Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2024 06:04 AM
Job Number 24023553 Job Category Sales & Marketing Location Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, Alabama, United States VIEW ON MAP Schedule Full-Time Located Remotely? N Relocation? Y Position Type Management JOB SUMMARY Acts as the on-property sales liaison to drive business transient revenue within specific transient segments (i.e., consortia, wholesale, special corporate, AAA, travel agencies, entertainment, diplomatic, social leisure, etc.). Uncovers opportunities and drives transient production by identifying and developing strong business transient relationships. Achieves transient revenue goals by actively and proactively soliciting individuals within specific transient segments. Develops, implements, and executes transient initiatives to increase productivity and engagement. Partners with above property sales leaders (i.e., area sales, account sales and GSO) to identify and pull through business from deployed customer accounts. Identifies and secures transient business, including orchestrating the transaction (i.e., work with revenue, front office, concierge teams, etc.) as appropriate. Conducts walk-through with customer to detail requirements to meet customer expectations or site inspections with agents and travel advisors. Verifies business is worked in conjunction with the operations and events teams to verify quality service delivery. Upsells each business opportunity to maximize transient revenue. Implements the brand’s service strategy and applicable brand initiatives in all aspects of the sales process and drives customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience Required: • High school diploma or GED; 4 years’ experience in the sales and marketing, guest services, front desk, or related professional area. OR • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years’ experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area. Preferred: • 4-year college degree • Previous experience in proactive lead generation in hospitality and sales discipline • Experience selling leisure, transient or special corporate business CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Managing Sales Activities • Achieves transient revenue goals by responding to incoming group/catering opportunities for the property that are within the pre-defined budgeted transient mix. • Understands the overall market (e.g., competitors’ strengths, weaknesses, programming, economic trends, supply and demand, etc.) and knows how to sell against them. • Achieves transient revenue goals by actively and proactively soliciting individuals within specific transient segments by leveraging various tools and systems such as Hoteligence, EMPOWER, GXP, property management system, MRDW etc. • Secures the best opportunities for the property based on market conditions and property needs. • Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business and negotiate contracts. • Achieves transient revenue goals by actively up-selling each business opportunity to maximize revenue opportunity. • Partners with Area Sales, Account Sales, and GSO to identify transient business and achieve revenue goals. • Develops transient sales revenue, operation budgets, and provides forecasting reports. • Works with the management team to create and implement a transient sales/marketing plan addressing revenue, customers, and market. • Assists with selling, implementation, and follow-through of transient sales promotions. • Attends post check-out feedback sessions to understand transient needs, obtain feedback on quality of product (e.g., rooms, meeting facilities and equipment, food and beverage), service levels, and overall satisfaction. • Provides accurate, complete, and effective turnover to Event Management as applicable by segment. • Executes and supports Marriott’s Customer Service Standards and hotel’s Brand Standards. • Conducts walk-throughs and site inspections, as required. • Monitors same day selling procedures to maximize room revenue and control hotel occupancy. • Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., generating proposal, writing contract, customer correspondence). • Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand. • Verifies that the property implements a seamless turnover from sales to operations and back to sales while consistently delivering high level of service. • Monitors the effective resolution of guest issues that arise as a result of the sales process by creating mechanisms to channel issues to property leadership and/or other appropriate stakeholders. • Verifies successful performance by increasing revenues, controlling expenses, and providing a return on investment for the owner and Marriott International. • Provides strategic segment insight to Sales Executives focused on transient Hotel Sales Objectives and are soliciting new BT business from small business accounts, sourcing new accounts, identifying new targets, and re-soliciting past business leads to maximize hotel transient share. Completes other reasonable duties as requested by leadership. Building Successful Relationships • Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to enable future business through sales calls, entertainment, FAM trips, trade shows, etc. • Develops relationships within the community to strengthen and expand customer base transient sales opportunities. • Works collaboratively with off-property sales channels (e.g., Area Sales, Global Sales Organization, Account Sales) to verify the property needs are being achieved and the sales efforts are complementary, not duplicative. • Maintains proper and timely communication with the account customer(s) to verify overall satisfaction and quick resolutions. Partners with Event Management and/or Operations in providing a customer experience that exceeds the customer’s expectations. • Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty by assisting the customer and verifying their satisfaction before and during their program/event. • Implements the brand’s service strategy and applicable brand initiatives in all aspects of the sales process and drives customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience. • Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their expectations, while building a relationship and loyalty to Marriott. • Gains understanding of the property’s primary target customer and service expectations; serves the customer by understanding their business, business issues and concerns, to offer better business solution both prior to, and during, the program/event. • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocate sound business decision-making; demonstrate honesty/integrity; lead by example. • Collaborates effectively with peers, managers, and customers in a global and culturally diverse environment. The hourly pay range for this position is $45.19 to $59.13. Marriott offers a bonus program, comprehensive health care benefits, 401(k) plan with up to 5% company match, employee stock purchase plan at 15% discount, accrued paid time off (including sick leave where applicable), life insurance, group disability insurance, travel discounts, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, health savings account (except for positions based out of or performed in Hawaii), flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, pre-tax commuter benefits, and other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. The compensation and benefits information is provided as of the date of this posting. Marriott reserves the right to modify compensation and benefits at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law. Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law. When you join the Sheraton family, you become a member of its global community. We’ve been a place to gather and connect since 1937. At Sheraton, associates create a sense of belonging in more than 400 communities around the world. We invite, we welcome, and we connect guests through engaging experiences and thoughtful service. If you’re a team player who is excited to deliver a meaningful guest experience, we encourage you to explore your next career opportunity with Sheraton. Join us on our mission to be ‘The World’s Gathering Place’. In joining Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.
• Location: Birmingham, AL Birmingham, AL Alabama
• Post ID: 9080174078 Birmingham