Sales Business Development Associate

Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile

Location: US - IL - Chicago

Aug 12, 2017
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

Inspired by our vibrant downtown setting, our Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel offers engaging, flexible spaces for relaxing, working, socializing, and dining. With a fresh, contemporary design, our re-invented metro hotel offers wonderful dining, dynamic meeting and event space, and beautifully renovated guestrooms and suites so you can work and rest in comfort. Once you experience this inviting hotel, you will find yourself loving our spin on “Midwestern Hospitality.”

Position Info

The Sales Business Development Associate is responsible for establishing relationships and securing contracts with new customers to achieve assigned sales quotas and targets. Works with leadership to plan and execute lead generating campaigns, provide feedback to sales management on market trends, competitive threats, unmet needs, and opportunities to deliver greater value to customers by extending additional concessions. Foster strong relationships with third party and partner companies required to deliver full service experiences.

• Bachelor’s degree and/or 2+ years of hotel sales experience
• Ability to drive the entire sales cycle from initial customer engagement to closed sales
• Maintain a high level of relevant property/hotel knowledge in order to have meaningful dialogue with prospects
• Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts
• Business communication skills written and verbal
• Present a professional appearance and confidence
• Proactive sales approach, assertive and fast paced, driven to succeed
• Execute and support Hotel Customer Service Standards and Hotel’s Brand Standards
• Understanding of market segments, competitors strengths, weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand

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 required.
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Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.