The position assists with the soliciting and handling of sales opportunities. Ensures business is turned over properly and in a timely fashion for proper service delivery. Assists in leading all day-to-day activities related to sales with a focus on building long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of sales objectives. Achieves personal sales goals.
Education and Experience
. 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major 2 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.
. 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major no work experience required
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Building Successful Relationships that Generate Sales Opportunities
. Works collaboratively with off-property sales channels to ensure sales efforts are coordinated, complementary and not duplicative.
. Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to enable future bookings. Activities include participating on sales calls, entertainment, FAM trips, trade shows, etc.
. Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for sales opportunities.
. Assists with managing and developing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
. Provides accurate, complete and effective turnover to Event Management.
Managing Sales Activities
. Participates in sales calls with members of sales team to acquire new business and/or close on business.
. Supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., generating proposal, writing contract, customer correspondence).
Using Knowledge of Market Trends and Target Customer Information to Maximize Revenue
. Identifies new business to achieve personal and location revenue goals.
. Understands the overall market - competitors strengths and weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them.
. Assists in closing the best opportunities for the location based on market conditions and location needs.
. Gains understanding of the location's primary target customer and service expectations serves the customer by understanding their business, business issues and concerns, to offer better business solution.
Providing Exceptional Customer Service
. Supports the company's service and relationship strategy, driving customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.
. Services our customers in order to grow share of the account.
. Executes and supports the company's customer service standards.
. Provides excellent customer service consistent with the daily service basics of the company.
. Sets a positive example for guest relations.
. Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
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Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's brand of full-service hotels and resorts based in Bethesda, Maryland. As of June 30, 2020, there were 582 hotels and resorts with 205,053 rooms operating under the brand, in addition to 160 hotels with 47,765 rooms planned for development