You LOVE sales; but you're most passionate about strategically driving peak outcomes and orchestrating talent to make it happen. Does this resonate with you? Then, Interstate's Director of Sales position may be your next winning lead! Is 2016 the year for you to look at a new chapter towards growth with a stellar company!! Apply with Interstate Hotels for an opportunity to work in the leading hotel management company in Milwaukee, WI located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Known for its breweries, the city has lots to offer and would be a great place to have a perfect blend of business and pleasure. We are currently looking for a seasoned Director of Sales & Marketingwho can hit the ground running, be a strong leader, team builder and motivator, be community focused thereby having a strong presence of the hotel in the are, who will lead the team to drive superior business into the property, should be strong in transient business sales, have a great work ethic, sbe a strong seller and above all take a proactive approach towards procuring business. Candidates with minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role, with an innate ability to sell this property, having the drive and ability to saturate accounts, ability to do effective and efficient direct selling and prospecting may apply. Hyatt or convention branded hotel experience preferred however will consider other major brands. As Director of Sales & Marketing, you will Manage all aspects of the sales and marketing division. Provide the strategic vision for maximum hotel sales generation and optimal revenue growth. Lead a talented sales team that makes the vision reality. You create an environment energized by the art of the possible, where talented, win-driven professionals are excited to join, learn, exceed their best, and advance. You lead by modeling the way, by empowering, and coaching throughout the employment lifecycle. Effectively channel your knowledge of the competitive landscape. Assess the effectiveness of company programs to determine optimum revenues using Interstate system reports and market data, in order to innovate. Forge relationships and build rapport. Cultivate, enhance and leverage external and internal relationships to elevate hotel and market share awareness and drive business. Collaborate with Finance to ensure the division's sales plan is on budget to meet or exceed revenue expectations and profit goals. Fundamentals A four-year degree or equivalent experience or education is required. Five years experience within hotels sales, with two years minimum as department head (such as Director, Group Sales) is required, also. Highly developed written and verbal English communication skills to effectively negotiate, persuade, influence, and sell are critical. Expect local travel, weekly. And, national or international travel is possible four to five times per year.