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Commercial Regional Director, New Hotel Openings & Dual Brand Strategy

Hotel Brand:
Location: United States, Georgia, Atlanta

Hotel: Corp Atlanta Ravinia, Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, 30346

Job number: 120624

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About Us: 

Bringing True Hospitality to the world.

We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG®, you become part of our global family. A welcoming culture of warmth, honesty and a passion for providing True Hospitality.

We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognizing the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. In making a difference to our guests and owners, colleagues and communities, every day is a chance to create great and unique experiences, in your own way.

With over 370,000 colleagues in nearly 100 countries sharing our values, there’s countless opportunities at your fingertips.

We’re growing; grow with us.

Your Day to Day: 

Role Purpose – 

Develop a way of working and plan for success for our young brands and emerging dual brand hotels. Provide hands-on sales, marketing, and channel strategy consultation to owners, management companies, hotel General Manager and Director of Sales. Develop strategic action plans for hotels to drive measurable, incremental sales revenue. Work with individual hotel teams to identify skill development areas and properly deploy sales and marketing resources. 

Key Accountabilities – 

  • Collaborate with FPS to guarantee a unified and seamless process to hotels and clients. Partner with Franchise Revenue team on sales and revenue strategy.
  • Based on hotel assessment, determine appropriate consultation with key stakeholders, management companies, and/or hotels (including GM and Director of Sales), either over the phone or through an in person visit.
  • Analyze hotel performance metrics, to create specific action plans to deliver incremental revenue and improve market share.
  • Position hotels against their competitive set to determine best path for fair share.
  • Partner with hotel, owner, and/or management company to maximize hotel-level sales performance, and market share position.
  • Identify potential clients and assist the local sales team in developing account penetration plan.
  • Review IHG training and tools to improve IHG sales processes that drive performance, improve sales and marketing efficiency and build a stronger sales culture.
  • Consult with the local sales team on best practices, IHG sales tools, and brand information to enhance the sales process and penetrate specific market segments and key accounts.
  • Assess current channel strategy and consult with hotels on necessary actions to drive revenue through channel optimization.
  • Communicate with FPS and other key internal stakeholders regarding next steps for hotel, owner, and/or management company to execute action plan.
  • Serve as the face of the brands to the owner and hotel community.
  • Must be able to travel domestically ~70%.

What We Need From You: 

Education –

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Hotel Management, Business, or a relevant field of work is preferred. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience in hotel operations.

Experience –

8+ years progressive work-related experience, with at least 5 years in hotel operations management or relevant sales and marketing which includes the development of the development and execution of tactical sales programs (business plans) and regional or multi-hotel corporate experience a plus.

Technical skills & Knowledge –

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt consultation based on the complexity of the hotel, from limited service to full service and extended-stay products.
  • Ability to quickly build trusted relationships with owners, hotels, and internal IHG stakeholders in a limited amount of time.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of marketing and sales principles, including channel strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret hotel performance data and diagnose root causes of issues and develop action plans tailored to individual hotel/account needs that drive incremental revenue and market share.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand competition in a market and identify gaps in hotel’s performance to competitors and execute a strategy to drive performance.
  • Demonstrated understanding of hotel’s business mix and the ability to develop segmentation strategies and plans.
  • Demonstrated understanding of daily/weekly/monthly/seasonal demands, booking patterns and pricing.
  • Ability to identify demand generators.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and assist in development of business travel strategy and execution of the RFP process to improve revenue performance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret data from resources and systems that provide insight on business travel accounts and travel agencies at top producing hotels in market.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with hotels individually to develop account plans to increase share of business.

What We Offer: 

We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing, and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to an individual's, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. IHG is committed to promoting a culture of inclusion where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued. We seek talent from all backgrounds to join our teams and encourage our colleagues to bring their authentic and best selves to work.

The salary range for this role is $116,933.88 to $142,919.19. This is the lowest to highest pay scale we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the pay range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs. 

**This job is also eligible for bonus pay. 

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees. 

You can apply for this role through the link below (or through internal career site if you are a current employee).

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognised and respected – wherever they are in the world. Want to be part of the journey?

We need people like you to make a difference and create exceptional experiences every single day. Don’t just join a growing team of 370,000 colleagues across 100 countries. Let your passion shine. Innovate and collaborate around the world. Embrace your ambition.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today.

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