Do you want to work with the most competitive, skilled sales team in the Triangle?
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, a AAA 4-diamond luxury property, is hiring an experienced Group Sales Manager to work 5 days a week, 8 hours a day selling our family of three hotels: the Inn, JB Duke Hotel, and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center.
The right candidate will be responsible for the sales solicitation of new and repeat business. They will accomplish this by developing a deployment plan based on territorial responsibilities; responding promptly to all inquiries and correspondence from customers, prospects, and lead referrals; quickly responding to requests by the Area Director of Sales for reports and other assignments; and by performing other duties as assigned by the Area Director of Sales. A keen awareness of the competition and ability to sell against them is crucial, as is a continual focus on maintaining hotel standards.
An excellent, competitive salary, bonus and benefits package is offered. This is an outstanding opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and successful sales team.
Full-time, competitive base salary
Excellent health and dental insurance benefits (available approximately 30 days following employment)
8 paid holidays
401(k) retirement plan
Free parking & employee meals
Employee referral & employee recognition programs
Current work tools including technology and equipment
Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, goal driven and competitive salespeople who love to succeed. They must possess exceptional selling skills and a proven ability to close business along with strong interpersonal skills. An ability to work well with current and potential clients via phone, email, and in person is critical. Hospitality or sales experience with a working knowledge of Delphi, Knowland and Cvent is a plus.
A minimum of 5 years of hotel sales experience are required. Association selling experience is highly preferred.
Known for its beautifully manicured grounds, stately golf course views and luxury accommodations, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is an unrivaled destination among hotels in Durham. Recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for nearly two decades, our storied hotel enjoys a prime setting on the Duke University campus, and is located two miles from downtown Durham, 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 15 minutes from the world-renowned Research Triangle Park.
The Sales & Marketing team of the Inn also represent the JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center.