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Salary:

Location: Chicago, IL 60654 USA

Type of employment : FULL_TIME

Industry: Hospitality
Department: Sales & Marketing
Career Level: Entry, Experienced
Work Hours: Full-time

Date Posted: 30 Aug 2019

Valid Through: 29 Sep 2019 08:06

About Us:

Bedderman Lodging is the Chicago-based pioneer of alternative lodging and hyper-local hospitality. More than ever before, travelers value a broader spectrum of exploration and seek-out lodging options that offer flexibility, authenticity, convenience, technology and community. Conventional hotels and vacation rentals are incapable of meeting all these needs. By featuring bespoke communal spaces, hand-crafted food and beverage menus, inspired events, found art and detailed personal service, Bedderman is committed to delivering an unparalleled "live-like-a-local" experience.  

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

The Rooms and Events Sales Manager is primarily responsible for selling guest rooms and events at Bedderman Lodging's three distinct Chicago properties.  

 

Located in River North, FieldHouse Jones is the flagship location of a newly emerging boutique hotel brand.  With 52 guest rooms and unique vintage-style slot car tracks, large demonstration style-kitchen that doubles as a meeting or party room, and its associated F&B outlets- a subterranean speakeasy, Janitor's Closet (currently on Eater's Chicago Bar Heatmap and Chicago Magazine's June-July Hot List) and DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar, a lobby cafe serving all-day fare, FieldHouse Jones offers something for everyone.  

 

The Wheelhouse Hotel, just a strong pitch away from Wrigley Field, features 21 stylishly curated rooms (ideal for group buy-outs), a large rooftop with skyline and Clark St. views, and a huge patio co-managed with Evanston-based Union Full Board, which operates the lobby level restaurant and lower level cocktail lounge, Tinker to Evers.

 

Holiday Jones, a 30 room hostel, is the perfect Wicker Park alternative to downtown's pricey hotels for the budget-minded group.  With a lobby outpost of 5411 Empanadas and a large common area with kitchen, Holiday Jones provides all the essentials to ensure a comfortable and cool stay in the Second City.

 

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Target and win over business via outside sales calls, hosting site inspections and meeting planner meetings, cold calling and emailing, networking, attending industry and association events. Prospect, solicit and close new business as well as maintain repeat client's needs and maximize revenues. Handle all major events, group bookings, and VIP clients.
  • Work closely with other departments in planning and coordination of events, and establish policy standards, procedures, operational guidelines, service standards, menu and product ideas. Ensure proper controls are in place and policies are established and followed by all team members.
  • Assist with marketing efforts
  • Perform any other duties as requested by management to aid in better operation of the hotels and service to guests and team members
  • Provide personalized, friendly service to every guest and team member
  • Create unique and authentically curated events at the properties.
  • Sell and serve events. This position will be the on-site contact for all events and group bookings.
  • Sell catering menus which meet the client's needs and maximize revenues and periodically review and adjust menus to ensure product and brand consistency.
  • Meet with clients to work out the details of their functions. Escort clients through the property and highlight features of facility as well as available services.
  • Confirm payment, guarantees, set-ups and signed contracts and changes with clients.
  • Review and inspect function rooms and displays for conformance to property standards and client requirements.
  • Monitor guest feedback and performance data to optimize guest engagement and retention and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Stay informed of market trends and introduce new products and services to drive guest engagement, increase revenue and ensure a competitive position in the market.
  • Develop knowledge of the competition to better aid in the solicitation of accounts and network with industry peers to increase referral business.
  • Prepares monthly reports as requested by management, such as monthly pace reports, sales inquiry, sales site visits, sales action plan, etc.
  • Attends weekly meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Applicant Qualifications:

 

Candidates for this position must:

  • Have excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Have exceptional guest service skills
  • Have extensive knowledge of selling strategies and the ability to meet goals
  • Maintain complete knowledge of all properties, catering, and event spaces and those of our competition
  • Have a strong work ethic, drive to succeed, and ability to work independently
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude
  • Dress professionally at all times and be well groomed
  • Have computer skills and familiarity with property management systems, event management systems, gmail, and accounting programs 
  • Be able to bend, reach, kneel, push, and stretch and lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds
  • Can stand/walk on feet for 8 hours and work in a restrictive space/environment
  • Have eyesight enabling vision both near and far
  • Be comfortable using a step stool or ladder
  • Be able to use/lift arms for up to 8 hours
  • Be able to handle heat and stress
  • Have finger dexterity for operating equipment
  • Speak in a clear, understandable voice, hear at a basic level, and understand English

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow other instructions and perform other work-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. We are unable to sponsor applicants for visas.

 

Pay, Schedule, and Location:

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with commissions.  Schedule will vary with the position's responsibilities and company, property, and guest needs and events; flexibility is required in this area.  Long hours; work on evenings, weekends, holidays, and during events; and more than 40 hours of work per week may be required.


Benefits include Paid Time Off, property discounts, eligibility to join the company's group health insurance plan after 60 days (25% coverage, HMO and PPO options available; medical/prescription only), and the opportunity to join a growing multi-state hotel management company!

