• Group Sales Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2018 4:59 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-29304
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Sales
  • Overview

    Los Angeles Hotel

     

    Los Angeles

     

    From sunny beaches to world-class entertainment, the city of Los Angeles is a great place to live, work and play. The four-diamond Omni Los Angeles Hotel is located in downtown’s cultural district. The hotel is adjacent to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, MOCA and numerous other entertainment destinations.

     

    Currently ranked #1 by Trip Advisor for Best Downtown Hotels in Los Angeles, the Omni Los Angeles strives to provide the highest quality product and customer service to each and every guest. Omni Hotels & Resorts believes in The Power of One, the practice of empowering every associate to do their best to ensure our guests feel comfortable and appreciated. This philosophy is the reason why the Omni Los Angeles has been so successful in customer satisfaction throughout the years. It is our mission to inspire and reward our associates, and we are committed to being the employer of choice in the hospitality industry. If you are a friendly, motivated individual, with a passion to serve others, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel may be your perfect match.

    Job Description

    Sitting at the cross-roads of the vibrant arts, culture and financial district of exciting downtown Los Angeles, the four-diamond Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza has continually lead in service and financial results.  The proximity of this city center hotel to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dodger Stadium, and world class theaters, museums, and sports and entertainment venues makes it an ideal destination for guests and associates alike.

     

    The associates at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel establish motivating and high growth careers as they receive training and mentoring from a hotel that consistently holds rank at the top of guest service scores. With a familial setting and a commitment to development evidenced by its internal promotion rate, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel is the perfect place to further your career. If you seek empowerment, recognition and a diligence to provide superior service, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel could be everything you have been looking for.  Associates can enjoy and be rewarded by several career development opportunities and the environment to grow one’s career into various areas of the hotel and company’s leadership roles.

    Responsibilities

    • To fully develop the Corporate and Association Group Market Segment with the emphasis on group production especially for groups 41-300 on peak within a specified geographic territory (Midwest, Southeast, Northeast) concentrating on the solicitation of new profitable business.
    • To merchandise as skillfully as possible the guest rooms and function space to maximize revenue potential for the hotel and to ensure that the customer has the best possible meeting experience.
    • To achieve monthly room night and revenue goals; develop and implement sales action plans
    • Develop, actively solicit, maintain and map group business accounts per defined territory.
    • Identify and qualify potential prospects through participating in telemarketing, tradeshows, sales blitzes and other sales initiatives.
    • Maximize outcome of all sales initiatives by following up on leads, following up with clients in-house to identify additional business opportunities and aggressively managing accounts.
    • Follow all Group Sales Standards of Operation and policies and procedures (generating and completing all necessary forms, correspondence, etc.).
    • Properly convey rate and package information within approved limits to maximize and protect our overall hotel revenue yields.
    • Perform in a manner that demonstrates the philosophies of The Power of One and Omni Hotels in a professional manner to clients and potential clients at every opportunity.
    • Maintain customer relations, Global Sales Office relations, trade relations, industry relations and staff relations.
    • Promote all Omni Properties and offer information to clients to cross sell the brand.
    • Work closely with all departments such as Convention Services to ensure that all details are communicated for to ensure a successful meeting experience.
    • Adhere to all of the various written mandatory standards of operations, policies and procedures, manuals, memos, oral instructions, etc., all of which go to make up the essential functions of the job.
    • Maintain positive interdepartmental communications; participate in all sales meetings.
    • Complete special projects as assigned by the Director of Sales & Marketing and Director of  Sales.
    • Perform other tasks as needed or directed to ensure effective Hotel operation.
    • Participate in development training with Omni Hotels & Resorts.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in business, communications, or hotel management preferred
    • 2 years of progressive experience in a hotel group sales or related field with a track record of achieving production goals through proven selling, negotiating and presentation skills
    • Must have experience in "cold call" solicitation, contract closing, site inspections/visits with clients, setting up fam trips and contract negotiations.
    • Participate in development training through Omni Hotels & Resorts.
    • Remain current with all pertinent computer software programs and equipment
    • Have working knowledge of all departments, the hotel and its amenities.
    • Participate in all sales meetings and line-ups.
    • Submit SMART Plans & Development Goals, and Market Place Action Plans yearly.
    • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook, and Salesforce Delphi FDC preferred.   
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. 
    • Proactively explore networking opportunities and community leadership. 

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