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Sales Executive - Columbus - Remote Locations (18002Z6Q)

Company: Marriott International Inc.
Location: Auburn
Posted on: November 4, 2018

Job Description:

Heres To Your Journey with Marriott Marriott International is the worlds largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you? The Remote Locations located at 3501 Courtyard Way, Columbus, GA 31909 is currently hiring a Sales Executive - Columbus. Responsibilities include: Drives revenue from local accounts for the hotels the Sales Executive represents by proactively soliciting new business from small business accounts, sourcing new accounts, identifying new targets, and re-soliciting past business leads. Partners with account leaders to pull through business from customer accounts deployed outside the local market. Reports to the area sales leaders to align on sales activities to generate business for stakeholder properties in the market. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience Required: High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the sales and marketing, guest services, front desk, or related professional area. OR 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; no work experience required. Preferred: 4-year college degree; previous experience in proactive lead generation in hospitality and sales discipline; knowledge of property-specific business segments (e.g. group, catering, transient); knowledge the hospitality industry. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Managing Sales Activities Works with Area Sales Leader (ASL) in identifying the top accounts of each stakeholder hotel, determine deployment structure, identify account manager, and coordinate efforts to pull-through business from the accounts for the stakeholder hotels. Assist ASL in identifying share shift targets. Solicits new business from assigned small business accounts, reader boards, and leads sent through internal referral mechanisms. Solicits potential new accounts or business opportunities by leveraging business intelligence provided by Sales & Marketing Planning and Support or other third-party data sources in order to generate leads. Utilizes internal lead referral tools (e.g., eProspecting Portal) to solicit new business opportunities and contacts. Re-solicits non-deployed realized opportunities, including turndowns, lost opportunities, and actualized business when appropriate. Drives customer satisfaction through daily interactions (e.g., solicitations, re-solicitations, account calls, new business calls, face to face activities, etc.). Conducts customer facing sales activities on behalf of the hotels in partnership with Property Coordinator/Resource as appropriate. (e.g., lunch and learns, social hours, company of the month activities, local industry events, Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Activities, etc.). Conducts site inspections for customer accounts when appropriate. Maintains complete and up-to-date lead information on each account in SFAWeb-CI to verify accurate reporting and customer base information. Qualifies and maintains customers long-term business potential and refers customers to market, field, hotel or national sales office, as required. Verifies accurate and timely lead turnover to other Sales Channels. Manages outbound lead merchandising along with associated booking fee when appropriate. Presents stakeholder hotel benefits and features based on customer needs. Understands and utilizes all business processes written in support of the sales organization. Utilizes negotiation skills and creative selling abilities to uncover new business. Uses all information systems (e.g., SFAWeb-CI, MRDW, MarRFP-SAPP to research the deployment and value of the accounts deemed important for stakeholder hotels. Understands the overall market (e.g., competitors strengths and weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand etc.) in order to sell effectively against the competition. Communicates trends, opportunities, and market changes to appropriate parties, as needed. Leverages all available sales channels, (e.g., marriott.com, group and transient intermediaries, field sales, worldwide reservation offices, etc.), in an effort to optimize sales revenues. Understands and actively utilizes company marketing initiatives/incentives to convert cold leads to warm leads. Tracks weekly activities and relationship to revenue and room night production. Sets day-today priorities to complete assigned responsibilities Adjusts to significant variation in daily workload through independent prioritization. Shifts priorities as directed by supervisor or business needs. Drives revenue from local accounts for the hotels the Sales Executive represents by proactively soliciting new business from small business accounts, sourcing new accounts, identifying new targets, and re-soliciting past business leads. Reports to the area sales leaders to align on sales activities to generate business for stakeholder properties in the market. To apply now, go to: https://jobs.marriott.com/marriott/jobs/18002Z6Q?%3Flang=en-us Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others. Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities. Chat, engage and follow us on social media. https://www.facebook.com/marriottjobsandcareers http://www.twitter.com/marriottcareers http://www.linkedin.com/company/marriott-international http://www.instagram.com/marriottcareers @lifeatmarriott on Snapchat So, we ask, where will your journey take you? Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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