IHG Director of Business Travel Sales- The InterContinental New York Barclay in New York, New York

Description:

Do you see yourself as a Director of Business Travel Sales ?

What's your passion? Whether you're into sports, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

An icon of refined Manhattan elegance since 1926, the InterContinental New York Barclay re-opens in spring 2016, following an extensive renovation as the city’s luxury hotel of choice. Located off Park Avenue in midtown east, The Barclay features 702 beautifully-designed guestrooms with 30 suites, an opulent Presidential Suite and Penthouse Sky Suite with 1,500 feet of outdoor space and Chrysler Building views. The hotel boasts 15,000 square feet of meeting space and two large ballrooms for New York’s most memorable weddings, benefits, and galas. The Barclay offers a Club InterContinental®. It's Gin bar and lounge with light dining, is a dynamic social hub in the hotel’s expansive lobby. The “new” Barclay' embraces the hotel's distinctive legacy, while modernizing every detail.

This challenging position is responsible for leading the sales effort of the hotel and may serve as Director of Sales and Marketing in his/her absence. You will train and motivate a sales team that is responsible for developing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts, and implementing sales strategies and develop and maintain relationships with key clients in order to produce business. This role implements hotel-level tactical sales plans and will monitor performance of sales team to ensure actual sales meet or exceed established revenue plan while selling hotel room nights through direct client contact. You will develop and maintain good relationships with officials and representatives of local community groups and companies, and attend out-of-town conventions and trade shows, to promote new business and increase sales for the hotel.

Qualifications

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field, and 2 years of experience in a hospitality or hotel sales and marketing setting, with direct supervisory experience over a sales team, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You must be able to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc. and may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.

Job: Hotel General Management

Location: NY-New York

Requisition ID: R132311