Posted March 1, 2023Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
Assists the Director of Sales & Marketing in the management, coordination, and execution of items related to the marketing and sales operation of the hotel. Responsible for the management and solicitation of a designated market.
Plan, direct, organize and control departmental activities such as telemarketing, outside sales calls, conducting walking tours, entertaining clients, developing and soliciting new leads, and presenting and preparing written proposals and contracts.
Train and develop new team members within the department
Develop and conduct persuasive verbal sales presentations to prospective clients.
Assist the DOS with supervising the sales staff through account review, correspondence review, and coaching toward improvement.
Gather, organize and disseminate written and verbal information regarding the specific requirements of client events to the appropriate departments and individual clients in a prompt, accurate, profitable, pleasant, and professional manner.
Develop target lists and action plans for account solicitation. Assist in assignment and distribution of leads. Provide guidance in prospecting and qualifying potential leads.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong knowledge of the geographic designated market & ability to travel throughout the designated market promptly. Effectively deal with internal and external guests and staff, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy. Strong forecasting and decision-making skill set. Presents a professional appearance and manner. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.
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
Previous Hotel Sales Professional preferred
Previous OnQ Experience preferred/ This position is an OEM Manager position
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)
198 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
345 Room Hotel
Just off Magnificent Mile, our suites are adjacent to the John Hancock Center. Within two blocks, reach Water Tower Place, the Lakefront Trail, and American Girl. Navy Pier and 'The Bean' at Millennium Park are just over a mile away. Enjoy our top-floor pool and fitness center with views of Lake Michigan.