Columbia Sussex Management is currently seeking an individual for the position of Executive Meeting Sales Manager at our Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa located in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
– Supports Sales & Catering in handling entire sales process of initial inquiry, to contract, details and coordination of corporate/association, meetings, and conferences.
– Reports to Director of Sales & Marketing.
– Confer with customers to understand their meeting/accommodations needs and provide appropriate solutions/suggestions.
– Analyze appropriate market competition data and information about new trends/marketing.
– Coordinate the efforts of the catering/banquet/all hotel staff in order to ensure proper event management.
– Make sure that accommodations, food, beverages, and seating arrangements properly managed.
– Solicit, negotiate, book new and repeat business through various efforts to maximize/exceed group goals.
– Prepare proposals/quotations of meeting/catering events.
– Ensure that all proposals/quotations are in accordance with the standards provided by the Sales director.
– Generate contracts/invoices, custom menus and complete Banquet Event Orders.
– Work with kitchen staff to plan menus in accordance with the customers’ directions.
– Suggest alternative menu items in order to provide customers with variety.
– Follow up with customers in order to confirm meeting/event agreements.
– Ensure customer satisfaction by responding to concerns and providing suggestions efficiently.
– Manage and communicate operational logistics including rooming list, reservation changes and billing.
– Prior Hilton Hotels experience preferred
– Prior resort experience preferred.
– At least 5 years’ experience in management or director role preferred.
– Delphi FDC – Amadeus/Meeting Broker experience preferred.
– OnQ experience preferred.
– Microsoft Office experience required.
We offer competitive salary, medical, dental, and life insurance, short term and long term disability, critical illness, accident insurance, 401(k), and travel benefits. Send resume with salary history (no phone calls please):
Please email resume to Shelley.Smith@hilton.com