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Aimbridge Hospitality Director of Group Sales in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Summary

The Director of Group Sales has direct oversight of group sales operations for a Full-Service hotel. This role has the responsibility to achieve optimal occupancy and ADR growth to maximize total revenue while meeting/exceeding hotel profit objectives. This individual will oversee operations of the hotel group sales. Additional responsibilities include assisting with sales and marketing budget, forecast, advertising, marketing and business plans and manages within approved plans and budgets. This position will report to the Director of Sales and Marketing. It is a bonus eligible position.

Joining The Charles Hotel surrounds you with entrepreneurial, like-minded peers an independent hotel has to offer. As an employee of The Charles Hotel, you will benefit from:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance starting from $1.16* weekly

  • Access to 401(k) and company match

  • Eight annual paid holidays with an extra personal day

  • Travel benefits across multiple brands

  • Complimentary daily meal

  • $5 discounted daily parking

  • $1000 referral bonus

    *Rate is subject to change.

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 2 years of progressive hotel sales experience preferred; or a 4-year college degree and at least 1 year of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and at least 2 years of related experience .

  • Must possess highly developed verbal & written communication skills to frequently negotiate, convince, sell and influence other managerial personnel, hotel guest(s) and/or corporate clients.

  • Must have thorough experience with professional selling skills: opening, probing, supporting, closing .

  • Shows strong analytical skills and strategic vision in establishing appropriate sales deployment .

  • Must be proficient in general computer knowledge especially Microsoft Office products .

  • Must be able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple tasks .

  • Strong organization and presentation skills .

  • D emonstrated ability to effectively interact and manage people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds while solving complex problems and creating a productive sales team .

  • Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the sales/marketing/hospitality profession.

  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.

  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Primary duties must consist of administrative, executive, or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time.

  • Coordinate all group sales solicitations and bookings to maximize overall revenue.

  • Assist to develop, recommend, implement and manage the division's annual budget and the advertising, public relations marketing and sales plans and programs for the hotel to maximize rate, occupancy and food & beverage opportunities thus ensuring the hotel meets/exceeds management and owner revenue/profit goals and expectations.

  • Proactively conduct outside sales calls, conduct sales tours and entertain clients.

  • Understand the content reflected in contracts and how to negotiate terms therein.

  • Develop and maintain market awareness to ensure ability to predict revenue opportunities and set proactive strategies.

  • Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.

  • Adheres to The Charles Hotel’s established regulations, company standards, sales standards and sales metrics related.

  • Train all members of the hotel staff on how to recognize and capitalize on all sales opportunities to increase hotel occupancy and revenue.

  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel, including Sales, Food and Beverage, Front Office and Reservations.

  • Maintain strong visibility in local community and industry organizations.

  • Attend and/or conduct daily/weekly/monthly meetings and any other functions required by management, providing training on a rotational basis.

  • Maintains professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication relationships to achieve initiatives with respective marketing partner(s) and other internal departments.

  • Perform any other duties as requested by management.

Property Details

The Charles Hotel experience reflects the eclecticism that is Cambridge. An urban oasis, The Charles offers something for everyone who is visiting the Boston area. Guests can soak in their academic surrounding by attending a lecture at Harvard, relax with a stroll along the Charles River, explore downtown Boston or dine at some of the Boston and Cambridge area's finest restaurants, including The Charles' own Henrietta's Table.

The Charles is an independent property, offering luxurious accommodations and all the comforts of home. Guest rooms combine New England décor with the latest technology. 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor banquet space merge to offer an array of options for anyone's next event.

Located just minutes from downtown Boston and a variety of world-class attractions, The Charles is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a proud member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in all 50 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.

Benefits

After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Now offeringDaily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income

  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 401k Retirement Plan

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EEO Statement

Aimbridge Hospitality provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

PropertyCharles Hotel

Posted Date6 days ago(5/15/2024 10:36 AM)

ID2024-327580

LocationUS-MA-Cambridge

CategorySales & Marketing

TypeRegular

StatusFull-Time

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