Event Sales Manager

Employer
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Aug 20, 2019
Closes
Aug 23, 2019
Ref
286821887
Function
Management, Sales
Hours
Full Time
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 Located in the West End of Historic Alexandria, Virginia, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is a blend of elegance, service, and hospitality. Our stylish hotel puts you near quaint waterfront galleries and hops in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and is conveniently situated close to the main Washington, DC monuments and attractions. With its unique lakeside setting near a 43-acre botanical preserve, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center provides a tranquil oasis for business and leisure travelers to the Washington, DC area. 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/Catering 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. Lucrative incentive plan and competitive salary offered! 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. [see description] DHRIC042019