La Quinta Inns & Suites Sales Coordinator in Clifton, New Jersey

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Job Description JOB CODE:

029

Sales Coordinator Hotel Operations General Manager or Director of Sales

FLSASTATUS:

Non-Exempt

EFFECTIVE DATE:

02/17/2012

This position is responsible for supporting the attainment of revenue goals by conducting inside sales activities for the hotel and providing clerical support to the sales function.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Perform inside sales activities such as responding to telephone and in-person inquiries about hotel services, obtaining orders and booking sales business, giving property tours, and coordinating arrangements for group events with the front desk, reservations, meeting rooms, and food and beverage.

Meet with sales clients before and during sales events to ensure guest satisfaction. Contact clients after function to measure guest satisfaction and respond to any guest complaints or issues.

Provide clerical support to sales function by preparing weekly sales activity reports, maintaining sales files, trace files, and account history, preparing sales agreements and contracts, coordinating appointments and schedules of sales activities, sorting mail and typing correspondence.

Conduct monthly breakfast surveys on guest satisfaction.

Conduct sales activities such as outside sales calls to prospects to generate revenue from new

accounts.

Coordinate with and assist DOS in local activities in support of brand promotions and marketing

campaigns.

Obtain and post all deposits by the cut-off dates for groups and meeting rooms.

Communicate and coordinate with all departments for meeting room services.

Assist front desk with pre-registering groups, group check-in and group check-out as needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

High School Diploma or GED required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

One-year sales experience in the travel or hospitality industries.

MINIMUM SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Must have good analytical skills and decision-making ability.

Must be able to work independently and multi-task, prioritizing as appropriate.

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

Requires working knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office products including Word,

Excel, Outlook and ability to learn property management system.

Obtain any locally required certifications.

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Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives and reassign and reassign priorities.

Must possess good problem-solving skills.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

May be required to do light lifting or carrying.

Capable of working in a fast paced environment and in stressful situations.

Must respond to multiple task interruptions and still provide service to internal and external

customers in a professional and courteous manner.

May be required to walk, stand and/or sit for long periods of time.

Must have the manual dexterity and coordination to operate office equipment, including a

10-key adding machine, PC computers, fax machine and photo copier.

Must be able to travel.

Must be available for varied schedules including nights and weekends.

Requires good vision.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE JOB DESCRIPTION AS STATED ABOVE AND ACCEPT THAT ANY OF THE TASKS MAY BE MODIFIED OR CHANGED. I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR KNOWING THE MODIFICATIONS AND / OR CHANGES IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION. I CAN PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB AS LISTED ABOVE, WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMODATION.

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While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technical development).

LQ Management L.L.C. provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions, and breastfeeding), marital status, registered domestic partner status, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, uniformed services status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Sales

Title: Sales Coordinator

Location: Clifton,NJ

Requisition ID: 180000HI