Director of Sales - Chicago, IL

About Us:

Bedderman Lodging is the Chicago-based pioneer of alternative lodging and hyper-local hospitality. More than ever before, travelers value a broader spectrum of exploration and seek-out lodging options that offer flexibility, authenticity, convenience, technology and community. Conventional hotels and vacation rentals are incapable of meeting all these needs. By featuring bespoke communal spaces, hand-crafted food and beverage menus, inspired events, found art and detailed personal service, Bedderman is committed to delivering an unparalleled "live-like-a-local" experience.  

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

The Rooms and Events Sales Manager is primarily responsible for selling guest rooms and events at Bedderman Lodging's three distinct Chicago properties.  

 

Located in River North, FieldHouse Jones is the flagship location of a newly emerging boutique hotel brand.  With 52 guest rooms and unique vintage-style slot car tracks, large demonstration style-kitchen that doubles as a meeting or party room, and its associated F&B outlets- a subterranean speakeasy, Janitor's Closet (currently on Eater's Chicago Bar Heatmap and Chicago Magazine's June-July Hot List) and DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar, a lobby cafe serving all-day fare, FieldHouse Jones offers something for everyone.  

 

The Wheelhouse Hotel, just a strong pitch away from Wrigley Field, features 21 stylishly curated rooms (ideal for group buy-outs), a large rooftop with skyline and Clark St. views, and a huge patio co-managed with Evanston-based Union Full Board, which operates the lobby level restaurant and lower level cocktail lounge, Tinker to Evers.

 

Holiday Jones, a 30 room hostel, is the perfect Wicker Park alternative to downtown's pricey hotels for the budget-minded group.  With a lobby outpost of 5411 Empanadas and a large common area with kitchen, Holiday Jones provides all the essentials to ensure a comfortable and cool stay in the Second City.

 

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Target and win over business via outside sales calls, hosting site inspections and meeting planner meetings, cold calling and emailing, networking, attending industry and association events. Prospect, solicit and close new business as well as maintain repeat client's needs and maximize revenues. Handle all major events, group bookings, and VIP clients.
  • Work closely with other departments in planning and coordination of events, and establish policy standards, procedures, operational guidelines, service standards, menu and product ideas. Ensure proper controls are in place and policies are established and followed by all team members.
  • Assist with marketing efforts
  • Perform any other duties as requested by management to aid in better operation of the hotels and service to guests and team members
  • Provide personalized, friendly service to every guest and team member
  • Create unique and authentically curated events at the properties.
  • Sell and serve events. This position will be the on-site contact for all events and group bookings.
  • Sell catering menus which meet the client's needs and maximize revenues and periodically review and adjust menus to ensure product and brand consistency.
  • Meet with clients to work out the details of their functions. Escort clients through the property and highlight features of facility as well as available services.
  • Confirm payment, guarantees, set-ups and signed contracts and changes with clients.
  • Review and inspect function rooms and displays for conformance to property standards and client requirements.
  • Monitor guest feedback and performance data to optimize guest engagement and retention and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Stay informed of market trends and introduce new products and services to drive guest engagement, increase revenue and ensure a competitive position in the market.
  • Develop knowledge of the competition to better aid in the solicitation of accounts and network with industry peers to increase referral business.
  • Prepares monthly reports as requested by management, such as monthly pace reports, sales inquiry, sales site visits, sales action plan, etc.
  • Attends weekly meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Applicant Qualifications:

 

Candidates for this position must:

  • Have excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Have exceptional guest service skills
  • Have extensive knowledge of selling strategies and the ability to meet goals
  • Maintain complete knowledge of all properties, catering, and event spaces and those of our competition
  • Have a strong work ethic, drive to succeed, and ability to work independently
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude
  • Dress professionally at all times and be well groomed
  • Have computer skills and familiarity with property management systems, event management systems, gmail, and accounting programs 
  • Be able to bend, reach, kneel, push, and stretch and lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds
  • Can stand/walk on feet for 8 hours and work in a restrictive space/environment
  • Have eyesight enabling vision both near and far
  • Be comfortable using a step stool or ladder
  • Be able to use/lift arms for up to 8 hours
  • Be able to handle heat and stress
  • Have finger dexterity for operating equipment
  • Speak in a clear, understandable voice, hear at a basic level, and understand English

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow other instructions and perform other work-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. We are unable to sponsor applicants for visas.

 

Pay, Schedule, and Location:

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with commissions.  Schedule will vary with the position's responsibilities and company, property, and guest needs and events; flexibility is required in this area.  Long hours; work on evenings, weekends, holidays, and during events; and more than 40 hours of work per week may be required.


Benefits include Paid Time Off, property discounts, eligibility to join the company's group health insurance plan after 60 days (25% coverage, HMO and PPO options available; medical/prescription only), and the opportunity to join a growing multi-state hotel management company!

Job Details

Reference # 46520
Posted on 30 Aug 2019
Closes on 29 Sep 2019 08:06
Property name Bedderman Lodging- Chicago Region
Location(s) Chicago, IL
City Name
Department Sales & Marketing
Career level Entry, Experienced
Hours/Status Full-time
Pay range ($low) 45000.0
Pay range ($high) 50000.0
Bonuses Yes
Benefits
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