Spire Hospitality LLC SALES MANAGER in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description:The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, a full service hotel and banquet facility, is searching for an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our dynamic Sales Team. Sales professionals in the hospitality industry spend most of their working hours building their networks and contacting clients and prospects. This important position is responsible for creating outstanding guest experiences from initial contact to the ongoing relationships that follow.Essential Functions•Solicit new business, make prospecting calls and outside client visits•Maximize revenue by creatively selling all facets of the hotel to previous, current and potential clients•Handle details ensuring all pertinent aspects of solicitation and closing are complete and documented•Service accounts with internal and external communication as necessary•Prepare information for, meet with, and entertain clients as deemed appropriate to obtaining potential business from that account•Provide an exceptional level of service•Communicate both verbally and in writing in a friendly and positive manner•Utilizing technology to their sales advantage•Being a strong contributor to the Sales Department team goals and whole hotel revenue Experience and Skills:Required Experience•At least 3 years of Hotel/Hospitality industry Sales experience•College degree preferred.•Strong Organizational skills•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once•Computer literate in Word and Excel•Proven track record in sales•Experience with Delphi or SalesPro a plus•A can do Sales Attitude•Develops and implements sales and marketing strategies.•All other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor. Benefits401k Plan25% match on deferrals up to 3% of compensationLife InsuranceMedical Insurance - Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO - with co-pay - 4 PlansDental Insurance - Guardian - 2 Plans - PPO - Plans - (100% employee funded) Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Voluntary Products - Critical Accident or Illness - Lincoln Financial GroupVSP Vision InsuranceVacation:1 year - 5 days2 - 4 years - 10 days5+ years - 15 days Personal Leave - Four days per year Bereavement LeaveHolidays - Six Days Per Year - New Year's, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, Christmas Direct DepositFree Parking Complimentary Meals Associate Discount ProgramEEO/ Employer AA/V/D