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Area Sales Manager

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Property Name: Marcus Hotels - Milwaukee Area
Location: Milwaukee, WI, United States
Date Posted:
Requisition #: 240000BY

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The desired candidate for an Area Sales Manager for Marcus Hotels & Resorts is someone who is skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of sales development, execution and overall hotel operations.   The ideal candidate will showcase a positive attitude, a proactive approach to problem solving, an eagerness and initiative to learn and jump in on projects and a self-sufficient and self-motivated work style. The person must showcase both managerial level accountability while also being able to flex into administrative or event support responsibilities whenever necessary.   While focusing on business development, the Area Sales Manager will be responsible for the solicitation and management of a sales market to ensure all financial and sales goals are achieved or exceeded.  


The Area Sales Manager will coordinate and execute sales of meeting space and guest rooms for Hilton Milwaukee City Center, The Pfister Hotel and Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel.  We are seeking an engaged candidate who will ensure the highest level of customer service at all times and drive the strategy behind bringing vibrant activity into all rooms and event spaces to each of our Milwaukee properties.


Here, you will drive a culture of teamwork, motivating associates to create exceptional guest memories and deliver extraordinary experiences. Be a part of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, where we are dedicated to serving people.


What you’ll be doing:

·       Account prospecting, solicitation, and development

·       Conduct hotel site inspections, entertain both in house and off property, and maintain thorough follow up methods

·       Prepare and present proposals and contracts both written and verbal in a prompt, accurate, profitable, pleasant and professional manner

·       Perform administrative or event support functions when necessary to support the team approach

·       Assist in strategic planning, goal setting, and other departmental activities

·       Handle account details and coordinate final arrangements with Convention Services department

·       Represent all Milwaukee area hotels at trade shows, civic/business functions, industry-related associations, and other events to promote the hotel and/or the city


What you’ll bring:

·       High school diploma or equivalent required, Four-year college degree preferred, however, any combination of education and training within hotel sales and/or event planning may also be considered.

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Basic mathematical skills that allow for calculation of room blocks, average rates, and forecast information.

·       Ability to travel.

·       Flexibility to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

·       Ability to work independently while accepting ongoing training and supervision.

·       Strong willingness to learn the designated market(s)



·       A free, well-balanced meal every shift

·       Room discounts at Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Branded Hotels and Historic Hotels of America properties

·       Discounts at Marcus Hotels & Resorts restaurants, golfing, skiing and spa

·       Free parking

·       Paid time off

·       Medical, dental and vision insurance (offered after 30 days of employment), company-paid life insurance, employee assistance program offer and 401k with employer match


Who we are:

A division of The Marcus Corporation, Marcus Hotels & Resorts has a rich 60 year history of operational and service excellence. We are “People Pleasing People” who strive daily to create extraordinary experiences for guests and associates alike. Focused on expanding our U.S. based portfolio of 15 hotels and resorts, our properties are known for their unique character and style.


Note: This document describes the general nature and level of work required of people in the job. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing list of responsibilities, duties, and skills.


Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer.