Sales Account Director Leisure

The Gritti Palace
Azienda: The Gritti Palace
Regione: Veneto - Italia
Località: venezia
Data pubblicazione: 24 Ottobre 2022
venezia Veneto - Italia
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The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Venice, part of Marriott International, is currently recruiting for a Sales Account Director Leisure, he/she will report to the Director of Sales and she/he will join a team of passionate professionals.

This is a great opportunity to work in a place of exceptional art and elegance, where history and culture are met with renewed Venetian style. The Gritti is known for impassioned service, a delectable culinary experience and an intimate wellness haven. The reference point for the world’s elite at international city events such as the Biennale, Carnival and the Venice Film Festival.

What we offer

Professional career progression at international level in 7300 Marriott hotels
Learning and development opportunities online, on the job and in class
Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage
Experienced management & motivated and engaging colleagues
Charity events, Wellbeing activities and voluntary work in the community of Venice through the TakeCare program
Canteen service

Manages and/or provides dedicated account management support to a targeted portfolio of accounts with a focus on the US, Europe and Latin America luxury transient segment. Builds and maintains business relationships with key buyers by applying the principles of strategic account management to achieve account market share goals for the property. Develops strong partnerships with buyers for the purpose of penetrating and growing market share and driving account sales. Leverages Marriott’s products and services as a team member within their assigned account portfolio. Responsible for increasing Marriott’s preference, loyalty and profitable share within assigned accounts and contribute to overall Sales Team success through the direct sales efforts of revenue generation and value creation. Executes the overall account strategy for assigned accounts to generate and maximize business.


Education and Experience

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major and 3 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area;.


• 4-year bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major and 2 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.

Right to work in Italy.
Fluency in Italian, English and preferably French.
Total Account Management experience.
Solid knowledge of US market.


The role of the Account Director is to support the Hotel’s Sales Team vision and mission by executing transactional sales excellence:

Sales and Account Management

Develops and implements the overall account strategy for assigned accounts. Execute sales strategy to achieve account goals.
Retains, expands and grows account revenue of assigned accounts through total account penetration, margin management, and implementation of sales and marketing initiatives
Penetrates assigned accounts for group and transient, as well as exploring opportunities for extended stay and catering sales business.
Identifies and aggressively solicits new accounts in coordination with any relevant Sales and Marketing.
Accurately qualifies potential accounts; re-qualify existing accounts.
Articulates the financial benefits of a proposal as it pertains to the customer’s business objectives.
Collects and analyzes key information about the customer’s business and/or operation.
Counsels internal stakeholders on optimal negotiating stance.
Demonstrates benefits of total account management and team-based sales.
Demonstrates working knowledge of legal issues within industry.
Develops opportunity sales plan with actionable steps to attain revenue goals.
Identifies key purchase points and decision-makers that influence the “buy” decision.
Maintains account information in Opera Sales and Catering to ensure accurate and up-to-date account reporting.
Qualifies each business opportunity and recommend company products that match both the customer needs as well as the hotel’s business needs.
Suggests positive alternatives whenever necessary.
Leverages appropriate sales and property Leadership to ensure account saturation pull-through of account strategies and selling solutions at the local property level.
Establishes and maintains accurate and up-to-date customer, account and opportunity data each account in Opera Sales and Catering to ensure accurate reporting.
Manages proactive account, segment or regional sales.
Supports ‘in-market’ needs of properties in a given regional area.
Supports data gathering, reporting & tracking functions.
Understands traditional industry processes (pricing, RFPs, proposals, etc)
Executes and support Marriott’s Customer Service Standards and hotel’s Brand Standards.

Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand
MHR Genuine Care Basics
Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty by assisting the customer and ensuring their satisfaction before and during their program/event.
Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their expectations, while building an Account and loyalty to the company.
Revenue Generation

Identifies key purchase points and decision-makers that influence the “buy” decision.
Relates customer needs to product capabilities.
Routinely quantifies the business impact to both the customer and Marriott.
Works with Revenue Management to support account strategy in-market.
Builds and strengthens accounts with existing and new customers, industry organizations and brand network to enable future bookings. Activities include sales calls, entertainment, familiarization (“fam”) trips, trade shows, etc.
Pursues initiatives to capitalize on strengths and market opportunities, and to counter competitive threats.
Constantly monitors the competition on the market and anticipates business opportunities
Value Creation

Anticipates and quickly seizes opportunities not obvious to others to build customer satisfaction.
Delivers on commitments to customers.
Delivers value-added products and services to create long term customer loyalty.
Focuses on two-way communication to ensure win-win relationship is maintained.
Serves as the account’s “local service guarantee” by promoting outstanding service delivery at every customer touch point, issues are resolved timely and to the customers’ 100% satisfaction.
Understands the overall market dynamics – competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand etc. and how to sell to assigned accounts.
Acts as the customer’s advocate through understanding account needs and opportunities. Identify emerging business opportunities and risks within assigned accounts and provide feedback to key stakeholders (i.e. property Leadership).
Effectively resolves guest issues that arise in the sales process. Bring issues to the attention of property leadership, as appropriate.
Positions self as “Subject Matter Expert” in terms of customer or account activity, business segment activity or market/region activity.
Uses knowledge of Marriott’s operations, its markets and competitors to promote dialogue and enrich customer interactions.
Market Integration & Team Participation

Monitors that account sales strategies are communicated, implemented and updated as market conditions fluctuate.
Identifies and cultivate relationships with key colleagues and stakeholders in other parts of the organization.
Participates with account team in market pull-through activity.
Supports ‘in-market’ needs of properties in a given regional area.

Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

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