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Sr Mgr Sales

Posted August 15, 2022

Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
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About This Job

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Sales Manager to join our team! Holiday Inn San Jose Silicon Valley is a full-service hotel featuring 354 guest rooms, over 12,000 sf of meeting space and a recently renovated public area including a new pub with patio. The ideal Senior Sales Manager will be effectively soliciting and becoming familiar with all accounts in his/her market segments including but not limited to Business Traveler and Corporate; direct booking and detailing of the event and working efficiently with the hotel operations team to ensure consistent and high level of customer satisfaction is delivered from pre-planning to the day of the event and post event. Requires a detailed, organized, and agile individual who is solution oriented, and is able to multi-task.

JOB OVERVIEW:  Develop and book future business by identifying potential leads and actively soliciting future business within specified territory. Prospect and develop new accounts. Responsible for maximizing a hotel's revenues by developing programs to increase occupancy and make profitable use of its accommodation, meeting and leisure facilities. Market the hotel to various markets using various social platforms.

REPORTS TO:       General Manager

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Effectively attain assigned sales and revenue goals as well as solicitation call goals while also training/mentoring others to do the same.
  • Move throughout property to conduct site inspections. Maximize revenue by selling all facets of the hotel, both orally and in written form to previous, current and potential clients.
  • Maintain strong visibility in local community and industry organizations as applicable. May assist in implementing and/or participating in special promotions relating to direct sales segments i.e. sales blitzes etc.
  • Maintain good relationships with existing clients and generating repeat business. Provides outstanding customer service when dealing with potential new customers or leads. Interact with in house guests and solicit future business or generate lead.
  • Complete weekly prospective calls and demonstrate a conversion rate into actual sales bookings.
  • Handle account details so that all pertinent aspects of solicitation and closing are complete and documented. Coordinate various departments' participation in servicing accounts.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel and applicable departments.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff.
  • Review future booking levels to plan dates for promotions to increase occupancy rates
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must have the ability to communicate in English.  Self-starting personality with an even disposition.  Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times.       Can communicate well with guests.  Must be willing to “pitch-in” and help co- workers with their job duties and be a team player.  Knowledge of a hotel structure and how all departments interact.  Ability to effectively communicate with customers in a friendly and positive manner, in order to solicit business, meet client needs and resolve complaints.  Ability to move throughout the hotel to conduct site inspections. 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Customer Satisfaction: 

Our customers are what we are about.  One of the keys to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with Crescent staff.  It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances.  Every Crescent associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day. 

Work Habits:

In order to maintain a positive guest and associate experience, your work habits should always meet and strive to exceed hotel standards for work procedures, dress, grooming, punctuality and attendance.  You should be adaptable to change in your work area and in hotel procedures with a willingness to learn new skills and/or improve existing ones, have the ability to solve routine problems that occur on the job and ask for help whenever you are not sure how to do something.

Safety & Security: 

The safety and security of our guests and associates is of utmost importance to Crescent.  Every Crescent associate should adhere to the hotel security policies and procedures, particularly regarding key controls, lifting heavy objects, using chemicals, and effectively reporting safety hazards and safety concerns.

NOTE:        

This description excludes non-essential and marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties.  Furthermore, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive.  Rather, they represent the typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.  Other job-related duties may be assigned by the associate’s supervisor.

Furthermore, this description is subject to change, in the sole discretion of the Company, and in no way creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise; each associate remains, at all times, an “at will” associate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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About this Employer

Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley

1350 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 453-6200

354 Room Hotel

www.ihg.com

Welcome to Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley

Welcome to the Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley, 2 miles from San Jose International Airport SJC. Minutes from downtown San Jose, our pet friendly contemporary hotel reflects the unique energy of California's thriving Bay Area. Step inside our warm and welcoming ambiance making you feel right at home.

Unwind in our inviting accommodations that feature modern amenities. Drink and dine in style at our newly renovated on-site restaurant and Pub featuring breakfast and dinner specialties. Closed. Our well-equipped business center and elegantly appointed event spaces will cater to all your needs.

Our convenient location gives easy access to I-880, I-280 and Highway 101. Take advantage of the light rail system adjacent to the hotel. Visit popular points of interest including Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Regional Medical Center and Operation Warp Speed distribution locations.