The Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center has just opened up the Director of Group Sales opportunity!
Nestled in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, the Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center combines historic character with a modernistic flair. The hotel has just completed a total rebranding and remodel of its landmark property to include a gorgeous new conference center with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities and modernized meeting space. A renovation of the hotel’s sleeping rooms, restaurant, and public space is soon to follow.
Apply today to experience all the area and the property has to offer!
The Director of Group Sales is responsible for using independent judgment and professional discretion to book substantial, profitable business into the hotels, taking into consideration the needs of the hotels as well as those of the client. This position must be able to take the general pricing guidelines and booking patterns into consideration and make sound business decisions that will positively impact the hotel's revenue. This person will also take on a leadership role within the department, and help to develop and mentor others.
Selling group rooms, developing and following up on leads for assigned markets.
•Conduct effective sales programs in established group room markets by setting and achieving goals.
•Achieves sales goals.
•Develops and implements new/special market programs when needed.
•Evaluates potential business for existing and new markets.
•Communicates accurate information on in-house groups to help hotel associates service their needs most completely. Maintains daily contact with in-house groups.
•Anticipates (or reacts to) group problems and provides solutions.
•Maintains effective communication, with all necessary contacts, regarding group business, reports of conventions, copies of correspondence and memos.
•Develops and maintains owner relations, as it relates to business opportunities.
•Prepares specialized reports, as needed.
•Understands forecasting month end reports, assists in compiling reports when needed.
•Keeps abreast of budgeted revenue goals and assists in putting together plans and actions or originates and generates business when needed.
•Ensures that all guest checks, payments, master folios and advanced deposits are submitted to accounting; ensures that any other group information, which is necessary and/or helpful for successful convention business, is submitted to appropriate departments.
•Understands and works closely with Reservations Department to ensure target ceilings and rates are met.
•Represents company at trade association meetings to promote property.
•Responsible for knowing and abiding by all department, hotel and company policies and procedures.
•Other duties as assigned.
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