Franchised Director of Sales
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Job Number 18000VBW
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Location The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago, Illinois VIEW ON MAP
Brand Autograph Collection Hotels
Position Type Management
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Thank you for your interest in this position. It is a job opportunity with one of Marriott International’s franchisees.
Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Sage Hospitality. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel’s employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International.
Sage Hospitality is looking for a new Director of Sales and Marketing for the storied, architectural icon rooted in the city legendary past, The Blackstone Hotel. This recently renovated destination is blooming as a point of cultural and creative discovery. The South Loop Chicago Hotel offers modern accommodations with views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park, acclaimed dining at the Mercat a la Planxa, craft cocktails and entertainment at Timothy Hutch. The Blackstone is home to 335 newly upgraded rooms and suites, as well as an impressive collection of flexible and sophisticated spaces for corporate meetings and weddings in downtown Chicago.
We are in search of an experienced DOSM with strong leadership abilities that can guide and mentor the a large sales team, and preferably someone with an understanding of the Chicago market.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. Were talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by high-performing investments from coast to coast. With the advantage of hands-on experience, were also changing the way luxury in the hotel world looks. Developing modern, independent hotels with unique style, artistry and branding creating places that people go to, not through.
Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference. If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at Sage Hospitality that await you.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isnt upset when things are up in the air; doesnt have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesnt show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- 3-5 years of hotel sales management experience
- Requires knowledge of general sales techniques, yield management, and customer service skills.
- Ability to Travel and multi-task
- Requires effective business writing ability and communications skills
- Vision to read fine print and computer screens, to see colors, to observe rooms in poorly lit conditions
- Understand and follow verbal/written instructions
- Develop strong internal and customer relations
- Sitting 85%, Walking 5%, Standing 5%, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing 5%
- Must have dexterity/mobility to meet clients on and off premises, to tour property and attend functions, to climb stairs, and operate basic office equipment.
- Must have own reliable transportation and posses a valid state driver's license in order to make sales calls.
- Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
- 4+ years of hotel sales management experience
This company is an equal opportunity employer.