A Business Development Manager with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for representing the hotel's services and facilities to prospective clients and customers in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center via 2 indoor skywalks, this 1,200-room conference hotel is a 9-minute walk from Minute Maid Park ballpark. Chic rooms offer custom-designed beds and desks, plus 37-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Executive rooms provide free WiFi and access to the Executive Lounge's free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add living areas. Amenities include a sleek lobby bar and an informal eatery serving American cuisine, plus a spa and fitness center with city skyline views and an Olympic-sized pool. Business facilities include a business center and 91,500 sq ft of meeting space. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an innovative, forward-thinking hospitality leader by offering best-in-class products, services and amenities to ensure that every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. From inaugural balls and international award galas to business events and personal moments, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands. For more information visit www.hiltonworldwide.com. If you understand the importance of upholding a brand's reputation and what it takes to provide a globally recognized hospitality experience, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Team Member with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. What will I be doing? As a Sales Manager, you would be responsible for representing the hotel's services and facilities to prospective clients and customers in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards: * Respond to sales inquiries from potential clients and customers seeking sleeping rooms, meeting space, food and beverage services, etc. * Initiate new sales, prospects and qualifies leads and solicits potential clients * Host and entertain clients and maintain client accounts * Conduct property site visits and answer questions * Determine rates, prepare proposals, negotiate contracts, service accounts and analyze lost business for the hotel(s). * Develop sales plans and strategies to meet or exceed established revenue and room night goals * Partner with operations departments to ensure full participation in servicing accounts Hilton World Wide Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.