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Hotel Sales Manager

Department: Management
Location: Metairie, LA
Career Site: Nola Hotels

Job Summary:

Generates revenue to meet or exceed budget expectations. Works closely with the General Manager to develop an effective marketing plan and direct the sales effort as described in the marketing plan. Plans and administers sales policies and programs to foster and promote patronage.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes and maintains accounts, and develops relationships in the marketplace. 
  • identifies and analyzes competition, both locally and regionally. 
  • Designs new programs and campaigns to develop additional sales from  the various market niches. Makes face-to-face sales calls. 
  • Ensures prompt and systematic servicing of all business accounts. 
  • Develops and maintains marketing plan and sales budget.
  • Maintains all sales systems, such as sales records and reports, conference calendar, traces of history and potentials, logs of groups not previously accommodated, and mailing lists. 
  • Provides sales training to hotel staff, as appropriate.
  • Maintains high visibility in the surrounding community and in the hospitality community. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Degree in Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three years of sales experience required; hospitality sales preferred. 
  • Excellent leadership skills and strong revenue management skills. Must be innovative and self-motivated. 
  • Must be able to work independently and have the drive to succeed.
  • Must maintain a high level of professional appearance and demeanor.

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