Marriott Account Director, Global Sales Paris in Hauts de Seine, France

Description:

JOB SUMMARY

The Account Director, GSO Paris manages and/or provides dedicated support to a targeted portfolio of complex GSO accounts. The position builds and maintains business relationships with key buying influences in order to achieve account market share goals across all Marriott Lodging brands. The primary focus is on opportunities to increase preference and loyalty, and improve the overall buying process by emphasizing an ease of doing business with Marriott . In the role of Account Director, GSO Paris, this position has direct accountability for sales activities within their assigned accounts.

BUSINESS CONTEXT

The role of the Account Director, GSO Paris is to support the GSO vision and mission by leveraging Marriott s products and services as a team leader or team member within their assigned account portfolio. By utilizing the processes of strategic account management and team-based sales, this position will be responsible for increasing Marriott s preference, loyalty and profitable share within their assigned accounts and contribute to overall GSO success through the direct sales efforts of Revenue Generation and Value Creation.

This position will be located in Paris, France

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience Preferred

Strong preference for candidate with Starwood experience

5 years sales and marketing experience required.

Total Account Management experience preferred.

Hospitality sales experience preferred.

Strong preference for candidate who speaks English

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Account Management

  • Accurate qualification of potential accounts; re-qualification of existing accounts.
  • Establishes and maintains complete and up-to-date information on each account. This includes a thorough understanding of the account s needs, history, plans, issues, organizational structure, strategies, existing business alliances and key competitors.
  • Interprets financial statements, e.g., P&L statements, annual reports, as appropriate, to assist in the formulation of an account proposal.
  • Maintains account information in SFA to ensure accurate and up-to-date account reporting.
  • Manages all resources within budgeted guidelines.
  • Proactively develop goals and objectives to support the strategic account plan.
  • Represents all brands of Marriott Lodging.
  • Responsible for proactive account or segment sales.
  • Supports data gathering, reporting & tracking functions.

Revenue Generation

  • Identifies, develops, initiates and manages opportunities based on their fit with broader strategic account initiatives.
  • Identifies key purchase points and decision-makers that influence the buy decision.
  • Networks account teams to maximize coverage of key contacts and revenue streams.
  • Partners with HQ support for annual pricing process, requests for pricing (RFPs) and related maintenance activity.
  • 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.

Value Creation

  • Anticipates and quickly seizes opportunities not obvious to others to build customer satisfaction.
  • Brings cross-functional and cross-business knowledge to bear in developing business solutions.
  • Delivers value-added products and services to create long term customer loyalty.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key buying influences by developing and delivering ease of doing business solutions that create and provide unique value and positioning.
  • Positions self as Subject Matter Expert in terms of customer or account activity, business segment activity or market/region activity.
  • Pursues initiatives to capitalize on strengths and market opportunities, and to counter competitive threats

Customer Preference & Loyalty

  • Conducts information-oriented sessions at each level of influence within the account or customer base in order to foster and maintain commitment to Marriott as a strategic supplier/partner.
  • Counsels internal stakeholders on optimal negotiating stance.
  • Delivers value-added products and services to create long term customer preference and loyalty.
  • Delivers on commitments to customers.
  • Focuses on two-way communication to ensure win-win relationship is maintained.
  • Proactively seeks feedback from customers using resources and tools of GSO.
  • Uses knowledge of Marriott s operations, its markets and competitors to promote dialogue and enrich customer interactions.

Market Integration & Leadership

  • Assists people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to effectively contribute and succeed in the account team.
  • Demonstrates benefits of total account management and team-based sales.
  • Ensures that account sales strategies are communicated, implemented and updated as market conditions fluctuate.
  • Facilitates educational opportunities that enhance credibility and integration between GSO and internal stakeholders.
  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with key colleagues and stakeholders in other parts of the organization.
  • Participates in professional and industry organizations (e.g., SAMA, ACTE, PCMA, MPI, ASMA, etc).
  • Participates with account team in market pull-through activity.
  • Provides opportunities for communicating account needs throughout organization.
  • Supports in-market needs of properties in a given regional area.
  • Utilizes account team for Best Practice sharing and problem solving.

Other

  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

Building Relationships

Coworker Relationships

  • Builds credibility with others and encourages strong working relationships.

  • Creates a work environment in which others feel comfortable sharing thoughts and feedback.

  • Shows awareness of how own behavior impacts others and the work environment.

  • Encourages others to work together.

Customer Relationships

  • Models and empowers others to anticipate and respond to customer/stakeholder preferences and feedback.

