At BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company the definition of success is as individual as each of the over 10,000 employees worldwide who compose our award-winning teams. Each person brings unique skills, talents, experience, history, and culture to our company. Together, they form an extraordinary mosaic that supports BENCHMARK's very entrepreneurial culture. Each team member's desire for accomplishment is supported by our determination and passion to build successful and rewarding futures.
We are looking for a highly-motivated Sales Manager to join our team at The Mayfair in Los Angeles. If making meaningful connections, figuring out what it takes and stepping it up to win the day is what you do, and you love it, we want you! This is a tremendous opportunity for a driven person to grow and learn while overseeing three premier properties.
About The Mayfair:
Did you know that the Mayfair Hotel hosted the very first Oscar after Party? Be part of history! This hotel is undergoing a complete renovation, that will not only transform the hotel, but will remake an entire neighborhood. Built during a period of opulence in the Roaring 20's, The Mayfair will emerge in 2016 as a marquis property in downtown LA with 300+ rooms and unique meeting and event space including a roof top pool. Imagine the views of downtown from that space!
Position Description & Job Responsibilities
The Sales Manager will be self-motivating, aggressive and outgoing with a pleasant personality while being responsible for sound administration of assigned responsibilities through sensible delegation and personal attention to detail. Making personal visits, when necessary to target areas and calling on Companies and Associations in a specific market or area will be required of this position. The Sales Manager will rework and maintain old account files and solicit new accounts, will respond to all correspondence and trace dates for reworking and follow up. They will stay in constant contact with Meeting Planners.
Setting up creative and innovative site inspections and following through will be a critical to the success of this position. It is an expectation that the Sales Manager will stay abreast of industry trends and make recommendations for changes, which would affect operations. Representing the Hotel at trade shows, meetings, seminars and functions through membership in association may be requested.
An understanding of how to build relationships which translate into sales is key to this position. In addition, the sales manager will work closely with the Director of Sales & Marketing as well as all members of the hotel staff to deliver flawless service to one another and our guests.
Formal Education and Job Related Requirements
Our preference would be that the candidate will possess a minimum of a high school diploma and 2 years' of collegiate study, preferably a degree. Preferably, the candidate should have experience in hotel sales or related industry. Knowledge of Salespro is a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
Job-Related Physical Requirements
This position requires the employee to engage in Frequent Sitting, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Eye/Hand Coordination, Near Vision, Far Vision, Color Recognition and Hearing. In addition, the position requires Occasional Standing, Walking, Bending Over, Crawling, Reaching, Crouching, Kneeling, Balancing, Pushing/Pulling, Lifting/Carrying 10lbs or less, and Manual Dexterity. The position involves the following Environmental Factors: Working Inside, Working Alone, and Working Closely with Others.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
In applying for this position, I acknowledge that I have read the above Position Guidelines and Position Analysis/Specifications and testify that I am able to perform the essential job functions for this position.
About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company: BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations. BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply-rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’s most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experience. BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence. BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and has regional offices in Park City, Utah; Miami, Florida; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle Washington; and Tokyo, Japan. www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com
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