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Director of Sales (SEASW)

Hotel Brand: EVEN Hotels
Location: United States, Washington, Seattle

Hotel: Seattle Downtown - Lake Union (SEASW), 527 Fairview Avenue N, 98109

Job number: 101637


About Us

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.

Role Purpose

As Sales Director you’ll develop and set revenue sales and marketing strategies for the hotel to ensure plans are implemented, results are monitored, and sales goals are achieved. Regularly sell hotel rooms, meeting rooms, and food and beverage through direct client contacts. 

Key Accountabilities

People 

  • Manage everyday activities, plan, and assign work ensuring you always have the right staffing numbers.    
  • Develop your team and improve their performance through coaching and feedback and create performance and development goals for colleagues - recognize good performance.  
  • Train colleagues to make sure they deliver with compliance and to the standards we expect and have the tools they need to work efficiently.  
  • Recommend or initiate any HR elated actions where needed.   
  • Drive a great working environment for teams to thrive – connect departments to create sense of one team.   

Financial 

  • Hit all personal/team sales goals and maximize profitability.  
  • Achieve budgeted revenues and personal/team sales goals and maximize profitability. Participate in the preparation of the annual departmental operating budget, the hotel marketing plan and business plan, and financial plans. 
  • Help prepare the departmental budget and financial plans including the hotel marketing plan.   
  • Create and implement sales plans that drive measurable incremental occupancy, increase average rates, increase volume, food and beverage and banquet sales.  
  • Produce monthly reports and sales forecasts to analyze current/potential market and sales trends, coordinate activities to increase revenue and market share and monitor performance to ensure actual sales meet or exceed established revenue plan.  

Guest Experience

  • Help guests - you’ll be happy to help if someone needs assistance with a request or complaint.   
  • Provide guests with information (example: loyalty programs, area attractions, restaurants, facility information) to enhance guest experience.   
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key clients and outside contacts in order to produce group and/or convention business, to include room sales, food & beverage sales, and catering/banquet services.   
  • Schedule conventions and/or business group activities at the hotel and coordinate with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients.  

Responsible Business 

  • Raise the awareness and reputation of your hotel and the brand locally.  
  • Identify improvements to marketing activities and overall hotel sales performance and work with other departments.  
  • Ad-hoc duties – unexpected moments when we have to pull together to get a task done.

Accountability

This is the top sales and marketing job in a full or limited-service hotel and may include meeting space and/or catering facilities. May manage professional level and administrative sales team members.

Key Skills & Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification / equivalent in marketing or related field.
  • Two to four years of experience in a hospitality or hotel sales and marketing setting with direct supervisory experience over a sales team, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must speak local language.  
  • Other languages preferred.

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 below range is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future. The hourly range for this role is $103,628.40 to $179.277.13.

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

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, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits 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.

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 and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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