The Buckingham Sales Director in Houston, Texas


Sells, directs and manages the sales efforts and sales staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interface with all leads and turn those leads into residents of the Community; follow procedures in lead tracking; keep current records of all leads and prospects as required by the Community; meet predetermined monthly sales goals; and manage and provide leadership to the sales staff.


The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Identifies and anticipates customer’s needs and objectives, recommends solutions, and communicates with individuals involved in making sales decisions. Pre-qualifies customers.

  • Updates in weekly sales meeting top prospects. Attends weekly team meetings to keep up to date on any changes.

  • Responds to customers requests for information.

  • Records all customer contact information for follow up.

  • Assist with developing community relations sales plans through seminars and other communication methods.

  • Maintains ongoing awareness of competitions actions.

  • Interacts with all leads whether provided through advertising, public relations, referral, or personal contact and to turn those leads into residents of the Community through the use of professional selling skills.

  • Knows procedures for lead tracking; keeping accurate records on all leads and prospects

  • Meets or exceeds predetermined monthly sales goals.

  • Provides leadership and motivation to the sales staff through training and positive reinforcement.

  • Provides technical input to ad agencies and media.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor


  • Directly supervises employees in the Sales department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations/Communications or related field.

  • Two to three years experience in marketing/sales in senior living setting with supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Language Ability:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, speaking the primary language of the residents.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

  • Cognitive Demands:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Computer Skills:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Windows, including Word and Excel. Ability to use email and the Internet. Ability to use client tracking and design software.

  • Competencies:

  • Effective sales, leadership and presentation skills.

  • Exceptional skills in customer service, oral and written communication.

  • Ability to problem solve in an effective manner to manage staff.

  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational and follow-through skills.

  • Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.

  • Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.

  • Supports organization's goals and values.

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.

  • Manages people effectively by taking responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Improves processes, products and services.

  • Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.


  • Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting.

  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.

  • Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the SDS Manual.

  • Continuous exposure to clients and/or family members who may be under stress.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

The Buckingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with The Buckingham.