Senior Sales ManagerDoubletree by Hilton AustinAustin, TX
A property of: Sage Hospitality Group
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Job Description

Why us?

We invite you to apply to the DoubleTree Austin, part of the Sage Hospitality Management group. You are considering an award winning team with a 30 year history of success in the Austin hospitality market. Our beautiful hotel has been recognized for many years for outstanding performance and have been recognized by our management groups as hotel of the year twice in recent years. We were honored to have been selected as a winner for the local Recognize Good Award for Ethics in Business and have received numerous accolades for our work in the community. We are committed to providing an enriching work environment and we are commitment to the development and success of our team members.

Our Sales Department is the driver of business for the hotel. The goal is to create a unique experience that is seamless and keeps groups coming back year after year. We are so proud of our creative, driven, and successful team of Catering, Convention Services, and Sales Managers!

We are loaded with perks: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401 (k) with employer matching, Sage and Hilton Hotel Discounts across the US, and SO much more!
  • Employee Referral Program- $200 to $1,000 based on position
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Numerous recognition programs
  • Paid Time off for Vacation and Sick days
  • 7 paid Holidays


Job Overview

Meets and exceeds revenue goals by developing new accounts and growing current hotel accounts in a profitable and win-win selling approach.

Responsibilities

Direct Sales:
  • Targets results-oriented high revenue potential sales calls to ensure a successful direct sales program, in accordance with goals established by department budget and marketing plan. Must have own reliable transportation and possess a valid state drivers license in order to make sales calls.

Key Account Management:
  • Maximizes current hotel key accounts by identifying and capturing those that offer revenue growth.

New Account Development:
  • Captures competitor's accounts through networking, research and reader board surveys in order to target and solicit those most probable to generate new business.
  • Acquires referrals from existing accounts: Follows up on all leads within 48 hours of receipt in an effort to create new business for the hotel, and, when appropriate, sends leads to other Sage hotels.
  • Plans and implements an on-going Targeted Account Development "hit list" in order to create new revenue and acquire valuable hotel contacts, and contracts.
  • Continually targets and prospects for new business through telemarketing, individual creativity and innovation.

Yield Management:
  • Utilizes yield management techniques by profitably negotiating room rates and function space commitments in order to enhance the hotel's financial performance.

Account Service and Management:
  • Maintains well-documented, accurate, organized and up-to-date file management system in order to serve client and employer in the most expedient, organized and knowledgeable manner.
  • Develops strong customer relationships through frequent communication and the use of professional, courteous and ethical interpersonal interaction.
  • Develops customer profiles and maintains an effective trace system, including trace dates and references, in order to best meet client needs, resulting in superior account service and increased revenues. Promptly follows-up on all customer needs and inquiries in an efficient and expedient manner.

Product Knowledge:
  • Conducts research, surveys, personal investigation and studies market place and territory in order to effectively capitalize on the hotel's strengths and competitor's weaknesses and capabilities.

Time Management:
  • Focuses on revenue-producing activity and maximizes selling time by dedicating a minimum 90% work time on direct sales efforts.
  • Professionalism: Controls expenses while traveling on the property's behalf in order to minimize department and hotel costs.
  • Represents themselves, the hotel and Sage Development Resources, Inc. with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, a service-focused approach, and a caring, sincere attitude at all times.
  • Exhibits a positive and involved team attitude to all hotel departments and maintains open communications with all co-workers for the best overall performance of the hotel.
  • Displays a neat, clean, and business-like appearance at all times.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Education/Formal Training

Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience

Six months minimum in sales, customer service related position or hotel experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills
  • Requires knowledge of advanced sales techniques.
  • Requires yield management experience.
  • Requires highly developed customer service skills.
  • Requires ability hear, speak, read and write English fluently. Requires 12th grade level mathematics, spelling and reading skills.
  • Requires effective business writing skills.
  • Must have dexterity/mobility to meet clients on and off premises, to tour property and attend functions, to climb stairs, use door keys and operate basic office equipment.
  • Vision to read fine print and computer screens, to see colors, to observe rooms in poorly lit conditions.
  • Understand and follow verbal/written instructions.
  • Work on more than one task at a time.
  • Develop strong internal and customer relationships.
  • Set and manage priorities and plan activities in advance.
  • Solve problems and make sound business decisions.
  • Respond to coaching, feedback and training. Strong and effective sales skills.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required while filing
  • Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients.
  • Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.

