END DATE October 15, 2016

Catering Sales Manager

Courtyard Springfield Downtown - Springfield, OH

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  • Company
    Courtyard Springfield Downtown Courtyard Springfield Downtown
  • Location
    Springfield, OH
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    High School Diploma or GED
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Job Description

You're a careful listener who "gets" the client's event needs at first telling. And for those unsure of their needs, your experience enables skillful guidance known to eclipse expectations. Your reputation and networking efforts make you the "go-to" for event planning. Then, a Catering Sales Manager position with Interstate might just be the go-to opportunity that takes your career to the next level. As Catering Sales Manager, you will Use your knowledge of the hotel's offerings and the competitive landscape to secure event and group business that meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. Solicit, negotiate and book new and repeat clients using multiple channels, such as social media, outside calls, and telemarketing. Capture the client's vision and effectively convey the specifications to appropriate departments, rapidly responding to inquiries, concerns, and issues, ensuring an exceptional client experience and seeding future bookings. Keep management informed of activities through regular reporting. Fundamentals A four-year college degree is not required; however, more than two years post high school education with one to two years employment in a related position is required. Thorough knowledge of catering, food and beverage, and the hospitality industry is expected. You must possess effective verbal and written English communication skills. This position also requires an ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.