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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Alexandria, VA

Company
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
1292ad6e367fc385e11c75aac4b43371
Location
Alexandria, VA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree
AJE Ref #
576028830

JOB DESCRIPTION

No of Opening: 1

Job Shift: Flexible

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:
Bachelor s 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, competitor s 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.

Overview

Delivering Hospitality, Creating Value... Every Customer, Every Time


Our Team Members make the difference!
Working at a Davidson Hotels & Resorts hotel is less of a job; it’s more of a calling. Our Team Members set the standard for the way quality hospitality is delivered to our guests, our clients, our partners, and to each other.

We seek the best hospitality professionals. We look for people who are achievers and leaders that are passionate, highly competitive and exceptional. In return, we provide every team member with opportunities for growth, to build a rewarding career and a great place to work.

Great success demands great commitment, which ultimately leads to great reward. If you want to help lead us into the next generation, we offer management and hourly career opportunities nationwide.

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer – EEO/M/F/VETS/DISABILITY

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Industry
Service
Founded:
1974
Social Media:
Headquarters:
One Ravinia Drive
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30346

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