Director of Sales & MarketingFairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott GulfportGulfport, MS
A property of: Prahar Hospitality Management Posted 1 month ago

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Job Description

Director of Sales 

There are many reasons you would like to work for Prahar Management. While we believe a job well done is its own reward, we also realize that benefits for full-time employees like health insurance, vacation time, and competitive compensation are valuable incentives. We want our associates to enjoy coming to work, and we strive to maintain a friendly, family-like atmosphere at both the property-level and our corporate offices. Employee integrity is reciprocated through mutual respect and forthright communication. We appreciate the strong work ethic of our associates and believe in promoting from within when possible. We understand that the success of our company is directly proportional to the success of our associates, and we empower them to achieve their best. No matter the position, Prahar Management delivers constant training and support for a rewarding career.

Join Prahar Management and allow your talent to shine!

Property Details

Fairfield Inn By Marriott is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of the Gulfport. The property is centrally located near business parks, Casinos, Beaches, Aquarium, Airport and University.

Director of Sales Job Details

An ideal Director of Sales candidate must possess extensive knowledge of hotel operations, a positive attitude, strong prospecting skills, strong networking skills, and the ability to work without supervision. The Director of Sales must be able to work well with others, communicate effectively and respond in a timely manner, follow through on all the details, be able to multitask and epitomize professionalism with all hotel departments.

Director of Sales Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain market awareness to ensure ability to predict revenue opportunities and set proactive strategies
  • Operate the sales department within established sales expense budget
  • Solely responsible for meeting and exceeding sales goals as established by Area/Regional Director of Sales & Marketing and/or General Manager
  • Achieve and grow local account and global account partnerships
  • Communicate needs directly to hotel operations team to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Coordinate, prepare and achieve goals set in annual Marketing Plan

Job Requirements

Director of Sales Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job functions.

Director of Sales Education and/or Experience:

  • Hotel Management, General Business or Marketing degree preferred
  • Two or more  years hotel experience/ prefer hotel sales experience
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Director of Sales Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proactive personality and work style
  • Strong team builder
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to analyze and understand the STR report, both weekly and monthly

Director of Sales Special Requirements

  • Prompt and regular attendance
  • The hotel operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Department schedules must accommodate fluctuating business demands and associates may be asked to work shifts other than those they prefer or normally work and overtime as required.
  • Current and valid driver’s license.
  • Over-night travel, as necessary.
  • Adhere to requirements, policies, and procedures outlined in Employee Handbook and/or other property documents.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.  

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Senior level

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Gulfport
Fairfield Inn & Suites Gulfport is the refreshing choice among hotels in
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Address15151 Turkey Creek Drive, Gulfport, MS, 39503 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count51-100 
location TypeAirport 
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