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Director of Sales & Marketing

Company: The Alida Hotel
Location: Savannah
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

The Alida joins modern life with timeless charm on Savannah's revitalized riverfront. Alida Harper-Folkes was a celebrated entrepreneur in Savannah, who also worked tirelessly to preserve its heritage. We celebrate the Alidas of our time: self made artisans who cultivate our city's contemporary spirit while honoring its storied past. We are seeking a skilled Director of Sales & Marketing to join our team, opportunities available at www.thealidahotel.com You'll feel right at home at The Alida Hotel, where every space is imbued with a sense of Southern tradition and contemporary design. Each of our 173 individually-designed rooms and suites is unique, with one-of-a-kind elements courtesy of the renowned Savannah College of Art & Design. And while no two rooms are alike, they all guarantee light-filled mornings, gleaming hardwood floors, and custom amenities. We seek to hire the best. Leaders of high character and humility with genuine passion and aptitude for hospitality. People who choose to be in hospitality because they have an open and generous nature and seek to make guests happy. We are a group of people who are proud of the work we do. Caring leaders, perfectionist chefs, intelligent creatives, generous hosts, meticulous operators, inspiring teachers, tireless doers, and all-around devotees of hospitality. We create value by empowering the team. We encourage our teams to stretch their thinking, move beyond their comfort zone and achieve their full potential. By providing a platform of support service, like the best in technology, finance resources, talent development, marketing and communication support, we allow them to focus on the heart of their business - hospitality and people. We are passionate about people and attract, develop and retain the best in hospitality. We thoughtfully seek out and groom talent, both within our company and outside, by promoting from within, developing a culture of growth and learning and partnering with the local community. At Makeready http://makereadyexperience.com/ we create independent hotel, restaurant and retail brands. Each of our brands has a distinct point of view but they all share a common purpose: to inspire deeper connections with the world around them - city by city, person by person. Every Makeready experience embraces local culture, honors past and present, and invites curious guests to delve into the detail of their surroundings. This Executive Committee position is responsible for leading the Sales & Marketing team within the hotel. SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY The development and solicitation of business from all markets to ensure the necessary advance bookings needed for a successful and profitable operation for the hotel. Direct the solicitation efforts of the sales staff through effective oral and written communication while overseeing rate, date and space commitments for group room sales within the hotel. Administer the staffing, training and performance reviews for the Sales Department. Compiles and/or directs the preparation of reports pertaining to the operation of the Sales Department to include, but not limited to the annual and monthly Forecast, Marketing Budget, Lead Management System, Booking Report, etc. Coordinate ongoing research of the travel industry to detect market trends and related information for development of new marketing strategies. Make reasonable recommendations to improve potential from various markets. Develop and conduct persuasive verbal sales presentations to prospective clients. Meet with and entertain clients some of which may require travel. Initiate preparation of annual Market Plan and execute plans as outlined, critically examining and adjusting as deemed necessary by current market conditions. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: Previous Director of Sales & Marketing experience required. Previous lifestyle hotel experience a plus. Knowledge of travel industry, current market trends and economic factors. Extensive skill in development and delivery of sales presentations. Proven track record in prospecting for new business and savvy at closing the deal. Must be able to make quick decisions and work in a hectic and diverse work environment. Strong ability to prioritize, organize, and manage competing priorities. Possess well-developed leadership and problem solving skills. Must be able to build and maintain business relationships. Excellent/Above-average reading, writing, and oral proficiency in the English language required. Experience with Marriott/SPG tools highly desired.

Keywords: The Alida Hotel, Savannah , Director of Sales & Marketing, Executive , Savannah, Georgia

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