  • Clearly explains policies in ways that create strong customer/stakeholder relationships.

  • Monitors customer/stakeholder satisfaction and takes appropriate action.

  • Resolves customer/stakeholder issues and concerns raised by others.

Global Mindset

  • Creates an environment where everyone is valued and included.

  • Models and coaches others on representing the Company culture of service, opportunity, respect, and fair treatment.

  • Acts when others are treated unfairly or are not valued and respected for their unique skills.

  • Looks for and uses ideas and opinions from diverse sources.

  • Attracts, develops, and retains a multicultural and multigenerational workforce.

  • Gives all associates the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

  • Organizes activities that promote inclusion.

  • Maintains an awareness of changing customer/stakeholder and associate characteristics.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

Organizational Capability

  • Ensures the work is organized so it can be effectively completed.

  • Continuously improves work processes.

  • Brings together the appropriate mix of associate knowledge and skills to complete work.

  • Coaches others on scope of technical decisionmaking authority.

  • Uses meetings and other forums to regularly communicate status of work.

Talent Management

  • Provides, seeks, and acts on constructive feedback.

  • Develops others by identifying needs and providing resources in area of expertise.

  • Uses professional networks to attract top talent in area of expertise.

  • Participates in the hiring process and ensures successful onboarding of newassociates.

Leadership

Adaptability

  • Models and coaches others on staying calm and focused during stressful situations.

  • Communicates to others why change is happening and how it impacts their work.

  • Models flexibility when managing multiple demands and changing priorities.

  • Provides resources that help others deal with change and challenges.

  • Adjusts team and own priorities when experiencing change or challenges.

  • Determines how change impacts stakeholders and communicates concerns to leadership.

Communication and Professional Demeanor

  • Clearly presents complex information using different methods.

  • Adapts communication style based on the audience.

  • Demonstrates active listening to ensure understanding.

  • Models and coaches others on appropriately interpreting verbal and nonverbal behavior.

  • Models and coaches others on displaying professionalism and gaining respect from others.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Identifies issues and makes suggestions to solve complex problems affecting daily work.

  • Models and coaches others on breaking complex issues into manageable parts.

  • Looks for and shares information with others before making a decision.

  • Models and coaches others on identifying and evaluating alternatives and their implications before making decisions.

  • Involves and gains agreement from others when making key decisions.

  • Makes complex decisions and works with others to implement solutions in reasonable amount of time.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

Applied Learning

  • Sets own career goals and identifies developmental areas for self and others.

  • Uses resources and challenging assignments to improve performance of self and others.

  • Gathers, shares, and uses information about industry and discipline trends and best practices.

  • Budgets for training to support associate development, as applicable.

  • Coaches and holds others accountable for professional growth.

Business Acumen

  • Ensures others understand how their work impacts property and team performance.

  • Coaches others on the drivers of performance and their impact on key business and property metrics.

  • Shows an understanding of how different customer/stakeholder groups have different revenue potential.

  • Identifies innovative ways to improve, productivity, customer/stakeholder satisfaction, and profitability.

Technical Acumen

  • Maintains advanced technical knowledge and skills and models their use for others.

  • Models and promotes the appropriate use of facilities, equipment, and materials to perform the job.

  • Demonstrates and shares expertise in policies, procedures, and legal requirements.

  • Manages and completes complex technical assignments and coaches others on solving advanced technical issues.

  • Demonstrates and reinforces technical standards and processes to support work requirements.

  • Identifies innovative technical approaches and communicates how they can improve processes or business functioning.

Managing Execution

Building and Contributing to Teams

  • Promotes teamwork by explaining how each associate supports shared goals.

  • Builds commitment to team goals by explaining how they support department and property success.

  • Works with team members to solve issues and make decisions that impact them.

  • Manages disagreements among team members.

  • Recognizes department, team, and individual achievements.

Driving for Results

  • Creates a team environment that encourages accountability, high standards, and innovation.

  • Makes sure others understand performance expectations.

  • Sets and tracks goal progress for self and others.

  • Monitors the work of others to ensure it is completed on time and meets expectations.

  • Breaks down barriers so team members can accomplish their work.

Planning and Organizing

  • Prioritizes group activities based on importance, urgency, and impact to goals.

  • Manages team workload and delegates assignments appropriately.

  • Ensures team members have the equipment, materials, and other resources needed to accomplish their work.

  • Avoids conflicts when setting project timelines and communicates key milestones and deadlines to others.

Qualifications

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Job: Sales and Marketing

Organization: Corporate

Location: France-Hauts de Seine

Requisition ID: 17001UAA