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Aimbridge Hospitality Dual Sales Manager OEM in Chicago, Illinois

The Area Sales Manager is responsible for attainment of assigned goals tied to the overall performance of a collection of 2-10 hotels. The individual will be responsible for effectively soliciting and securing new accounts for all assigned hotels. The Area Sales Manager will work in conjunction with the respective Directors of Sales/hotel leadership to achieve the revenue and market share goals for the hotels assigned. The focus of sales may vary based on the respective properties the associate is assigned to (i.e. Leisure Business Travel Group SMERF). Management-level associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities; for OEM associates overtime does apply and is calculated accordingly.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required with at least 2 years Hotel Sales experience preferred.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license for the applicable state.

  • Must possess developed verbal and written communication skills to frequently negotiate convince sell and influence other managerial personnel hotel guest(s) and/or corporate clients.

  • Experience with professional selling skills desired: opening probing supporting closing

  • 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

  • RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively attain assigned sales and revenue goals as well as solicitation call goals for the assigned collection of hotels.

  • Proactively conduct solicitation calls conduct sales tours and entertain clients specific to Leisure SMERF Business Travel (BT) and/or Groups as applicable by property.

  • Grow existing relationships with assigned accounts specific to Leisure SMERF Business Travel (BT) and/or Groups as applicable by property.

  • Monitor and evaluate trends within your market segment.

  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service-oriented manner.

  • Adheres to Aimbridge Hospitality’s established regulations company standards sales standards and sales metrics related.

  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel and applicable departments.

  • 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.

  • Attend daily/weekly/monthly meetings and any other functions required by management.

  • Perform any other duties as requested by the General Manager or Director of Sales.

  • Formerly the headquarters of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, the building will feature a dual-branded hotel with a 135-room Hilton Garden Inn and a 215-room Canopy by Hilton.

A National Historic Landmark dating back to 1904, the property is located in the heart of downtown Chicago across the street from Willis Tower. Work on the project consists of a complete gut renovation and construction of 350 total rooms and suites. The first floor will feature lobbies, amenities and 232,000 square feet of conference rooms.

The existing 15th floor will be modified with its roof removed in its entirety to build a new 16th floor space with an independent restaurant / lounge. The project will also consist of renovating six elevators, as well as the addition of a seventh.

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 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.

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

  • 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

Job ID: 2021-33652

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Street: 226 W Jackson Blvd

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