Event Sales Manager

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

Little Rock Marriott Little Rock, AR

Company
Little Rock Marriott
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.3B7C9B90383BA921
AJE Ref #
576215428
Location
Little Rock, AR
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 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 Immerse yourself in the unrivaled luxury of the Little Rock Marriott. Already regarded as the city's premier downtown destination, our hotel has recently undergone a complete transformation, with redesigned guest rooms, meeting rooms, and public spaces. The result is an extraordinary combination of style and substance, coupled with the intuitive service that you have come to expect from a Marriott. Stunningly reimagined hotel rooms and suites provide luxury amenities including spacious, well-lit workspaces and marble bathrooms. Many of our rooms offer awe-inspiring views of downtown Little Rock, or of the Arkansas River. The new-concept Heritage Grille Steak and Fin Restaurant serves American cuisine with a creative twist. Our refurbished meeting and event spaces, including the intimate Arkansas Ballroom, provide a surpassingly elegant backdrop for your Little Rock gathering; many also offer sweeping river views. For luxury without compare here in the heart of the city, join us at the Little Rock Marriott.; 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 Event Sales Manager is responsible for selling and servicing events for in-house groups as well as outside clients. The primary focus is to sell Banquet Food and Beverage with other responsibilities including menu planning, agenda setting and hotel meeting services. Other duties will include reviewing contracts and facilitating communication before, during and post event with hotel staff to ensure a high level of service. The Catering Manager will also contribute to site inspections, maintaining strong customer relationships and working as a team member with the sales and catering staff. Qualifications: Bachelors degree and/or 2+ years of hotel sales experience. 1 year food and beverage experience. Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts. Developed business communication skills, both written and verbal. Understanding/knowledge of Microsoft office. Confident and professional appearance. Proactive sales approach, assertive and fast paced, driven to succeed. Understanding of market segment, competitors strengths, weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand. Time management skills. Being able to work on multiple projects with desired outcome for each. Creativity in designing events. 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.