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Area Director of Sales - On Property

Courtyard Santa Monica

425 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

136 Room Hotel
Managed By Aimbridge Hospitality

Now offering Daily Pay! Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability; Income Term Life and AD&D Insurance; Paid Time Off; Employee Assistance Program; 401k Retirement Plan with Match

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Aimbridge is #hiring an AREA Director of Sales in Santa Monica! Aimbridge is a place to GROW! Apply today!
Compensation: $115,000-$125,000 + quarterly incentive plan, Full-Time

Who this job will appeal to

You bring the passion, motivation, and drive, and we will bring the opportunities! Aimbridge Hospitality is looking for an Area Director of Sales to join our teams at the Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica & Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica! This role partners with a sales team to proactively sell for the hotels.

Aimbridge will get you where you want to go and help you reach places in your career you might have never imagined were possible! The ideal candidate has held the DOS title, is proactive, knows the corporate market and has experience selling premium branded select service hotels. When you join the Aimbridge Family, you’re working with the best of the best! It’s a mark of distinction. Our diverse business is full of energy, excitement, and rapid growth—just like a career with Aimbridge! Join a team where every day brings new opportunities to help create memorable experiences, ways to succeed, and great people to inspire you. We are a place to GROW, a place to BELONG, and a place to SUCCEED! That is #theAimbridgeWAY!  

What you will be doing

The Area Director of Sales is responsible planning and managing the overall sales and marketing for a collection of 2-10 full service, premium select and/or independent branded hotels. This role has the responsibility to achieve optimal occupancy and ADR growth to maximize total revenue while meeting/exceeding hotel profit objectives for all of the entire collection of hotels. This individual will oversee operations of the hotel sales department including but not limited to direct sales follow-up sales administration hiring of staff training managing and coaching. Additional responsibilities include sales and marketing budget forecast advertising marketing and business plans; manages within approved plans and budgets. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 4 years of progressive hotel sales experience preferred; or a 4-year college degree and at least 2 years of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and at least 4 years of related experience.
  • Prior Director of Sales or National Sales experience selling major downtown markets is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in the applicable state.
  • Must possess highly developed verbal & written communication skills to frequently negotiate convince sell and influence other managerial personnel hotel guest(s) and/or corporate clients.
  • Must have thorough experience with professional selling skills: opening probing supporting closing
  • Shows strong analytical skills and strategic vision in establishing appropriate sales deployment
  • Must be proficient in general computer knowledge especially Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple tasks
  • Strong organization and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and manage people of diverse socioeconomic cultural disability and ethnic backgrounds while solving complex problems and creating a productive sales team
  • Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the sales/marketing/hospitality profession.
  • Must work well in stressful high pressure situations; maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all group transient and catering sales solicitations and bookings to maximize overall revenue.
  • Coordinate sales automation efforts ensuring a region sales database is developed and managed for various email campaigns and customer solicitation efforts to maximize overall revenue.
  • Develop recommend implement and manage the division's annual budget and the advertising public relations marketing and sales plans and programs for the hotel to maximize rate occupancy and food & beverage opportunities thus ensuring the hotel meets/exceeds management and owner revenue/profit goals and expectations.
  • Initiate and develop sales trips to key feeder markets / cities with a focus on identifying accounts that can directly benefit revenue performance targets at all hotels located within the cluster. In addition work directly with property based Directors of Sales to help with coordination of on property direct sales efforts.
  • Proactively conduct outside sales calls conduct sales tours and entertain clients.
  • Understand the content reflected in contracts and how to negotiate terms therein.
  • Develop and maintain market awareness to ensure ability to predict revenue opportunities and set proactive strategies.
  • Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
  • Conducts on property visits to hotels within assigned collection to assess strength of sales leadership strategic culture and adherence to Aimbridge Hospitality’s established regulations company standards sales standards and sales metrics.
  • Comply with attainment of individual goals as well as team goals and budgeted metrics.
  • Train all members of the hotel staff on how to recognize and capitalize on all sales opportunities to increase hotel occupancy and revenue.
  • With input and guidance from the GM and/or Corporate HR manage Human Resources in the division in order to attract retain and motivate the employees; hire train develop empower coach and counsel conduct performance and salary reviews resolve problems provide open communication vehicles discipline and terminate as appropriate.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel including Sales Food and Beverage Front Office and Reservations.
  • Maintain strong visibility in local community and industry organizations.
  • Attend and/or conduct daily/weekly/monthly meetings and any other functions required by management providing training on a rotational basis.
  • Maintains professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication across your collection of hotels to achieve initiatives with respective marketing partner(s) and other internal departments (i.e. Second Wave Aimbridge Digital or Branded field marketing).
  • Travel on a weekly basis as required.
  • Act as directed on behalf of the General Manager in his/her absence; performing any other duties as requested by management.

Who you will be working with

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in all 50 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.

Benefits

After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Retirement Plan
Posted July 8, 2024

Courtyard Santa Monica

Welcome To Courtyard Santa Monica

Modern hotel near the Santa Monica Pier and beach

Located in downtown Santa Monica, just 4 blocks from the Santa Monica Pier and beach, the Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica features oversized guest rooms with SoCal beach vibes in its design details and artwork. The hotel is steps away from the Santa Monica Place Mall and the city’s best dining, shopping and entertainment at the Third Street Promenade. Relax with modern amenities including wood plank floors, free Wi-Fi and luxurious bedding. Begin your morning with a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center before heading to Waterman's Café, our onsite restaurant, for a light bite and Starbucks® coffee. Soak up the sun on the 2nd floor pool deck or spend your days exploring the best of Southern California. After a fun day at the Santa Monica Pier, catch the Expo train, located just across from the hotel, to downtown L.A. only 7 miles away. If you're visiting the city for business, you'll love our hotel's prime downtown location and work-friendly facilities and meeting space.

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