IHG Director of Sales - Candlewood Suites (Austin Arboretum-NW) in Austin, Texas
IHG has a very exciting position available at our IHG Company Managed Candlewood Suites located in busy Austin - Arboretum, Texas!! Our Director of Sales opening is a great opportunity to join one of the world s largest hotel companies and a great brand, Candlewood Suites.
At Candlewood Suitesour sales culture involves "owning our backyards" with a proactive, "hands on" sales approach. The idea candidate must be a proactive, self-starter who is dedicated, enthusiastic, energetic and looking to sell.
We are looking for a Director of Sales who knows how to get to the decision makers. Candidate should be an effective negotiator that can produce a win/win for both clients and hotel. Candidate should be able to create relationships that ensure repeat business. The candidate must be confident in their selling skills and not be afraid of competing for business in a competitive marketplace. The successful candidate will uncover new business to replace low producing accounts or lower priced business and they will be able to foster existing relationships to achieve success.
Being that the name of our game is outside sales calls with qualified decision makers- Our candidate should achieve booking goals by making sales calls to prospective clients in accordance with pre-assigned goals, will coordinate with various departments the activities that related to booking the business, and will negotiate rate and service plans to meet budgeted revenue goals.
Previous sales, hotel or industry related experience is a big plus but not a deal breaker.......If you are ready for the challenge and feel you are a fit for this great opportunity we look forward to hearing from you!
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field, and 2 - 4 years total 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. You must be able to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc.
The ability to speak multiple languages is preferred. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.
Requisition ID: R124981