BASIC FUNCTIONS: The National Sales Manager is responsible for generating conference business from a local, vertical and national markets, maximization of sales, development of potential markets and sound administration of assigned responsibilities through sensible delegation and personal attention to detail. QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE Minimum (2) two years of college, degree desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have 5 years experience in hotel sales or related industry. Aggressive, outgoing and self-motivating individual with pleasant personality. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Technical: Establish profitable and cost effective sales programs. Maintain sales awareness throughout the local market. Consistently monitor results to goals. Ensure customer satisfaction. Monitor competition. Build shoulder season group business. Assist in development of customer sales programs, packages, etc. Assist in development of budgets, projections, and implementation plans for each market segment. 2. Managerial: Ability to sell concepts and ideas to management, peers, and employees. Experience making presentations in front of groups. Demonstrates team-building experience and ability to lead by example. Use a hands-on approach to management. Instill a guest service attitude in all employees. Instill a can-do attitude in employees. Instill a calm, organized approach in all situations. 3. Business: Strong technical and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills. Work with limited support. Strong customer service orientation and skills. Excellent listening skills. Involved with local community to develop business. Strong budgetary, projections, and cost control skills. Creative problem solving skills. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: Perform other related duties as requested by the DOSM. Practice safety standards and report unsafe conditions to the DOSM. ENVIRONMENT: indoor office area with carpet. Well lit with good ventilation.