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Director of Sales

posted September 24, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Ardmore
Ardmore, OK
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About This Job

Job overview

As a Director of Sales, you will fill a vital role by implementing the total sales and marketing efforts of the hotel, including securing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts, supervising sales activities and training within the hotel staff, and executing sales and marketing strategies to maximize the profitability of the hotel while maintaining customer satisfaction.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be incredibly friendly, customer centric, love to smile and have FUN in a team environment.
  • Have 5 or more years of Hotel Sales Management and Staff Leadership experience.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key clients in order to produce group and/or convention business, to include room sales, food & beverage sales, catering/banquet services.
  • Direct the scheduling of conventions and group activities at the hotel and coordinates with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with officials and representatives of local community groups and companies, and attends out-of-town conventions to generate convention and group business.
  • Execute hotel-level tactical sales and marketing plans to support overall system-wide sales plans/strategies and programs.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and provide career development for all sales personnel; conducts performance evaluations and provides feedback to employees using company hiring standards and guidelines.
  • Provide sales training and development for all front desk personnel to ensure all guest inquiries and needs are consistently executed.
  • Manage the departmental budget and monitors sales activities/performance to ensure actual sales meet or exceed established revenue plan; accurately reports variances/projections.
  • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.

Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Benefits for Full Time Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 401K retirement plan 
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Income*
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Vacation PTO & Holiday/Sick PTO
  • Employee Assistance Program

*Specific plans for specific positions

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About This Employer

Hilton Garden Inn Ardmore

710 Premier Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401

(580) 226-2223

At A Glance

We are located off Interstate 35, just blocks from Michelin North America and Mercy Memorial Health Center. Visitors will find dining, shopping and entertainment just minutes away from our Ardmore hotel.

Guests can take advantage of all the amenities offered at our 100% smoke-free hotel including a complimentary fitness center and heated outdoor pool. We offer cooked-to-order breakfast and a great night of sleep in the Suite Dreams® by Serta bed. If guests need to get work done, each room offers a large work desk and complimentary WiFi. Anyone can plan their next event at our hotel for up to 250 people.

  • Convenient location with easy access to Interstate 35
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • 24-hour business center, pool and fitness center
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner at hotel restaurant
  • Event space for up to 250 people
  • In-room hospitality center with microwave and refrigerator

About Aimbridge Hospitality

At Aimbridge Hospitality, bigger really is better!  Now is a great time to join Aimbridge, the largest hotel management company in North America.  Currently with approximately 30,000 Associates and a diverse portfolio of more than 800 hotels and resorts, we are continuing to grow and expand!  Scale means opportunity, and here’s what that looks like at Aimbridge:

  • Culture – At Aimbridge we have high expectations for results and performance. That’s why we value passionate and service minded people who love to be challenged and who desire opportunities to directly contribute to the overall success of the Company.
  • Careers – We invest in training, technology, and talent. Through a collaborative and supportive approach, Aimbridge can take you where you want to go!  When you join Aimbridge, your professional network will instantly expand.  You’ll become part of industry history as Aimbridge Hospitality secures its place as not only the largest third-party manager of hotels and resorts, but also the best!
  • Community – Being good corporate citizens is something we take seriously at Aimbridge. Impact and connection is what it’s all about!  We engage internally and externally in a variety of ways to make a positive difference for each other, and within our local communities.