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Director of Sales

posted March 15, 2017

Holiday Inn Savannah S - I-95 Gateway
Savannah, GA
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About the Job

AD1 Global is currently looking for a Director of Sales for a Holiday Inn in Savannah, Georgia.  The successful candidate will establish a client base of organizations, associations, social, and corporate businesses through direct outside and inside sales effort for the purpose of securing business for the hotel to ensure that predetermined sales expectations are met or exceeded.  Must develop and maintain relationships with key clients in order to produce group and or convention business.  As a Director of Sales you need to have great negotiating skills in order to negotiate guest room rates, meeting room rental, function space, and hotel services within approved booking guidelines and follow up with confirming in writing all requirements via sales contracts.

What you will be doing

  • Solicit business via telephone and via personal calls in order to achieve designated personal sales goals.
  • Conduct site inspections and tours of the hotel and banquet facilities; entertain qualified potential clients in accordance with company and property policies and procedures.
  • Accurately forecast all bookings and cancellations.
  • Assist the General Manager and VP of Sales with the implementation and achievement of the Sales Marketing plan.
  • Attend and represent company at trade shows and city-wide conventions as dictated by the needs of the hotel.
  • Respond quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner. Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Maintain a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.
  • Follow management company and brand policies and procedures and effectively communicate them to subordinates.

The ideal candidate for this position

  • has a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and a minimum of 1-3 years’ work experience in hotel sales field.
  • must be able to travel in town, in state and out of state. If using own vehicle or renting vehicles, must have valid driver’s license with clear background.
  • must possess negotiating abilities.
  • has excellent written and verbal skills.
  • has excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated positive customer service skills, and ability to relate to people of varying ages and backgrounds.
  • has a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • must have flexible availability as some weekends and evenings required.

A majority of time will be spent selling and negotiating hotel guestrooms and banquet facility and services, therefore a significant portion of time is spent speaking, listening, thinking, and writing. A majority of time is spent conducting outside sales, therefore a significant amount of time is spent communicating and interacting with various people inside and outside of the hotel

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About This Employer

Holiday Inn Savannah S - I-95 Gateway

11 Gateway Boulevard East

Savannah, GA 31419

Telephone (912) 925-2525

100 Room Hotel

www.ihg.com

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Welcome to Holiday Inn Savannah S - I-95 Gateway

Welcome to the brand new Holiday Inn Savannah South I-95 Gateway!

The Holiday Inn Savannah South I-95 is conveniently located right off Interstate I-95 and just 15 minutes from the famous Savannah Historic District. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is just a short 10 minute drive.


We are minutes from Lady & Sons Restaurant featuring Paula Deen's famous recipes, River Street, City Market, Forsyth Park, Mighty Eight Air Force Museum and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist.
Vacationers headed to Savannah love our hotel’s great midway launching point to the white sandy beaches of Tybee Island or Hilton Head Island.


We are minutes away from Hunter Army Field, Ft. Stewart Military Base, Armstrong State University, Savannah State University, Savannah Mall, Oglethorpe Mall. Corporate travelers enjoy the proximity to offices of Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Ports Authority, Norfolk Southern, Memorial Health University Medical Center, St Joseph’s/Candler Hospital, and Brasseler USA.


Enjoy our full service restaurant & lounge with room service available. Kids Eat Free! Relax in our brand new luxuriously furnished rooms and take advantage of our complimentary services; wireless & wired Internet available throughout the hotel, outdoor pool, Fitness Center, and media/Business Center. For your convenience, we offer a variety of items available to purchase in our Market Place/Sundry Shop.