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HEI Hotels and Resorts Group Sales Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

About Us

Welcome to Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham, located in Boston’s High-Technology, Pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences Belt and corporate corridor along Route 128 and Highway 95. Our Boston/Waltham, MA hotel is just 20 minutes to downtown Boston and 25 minutes to Logan International Airport, convenient to Brandeis and Bentley Universities as well as Wellesley and Regis Colleges. Our brand offers both leisure and business travelers an approachable, upscale experience with best-in-class customer service, that anticipates travelers' needs and delivers what matters most to them.Embassy Suites Boston Waltham offers a diverse breadth of experience for budding service professionals, seasoned hospitality specialists, and everyone in-between. Our team members enjoy Snack Carts with occasional trivia and games to win prizes as well as discounted hotel rooms at Hilton and HEI hotels. At the Embassy Suites Waltham, we welcome jeans on Fridays with a small donation to our Make a Difference Committee to use for events in the community. Be a part of a diverse team driven by a passion for outstanding service through authenticity, diversity, and innovation with an organization whose values mirror your own.Don't meet every single requirement of this job? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At HEI we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still send in your information. You may be the perfect candidate for this or for other roles within our organization!We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Overview

Manage accounts to achieve guest satisfaction and to solicit past and new business to ensure all revenue goals are achieved or exceeded. Responsible for soliciting new group sales accounts, entertaining, and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals in rooms, food, beverage, and room rental.

Responsibilities

  • Solicit new and existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals through telephone prospecting, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication.

  • Advanced level of producing room, banquet, and room rental revenue through directly soliciting business via aggressive prospecting, making presentations, developing contracts, negotiating and closing sales.

  • Maximize revenue by selling all facets of the hotel, both orally and in written form to previous, current and potential clients.

  • Handle account details so that all pertinent aspects of solicitation and closing are complete and documented. Coordinate various departments' participation in servicing accounts.

  • Develop and conduct persuasive verbal sales presentations to prospective clients.

  • Prepare information for, meet with and entertain clients as deemed appropriate by potential business from that account.

  • Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to all departments in the hotel to ensure high quality of service to customers.

  • Prepare correspondence to customers, internal booking reports and file maintenance.

  • Participate in daily business review meeting, pre-convention meetings, training and other sales-related meetings as required.

  • Attend trade shows, community events and industry meetings.

  • Advanced knowledge of market trends, competition and key customers of the hotel.

  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.

  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • 3+ years of past sales experience preferred.

  • Must have previous hospitality experience.

  • Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Delphi. Advanced knowledge of sales skills, revenue management, training, and motivation of peers.

  • Advanced knowledge of hotel and competitive market.

  • Ability to execute appropriate action plans.

  • Desire to participate as part of a team.

  • Must be willing to "pitch-in" and help co-workers with their job duties and be a team player.

  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning.

  • Leadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals.

  • Able to set priorities, plan, organize, and delegate.

  • Written communication skills to be concise, well organized, complete, and clear.

  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Benefits

HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefit program that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical and Dental programs through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as Vision insurance programs ​through EyeMed. ​Our Vacation, Sick and Holiday programs are available for you to rejuvenate with time off. HEI also provides pet insurance through the ASPCA. For your financial wellness, HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life insurance as well as Short and Long-Term Disability plans. Our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future. Specific details and eligibility of these programs vary by location and employment status.

Work today, get paid today! We proudly partner with DailyPay, a voluntary benefit that allows our associates access to their earnings when they want them.

HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Job LocationsUS-MA-Waltham

Posted Date2 days ago(7/10/2024 9:47 AM)

Requisition ID2024-49519

CategorySales and Marketing

Position TypeRegular Full-Time

FLSA StatusExempt

Location NameEmbassy Suites Waltham

Tipped / Service Charge EligibleNo

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