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  1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. FAIRMONT
  4. Sales & Marketing

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, Chicago, United States

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REF25012N

Group Sales Manager

Region

Americas


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Company Description

Rising gracefully above Millennium Park and Chicago's impressive lakefront, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is located conveniently near major cultural attractions, the city's business and financial district and world-renowned shopping along the Magnificent Mile. With beautifully appointed, extraordinarily spacious guestrooms and spectacular suites, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers a superior and distinctive array of amenities and services, including phenomenal dining experiences, seasonal pop-ups and luxury event space. 


Job Description

What you'll do...

  • Identify and qualify potential leads through research and following the hotel sales strategy and goals.
  • Create and maintain customer relationships to achieve optimum market share. Understand their needs and provide tailored solutions to meet their group requirement.
  • Prepare compelling proposals and presentations to showcase our hotel’s facilities, services, and offerings to prospective clients. Always maintain product knowledge including all relevant rate structures and promotional offers.
  • Negotiate favorable terms and contracts with clients while ensuring alignment with hotel policies and revenue objectives, prepare and conduct proper site inspections. Tracking the contract signing and payment within the stipulated deadlines.
  • Work closely with the events, catering and operations teams to ensure seamless execution of group bookings and exceptional guest experiences.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and competitor activities to identify opportunities and threats. Adjust sales strategies accordingly.
  • Analyze sales data and market trends to forecast sales revenue accurately. Provide regular reports and updates to Director of Group Sales.
  • Provide guidance and support to the sales team fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.

Qualifications

What we're looking for...

  • At least two years of experience in hotel sales or equivalent industry experience, preferably in an upscale brand hotel. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Valuable knowledge of sales skills, ability to understand customer requirements and translating these into sales solutions and revenue management.
  • Track record meeting or exceeding sales goals and developing long term relationships and contacts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Windows Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and able to utilize traditional software programs such as, Opera
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills required.

Additional Information

Visa Requirements: Successful candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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