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Hyatt Hotel Sales Manager - Business Travel in HOUSTON, Texas

Description:

At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences.

The Business Travel Sales Manager drives new business and adopts ownership of an existing portfolio of customers and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, identifying upsell opportunities, and ensuring targets are met. The position requires a high level of understanding of the local market. The candidate has proven success through performance as well as a thorough understanding and competence in corporate sales and account management functions in the hospitality industry.

Responsibilities include:

  • develop and execute growth strategies

  • prospect, acquire and develop national and local corporate accounts and travel agencies to grow room night production

  • focus on increasing market share and grow the portfolio of accounts to increase segment contribution

  • engage in contract negotiations with account prospects and existing customers

  • conduct market research for new business opportunities

Duties include:

  • managing current accounts

  • ensure proper solicitation of all transient market

  • organizing weekly sales calls and client events

  • preparing and presenting effective proposals, presentations

  • maintaining well organized documentation and reporting

  • utilization of Hyatt technology systems and coordination of customer service requirements with hotel operations staff as appropriate.

  • Travel as required to assess prospects, attend tradeshows and connect with customers

The Business Travel Sales Manager works as a team member within the sales, events and marketing team and in this capacity participates and may lead sales and other staff meetings.

Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry. It's a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1-3 years of Transient sales or comparable experience preferred

  • Must have experience in luxury or upper upscale hospitality properties

  • Must have knowledge of local market

  • Proven ability to negotiate

  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills

  • Strong conflict resolution capabilities

  • Possesses self-motivation and the ability to motivate a team

  • Strong presentation skills with value based selling confidence

  • Must be proficient in general computer knowledge, Hotelligence, Lanyon and Sabre RFP

  • Community involvement and/or professional association is highly regarded

  • Refined verbal and written communication skills

Primary Location: US-TX-Houston

Organization: Hyatt Regency Houston

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Sales

Req ID: HOU001837

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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