Director of Sales and Marketing
Property Name:
Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor
Job Title 
Director of Sales and Marketing
Location: 
Texas-Houston
Company Name: 
Wyndham Hotel Group
City: 
Houston
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position: 
Yes
Accommodation: 
No
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels worldwide. With iconic brands and hotel choices in every category from upscale to economy, we offer not only the most lodging choices around the world but also exceptional customer service and great value.
Wyndham Hotel West Energy Corridor is hiring for a Director of Sales & Marketing.
Wyndham Hotel West is the heart of Houston’s thriving Energy Corridor—home to international oil, gas, and technology companies. Whether here on business or here for fun, our guests enjoy the close proximity to world-class dining, sporting events, and shopping that the area has to offer. Our hotel provides countless services and amenities to make our guests feel their best while on the road, from free WIFI to a fitness center to an indoor heated saline pool. Our guests can unwind after a busy day over dinner or drinks in our two restaurants, and experience a deeply rejuvenating sleep in one of our 344 stylish guest rooms. From comfortable beds to contemporary ballrooms, we promise a relaxing, productive, and enjoyable stay in Houston
 
The Director of Sales and Marketing is responsible for directing, coordinating, training and supervising the Sales Managers, Director of Catering & Convention Services (s) and Sales/Catering  Administrators/Coordinators/Administrative Assistants in all sales-related activities, including direct sales efforts, follow-up and proper sales administration. He/she is also responsible for growing existing accounts and generating new business to ensure that Room revenues and Catering revenues meet or exceed budget in order to maximize revenue and profits, and to improve the hotel’s performance in the marketplace.
 
Education & Experience:  
At least 6 years of progressive hotel sales experience; or a 4-year college degree and at least 3 years of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and at least 5 years of hotel sales experience.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Must have a driver’s license in the applicable state.

Must be proficient in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.

 

DUTIES & FUNCTIONS 

  • Supervise, administer and ensure timely completion of all activities of the Sales and Catering Department.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations of the hotel, including Food and Beverage, Guest Services and Reservations.
  • Develop a complete knowledge of company sales policies and SOP’s, and ensure knowledge of and adherence to those policies by the sales team.
  • Develop and maintain market awareness to ensure ability to predict revenue opportunities and set proactive strategies.
  • Meet or exceed set goals
  • Operate the Sales Department within established sales expense budget.
  • Participate in required M.O.D. and Saturday office coverage as schedule
  • Be responsible for developing a Manager in Development (MID or DOSID) as assigned by the Corporate including sign-off on all competencies, and assist in his/her placement.
  • Coordinate group, transient and catering bookings to maximize profits.
  • Initiate and follow up on leads.
  • Maintain and participate in an active sales solicitation program.
  • Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market and ensure that the Sales Team is held accountable for those accounts within their respective territories.
  • Coordinate all non-group transient sales and catering solicitations to maximize overall profits.
  • Administer training in the Sales and Catering departments, according to Wyndham standards.
  • Assist in the preparation of required reports in a timely manner.
  • Conduct weekly sales meetings according to Wyndham standards.
  • Develop quarterly KRA’s, and review the KRA process with the Sales and Catering Team to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Conduct daily Wyndham Business Review (WBR) meeting with Sales and Catering, operations staff and General Manager.
  • Be familiar with all Wyndham  sales policies and selling techniques with an emphasis on maximizing occupancy, Average Daily Rate (ADR) and Banquet and Catering revenues.
  • Conduct all Sales and Catering Team Performance Appraisals according to Wyndham  SOP’s.
  • Motivate, coach, counsel and discipline all Sales and Catering department personnel according to Wyndham SOP’s.
  • Review meeting planner evaluations as received to ensure that any problems are rectified.
  • Conduct a professional, thorough site inspection of the hotel with clients, exhibiting key features and benefits of the property, and ensure that all Sales Managers conduct thorough site inspections.
  • Develop strategies to increase share from competitors when the hotel revenue penetration goals are not being met.
  • Use your property’s computerized sales management system to manage the hotel’s business, including (but not limited to) generating reports, entering business, blocking space and building accounts.
  • Monitor the Sales incentive plans and ensure that Sales staff can explain their potential earnings and benefits, and assist in ensuring that incentives are processed and paid according to the specified time period for each plan.
  • Ensure that Sales and Catering Managers are planning and executing sales trips as outlined in quarterly Key Result Areas (KRA’s) and in the Sales budget, including preplanning, setting appointments and executing sales calls.
Physical requirements:
  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.


Wyndham Hotel Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)

As the world’s largest hotel company, and a leading player in the global hospitality industry, Wyndham Hotel Group boasts 7,500 hotels and 15 brands in 70 countries—all supported by more than 7,000 associates on six continents. And we know our success is attributable to our associates, a bright, talented and diverse group of individuals who embrace our signature Count On Me! service culture and have a passion for excellence. To learn more visit us at http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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