Environment

General office and hotel environment

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Upscale
room Count:
251-500
location Type:
Urban

Values

Community
Integrity
Leadership
Personal Growth

Perks

401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Discounts
Dental Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Health Insurance Benefits
Hotel Discounts
Job Training
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Address6505 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX, 78752 View map
Property typeHotel 
classUpscale 
room Count251-500 
location TypeUrban 

People (6)

Thelma RockholdSenior Vice President, Sage Hotel Management“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey
Daniel del OlmoPresident, Sage Hotel Management"It always seems impossible until it’s done." - Nelson Mandela
Matt SchwartzSenior Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerMatt Schwartz currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sage Hospitality. In this capacity, Matt has responsibility for all aspects of IT including applications, infrastructure, business intelligence, project management and security for the entire company. Matt spends most days thwarting cyber attacks, enhancing Sage’s CRM database, and moving as much as possible to the Cloud. Prior to joining Sage, Matt served as the VP of Digital Solutions at Intrawest where he deployed a cloud-based Central Reservation System (CRS) to all of Intrawest’s resort properties including Winter Park and Steamboat. Prior to Intrawest, Matt held various leadership positions in IT and Finance at PetSmart and Staples. Matt has a strong passion for technology, starting his career as a “coder” of HTML and SQL. Matt earned a B.S. with Honors from Cornell University and an M.B.A from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Jason AltbergerChief Investment OfficerJason Altberger is Sage Hospitality’s Chief Investment Officer and leads Sage’s continued growth in the real estate investment market, targeting urban lifestyle hotels and developments that align with the company’s vision within the United States. Jason joins Sage after 18 years at real estate private equity firm DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners where he spent the final eight years of his tenure as Managing Director. In this role, he was responsible for a range of assets and investment opportunities and served as an investment committee member for both the US and China funds. He held previous positions with real estate merchant bank Cheslock, Bakker & Associates and the New York office of accounting firm Price Waterhouse. Jason received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business with highest distinction. He is also a licensed CPA, he is an avid runner and serves on the board of a charter school in New Jersey.
Zack NeumeyerChairmanZachary T. Neumeyer is a businessman and civic leader. He is the Chairman of Sage Hospitality and is the Vice Chair of Mobile Accord. He is or has been an investor and board member of companies in the technology, communications, manufacturing, senior housing, banking and service industries. He also works on K-12 education reform in Colorado and nationally. Zack’s civic focus is ensuring that every child in America can fulfill their potential. He works through many organizations focused on making our education system work. These include Board Chair of America Succeeds, Board Member of Colorado Succeeds and Teach For America Colorado. He believes that developing superb leadership is essential to improving our cities, states and country. Zack is a graduate of Cornell University—along with many others at Sage, who also refuse to disclose their graduation year. Continuing in his passion for education, he has taught or lectured at Cornell University, University of Colorado, Harvard University and The University of Denver.
Walter IsenbergCo-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer Sage Hospitality Group"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt

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COMMUNITY CITIZENSHIPGiving back to our communities isn’t just a nice talking point. At Sage, it’s a way of life. Our associates are constantly encouraged to find better ways to take care of the places where we live, work and play. We want to make sure it’s never about us—it’s about doing all we can for the greater good.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENTWe believe leaders should be disruptors because that’s how change occurs. Sage is always looking for ‘A’ players—the leaders of leaders. We empower our leaders with a perfect balance of robust growth opportunities, efficient task force management and chances for personal fulfillment. We never forget that the best leaders are people focused first.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTHAchieving personal and professional growth is one of our values at Sage Hospitality. We believe it’s not just about the work you do, but it’s about who you are. We know your job isn’t your life. That’s why we support our associates in finding the perfect balance between what they do and who they are. By encouraging associates to take initiative and responsibility for their own advancement, we empower them to own their outcomes—both personally and professionally.
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