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Director of Sales

Origin Hotel - Baton Rouge

101 St. Ferdinand Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

87 Room Hotel
Managed By Tandem Hospitality Group


Job Description
The Director of Sales is responsible for the daily sales efforts as well as for the overall positioning of the hotel, brand communication and the development of customers for the property including, rooms, dining outlets, and events. In addition, they are responsible for rental revenue, yield strategies, implementation, market performance and meeting budget, forecast, and optimal business mix targets. Strategies will include pricing, status, direct sales, market mix, marketing, and public relations. Must have a dynamic leadership style, possess excellent communication and decision-making skills and an astute business acumen.
Job Responsibilities
  •       Prepares Sales Reports and Annual Sales & Marketing Plan
  •       Creates effective Sales Programs that will increase awareness and positive perception of the Hotel, its activities, culinary services, and personnel
  •       Ability to access, understand and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system
  •       Assist General Manager in preparation of the marketing, advertising, sales plans, programs and annual budget; manages within approved plans and budgets
  •       Develop rates, group sales deployment strategies through review of competitive data, demand analysis and mix management
  •       Ability to effectively listen, communicate and perform diplomacy with internal and external customers and staff in all situations
  •       Ability to stand and move throughout the hotel property and continuously perform essential job functions
  •       Develop awareness and reputation of the hotel and the brand in the local community
  •       Direct and manage all group, transient, and banquet sales activities to maximize revenue for the hotel
  •       Prepare, implement and compile data for the strategic sales plan, monthly reports, annual goals, sales and marketing budget, forecasts and other reports as directed/required
  •       Perform other duties as assigned
    Job Qualifications
  •       Previous Director of Sales experience preferred
  •       Previous Hotel Sales experience required
  •       Knowledge of travel industry, current market trends and economic factors
  •       Extensive skill in development and delivery of sales presentations
  •       Proven track record in prospecting for new business and savvy at closing the deal
  •       Must be able to make quick decisions and work in a hectic and diverse work environment
  •       Strong ability to prioritize, organize, and manage competing priorities
  •       Possess well-developed leadership and problem-solving skills
  •       Must be able to build and maintain business relationships
  •       Excellent/Above-average reading, writing, and oral proficiency in the English language required. Salary range of $85,000 to $95,000 per year.  
  • Posted May 29, 2024

    Origin Hotel - Baton Rouge

    Greetings From Baton Rouge

    Welcome to the epicenter of South Louisiana, a bustling state capital fueled by LSU football, live blues, and legendary cuisine. Opening in early 2024, the 87-room Origin Hotel Baton Rouge, a Wyndham Hotel, is poised to take its place as the city’s preferred downtown gathering spot – a boutique beauty steps from the storied Mississippi River where days begin with locally roasted coffee at Passé and wind down with a specialty cocktail in the lounge.