Sage Hospitality Resources Director of Sales and Marketing in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The AC Hotel Minneapolis is in search of an energetic, experienced Director of Sales and Marketing to join our dynamic team! Located Downtown in the Hennepin Theatre District, our guests enjoy thoughtful service and a modern mindset that elevates every travel experience. From check-in to check-out, we’ve carefully curated each element of our hotel to provide a sophisticated retreat that’s rich in style and substance. Our contemporary rooms feature upscale amenities including Smart TVs that stream media from your own devices, along with mini-fridges and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Guests enjoy European breakfasts from the AC Kitchen along with tapas and evening drinks at the chic AC Lounge. Ideally situated within walking distance of the Target Center and Nicollet Mall, we cater to travelers looking to immerse themselves in the energy of Downtown Minneapolis.
Our 245 room AC Hotel is part of the fastest growing Marriott segment. We are looking for a motivated, proactive Director of Sales and Marketing with knowledge of the Minneapolis market. This is a great opportunity to use your creativity in selling a unique, brand new property.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’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, we’re 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.
Director of Sales and Marketing
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
The Director of Sales & Marketing is responsible for all aspects of sales, analyzing and achieving strategic objectives and business growth goals. Demonstrates excellent leadership and communication skills with associates, guests and owners. Directs sales associates, builds sales budgets and marketing/business plans, while ensuring the hotel is protected and inventory controls are in place. Ensures all operations are in alignment with the vision of the General Manager, Company and brand standards. Delivers quality service, achieves financial goals and implements short and long term strategies.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t 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; doesn’t 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
General office equipment: computer, typewriter, copier, facsimile, telephone, calculator, etc.
Office environment, weather exposure when making sales calls
Full Time - Regular