Director Of Sales

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC

Location: US - IL - Chicago

Dec 7, 2017
Employer
Job Details
Company Info

Delivering Hospitality, Creating Value, Every Customer, Every Time

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most successful independent hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to making Davidson a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers. If you share our passion for delivering hospitality where details matter, apply today to join our team!

Established in 1974, Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a leader in the hospitality industry and a rapidly growing hotel company. We offer full service hospitality management, development, acquisition, accounting, and consulting expertise for the lodging industry. Our portfolio of hotels is focused on 3 and 4 star properties such as Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Renaissance, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt Regency, and impressive Independent and Select Service Hotels.

Property Info

The Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC boasts a convenient West Loop location and an array of amenities to relax and inspire. Our signature Great Room offers ample space for working, meeting with friends or simply relaxing after a long day; while guest rooms feature Marriott luxury bedding, Enhanced High Speed Internet and premium movie channels. A Concierge Level is also available and some rooms offer scenic downtown views. Our hotel's location in the medical district is also near many top attractions, including Little Italy and the United Center. Offering 4,812 square feet of high-tech event space, our venue is an ideal destination for business conferences or social gatherings. Other on-site amenities include Rook's Corner, our popular restaurant and lounge. Whether in Chicago for business or to explore the city, we look forward to welcoming you with our hotel's innovative style and intuitive service.

Position Info

The Director of Sales has direct oversight of the sales operation of the hotel. The DOS has a primary responsibility to maximize profit by effectively supervising sales force of the department, coordinating sales and marketing budget, establishing room rates, advertising, marketing, and overseeing all group sales. Additional responsibilities include maintaining effective involvement with key community organizations, upholding key relationships with previous clients, and maintaining customer satisfaction as the driving philosophy of the business.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
• 5+ years hotel sales experience.
• Minimum 2 years hotel sales leadership experience.
• Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts.
• Prior experience with creation and execution of a Sales & Marketing Plan to reach desired revenue goals.
• Demonstrated leadership skills at all levels of the hotel and externally.
• Business communication skills both written and verbal.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Experience with major Hospitality Sales CRM systems.
• Present confidence and a professional appearance.
• Time management skills including successful execution of multiple projects at once.

EOE/AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test, background check, and job assessment requi
[see description]
Additional Details
immediately
Yes
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
No
Yes
No
Hotel/Resort
Corporate Office / Executive, Sales