National Sales Director

Fort Myers, FL, USA Req #69
Thursday, February 22, 2024
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National Sales Director – Unleash Sales Excellence with Gecko Hospitality!

About Gecko Hospitality & Position

Are you ready to revolutionize the hospitality industry? We are seeking a game-changing National Sales Director to join our corporate team in Fort Myers, FL!

As an industry leader and Forbes Magazine's "America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms" for four years running, we seek an energetic and results-driven National Sales Director to spearhead strategic sales initiatives, propel our growth and brand presence nationwide within the hospitality industry. If you're up for the challenge, join our best-in-class leadership team and build relationships with new clients and stakeholders, ensuring their utmost satisfaction. Training is provided, but the right attitude is crucial!

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive market research to identify potential hospitality and restaurant clients.
  • Identify and prospect potential clients through networking, referrals, and industry events.
  • Maintain a robust pipeline of leads for new business opportunities.
  • Client Relationship Management.
  • Build strong relationships with the existing clients to encourage repeat business.
  • Connect with key decision-makers to address their needs.
  • Develop strong relationships with the Gecko corporate team and Franchise community.
  • Business Pitch and Proposal.
  • Develop tailored presentations and proposals showcasing our recruiting services.
  • Negotiation and Contract Closure alongside Franchise Partner within the specific territory.
  • Develop and execute cutting-edge sales strategies that align with our ambitious objectives.
  • Meet or exceed weekly, quarterly, and annual sales goals, targets, and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with members of the Gecko Hospitality corporate team to optimize sales efforts and drive revenue growth.
  • Monitor growth and adjust strategies as needed.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and regulations.
  • Analyze market trends, spot opportunities, and outmaneuver the competition for rapid expansion.
  • Craft detailed sales reports and forecasts, empowering executive management to make informed decisions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, sales, marketing, hospitality, or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of sales leadership experience, disrupting the recruiting industry.
  • Proven track record of smashing sales targets and achieving unprecedented success.
  • 5+ years of hospitality and recruiting experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation abilities to captivate any audience.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and Gecko Hospitality community.
  • Driven, results-oriented, and someone who never settles for second best.
  • Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents, and CEO’s.
  • Strong leadership and ability to work effectively with little supervision.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Fort Myers, FL, USA