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Sales Associate

Company: Great Wolf Lodge
Location: Rainier
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Summary: - At Great Wolf the Sales Associate uncovers, converts and services high volume group and event business in accordance with goals established by Lodge leadership, contributing to the overall success of the Lodge.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Convert group and meeting inquiries to sales via fast response time, exceptional sales skills and diligent client service
  • Build and maintain key client relationships, generating repeat business and lifetime value
  • Demonstrate strong account management fundamentals, including effective entry of all activities in CRM system, tracing next steps, pipeline management and setting future meetings.
  • Prepare compelling group proposals, sales materials and contracts that result in sales wins
  • Create and update quarterly sales action plans outlining business development objectives and market segment strategy
  • Deliver on assigned group room and catering sales goals that contribute to the overall financial success of the lodge
  • Complete Banquet Event Orders (BEOs) and Resumes for clients and operations departments to communicate specific needs, contracted/agreed-upon details and pricing for the meeting, event or program
  • Provide consultation/advice to clients on all aspects of lodge's facilities and services when proposing and contracting groups and events
  • Monitor room blocks and communicate with appropriate property personnel on a weekly basis regarding group room pick-ups, rooming lists, etc.
  • Represent the lodge in investigating and resolving any group complaints or conflicts including, but not limited to: billing issues, misplaced items, reservations and contract discrepancies
  • Provide detailed information on meeting-specific needs throughout the entire booking process from negotiation through departure
  • Enter accurate rooming lists, routing information, tax-exempt status and verification of payment in Company software systems
  • Submit a weekly report to the director of sales and catering documenting sales activities, converted business and pipeline progression
  • Maintain Posting Master (PM) account ledger by keeping track of all open PM accounts

    Basic Qualifications & Skills:

    • Associates degree in hotel/hospitality or related field or equivalent experience/education combination
    • Minimum 2 years' relevant experience in hospitality industry
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Successful completion of criminal background check and drug screen
    • Successful Department of Motor Vehicle check
    • Professional communication skills both verbal and written

      Desired Qualifications & Traits:

      • Significant customer service experience
      • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
      • Attention to detail and ability to exceed quality standards
      • Enthusiastic and positive energy
      • Multi-tasking ability

        Physical Requirements:

        • Able to lift up to 20lbs
        • Able to bend, stretch, and twist
        • Able to stand or sit for long periods of time
          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Great Wolf Lodge, Tacoma , Sales Associate, Sales , Rainier, Washington

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