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Specialist, Sales Data

          

help drive sales decisioning and insights across Sales Strategy, New Business Development, Global Corporate Sales, and Specialty/Airline groups by providing deep analytical, data mining, and dashboard support. Job location is moving to Stamford, CT in Dec 2011.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Company: Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Location: White Plains, NY
Web: www.starwoodhotels.com

_Contact_:
For questions, contact Theresa Tripp, Theresa.Tripp@starwoodhotels.com

Interested candidates should apply directly on our career site

Note: Job location is moving to Stamford, CT in Dec 2011.

Company Summary: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 1,000 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), W(R), Westin(R), Le Méridien(R), Sheraton(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, Aloft(SM) and Element(SM). Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com .

Position Purpose:
This Sales Data Specialist will help drive sales decisioning and insights across Sales Strategy, New Business Development, Global Corporate Sales, and Specialty/Airline groups by providing deep analytical, data mining, and dashboard support. This role needs to be filled by someone who is very strong in SQL report writing, ad hoc reporting, and other tools (e.g. Access/Excel). In addition, the Specialist will help coordinate and support existing systems, processes, and client work.

Essential Functions:

  • Customized report generation and in-line reporting support that will identify, measure, and track key metrics.
    • Strong SQL writing skills and other query programming language
    • Familiarity with writing stored procedures
    • Manipulate, clean, and QA large data sets
    • Build customized reports using Starwood technology (e.g. Microstrategy), Excel/Access, and other reporting tools (e.g. Cognos)
    • Excel modeling and super-user who can use higher-order functions (e.g. vlookup, sumifs)
    • Strong ability to use higher-end excel data, analytics, and queries to build sophisticated excel templates (e.g. VBA).
  • Coordination and support of accounts servicing and existing processes.
    • Make decisions and/or mediate regarding account challenges or concerns.
    • Deliver accurate and immediate follow-up, while interacting with customers, hotels and Starwood's functional areas efficiently.
    • Manage sales systems and ensuring accurate information and quality
  • Ability to positively multi-task in matrixed environment
    • Perform a variety of duties efficiently and effectively, and multi-task despite frequent competing demands.
    • Ability to be resourceful, creative and maintain flexibility.
    • Ability to be positive, highly adaptive, embrace change, new ideas, and operate effectively as a team member and contributor
  • Identifying long term opportunity areas to improve operations
Qualifications

Knowledge / Qualifications / Skills / Experience:

  • Bachelors degree required. Masters degree in higher math is an asset.
  • 3-5 years of sales data analyst, reporting, or programming experience.
  • Strong query writing and stored procedure abilities on key Starwood data management applications (e.g. SQL).
  • Excellent data management, extracting, and report generation experience.
  • Strong quantitative analytics and active problem solver who can drive to the answer and insight.
  • Statistical knowledge and programming a plus
  • Good communicator who can build rapport with sellers as well as clients
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

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Interested candidates should apply directly on our career site


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