key customers of the hotel.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis. 
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • 3+ years of past sales experience preferred. 
  • Must have previous hospitality experience. 
  • 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. 
  • Advanced knowledge of hotel and competitive market. 
  • Ability to execute appropriate action plans. 
  • Desire to participate as part of a team. 
  • Must be willing to "pitch-in" and help co-workers with their job duties and be a team player. 
  • 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. 
  • Leadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals. 
  • Able to set priorities, plan, organize, and delegate. 
  • Written communication skills to be concise, well organized, complete, and clear. 
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Benefits

HEI Hotels and Resorts is 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. 

 

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HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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