Sales & Service ManagerLe Méridien Dallas by the GalleriaDallas, TX
A property of: StepStone Hospitality
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Job Description

  

The Le Meridien Dallas by the Galleria Hotel  is currently seeking a dynamic, experienced and motivated individual for the position of  Sales & Event Service Manager at our Stepstone Hospitality managed hotel. This candidate should demonstrate excellent organizational & communication skills; a strong proficiency in multi-tasking with hospitality sales & catering experience essential. The primary purpose of the Sales & Event Service Manager is to develop catering accounts, detail group and catering events, and manage/coordinate their successful execution to the achievement of the hotel’s budgeted group and catering revenue goals.

The responsibilities of the  Sales & Event Service Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Actively solicit new business and promptly respond to inquiries to the confirmation and contracting of profitable group and catering business to exceed assigned Sales Goals.
  • Build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships through prompt, effective, and reliable communication, and by truly partnering with clients and fully understanding their needs.
  • Conduct and host creative and successful property and FAM Tours, and entertain meeting planners to uncover and secure profitable business for the hotel.
  • Successfully manage guestroom blocks in LightSpeed and CITY, build and maintain booking links, participate in weekly block and pick-up meetings, complete pickup reports for planners, and effectively communicate VIP’s, special requests, room types and commissions to operations and accounting.
  • Stage and maintain clean and marketable event space for successful showings.
  • Coordinate all sales efforts to ensure proper utilization of function space to yield maximum revenues.
  • Detail, finalize, and communicate requirements for confirmed bookings through accurate and timely Banquet Event Orders,      Resumes, Emails and Meetings.
  • Set up, service, and manage successful events, and coordinate efforts with operations for successful overall execution.
  • Ensure accuracy of Banquet Checks, coordinate efforts with accounting, and provide prompt customer bill review upon completion of events.
  • Follow up and ensure client satisfaction at the outset of all events.
  • Understand and manage audio-visual equipment, internet, and hybrid technology, and ensure associated customer needs are met.
  • Assist with all guest inquires within the Sales and Marketing Department, including assistance with high call volume and walk-in site  inspections.
  • Be fully versed in the facilities and capabilities of the hotel’s competitive set.
  • Assist in developing and executing projects for assigned market areas to increase event activity, volume, and profit.
  • Successfully perform other duties as requested and/or assigned by Management.

Job Requirements

  

  • College Education preferred
  • Outgoing, cooperative, and friendly personality
  • 2-5 years previous event service and/or sales
  • Excellent reading, writing and oral skills
  • Strong selling, interpersonal and team skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Food and Beverage creativity
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Experienced with CITY and LightSpeed preferred
  • Experienced with MS Word, Excel, and ability to use e-mail and the Internet

Job Details

Mid level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Luxury
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban
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Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria
From the chic mid-century modern decor adorning our hotel to eclectic
dining options, Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria is an oasis for
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Address13402 Noel Road, Dallas, TX, 75240 View map
Property typeHotel 
classLuxury 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 
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StepStone Hospitality