Director of Event Sales

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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Sheraton Iowa City/ hotelVetro Iowa City, IA

Company
Sheraton Iowa City/ hotelVetro
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.12E1B11D383BABFB
AJE Ref #
576215449
Location
Iowa City, IA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

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Company Info Delivering Hospitality, Creating Value, Every Customer, Every Time Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most successful independent hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to making Davidson a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers. If you share our passion for delivering hospitality where details matter, apply today to join our team! Established in 1974, Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a leader in the hospitality industry and a rapidly growing hotel company. We offer full service hospitality management, development, acquisition, accounting, and consulting expertise for the lodging industry. Our portfolio of hotels is focused on 3 and 4 star properties such as Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Renaissance, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt Regency, and impressive Independent and Select Service Hotels.; Property Info In the heart of Iowa City, the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel has a unique position within this cosmopolitan community. Just steps outside of the hotel you will find the University of Iowa, as well as numerous sidewalk cafes, unique attractions, boutique shops, gourmet dining and lively performing arts. Perfect for relaxing after the game or touring the city, with 234 guest rooms and 12,000 square feet of event space. The room features the brand standard: Sheraton Sweet Sleeper II Beds along with an upgraded white bedding package, complimentary basic Wi-Fi and hard-wired internet, paid high speed Wi-Fi and hard-wired high-speed internet access, 37-inch HD flat panel televisions, Shine for Sheraton bath amenities, Starbucks One Cup coffee to get your morning started, Fitness Center, and Club Lounge.; Position Info Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most successful independent hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to making Davidson a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers. If you share our passion for delivering hospitality where details matter, apply today to join our team! The Director of Catering & Convention Services is responsible for coordinating catering sales by establishing markets, goals and advertising techniques; coordinating with the Director of Sales to ensure profitable bookings; manage pricing policy of the property, ensuring proper payments for services rendered; developing and maintaining solicitation responsibilities; reviewing catering contracts; selecting, training and developing Team Members. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. 5+ years catering experience, hotels preferred. Highly developed business communication and negotiation skills, both verbal and written. Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with major Hospitality Sales CRM systems. Able to execute a Sales and Marketing Plan to enhance revenue. Creativity in designing events and menus in conjunction with the culinary department to maximize operating profit. Strong time management skills. Previous experience leading and directing a team. Confident and professional appearance. EOE/AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test, background check, and job assessment required.