Event Sales Manager
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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
JOB DESCRIPTIONNo of Opening: 1
Job Shift: Flexible
Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most successful independent hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to making Davidson a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers. If you share our passion for delivering hospitality where details matter, apply today to join our team!
The Event Sales Manager is responsible for selling and servicing events for in-house groups as well as outside clients. The primary focus is to sell Banquet Food and Beverage with other responsibilities including menu planning, agenda setting and hotel meeting services. Other duties will include reviewing contracts and facilitating communication before, during and post event with hotel staff to ensure a high level of service. The Catering Manager will also contribute to site inspections, maintaining strong customer relationships and working as a team member with the sales and catering staff.
Bachelor s degree and/or 2+ years of hotel sales experience.
1 year food and beverage experience.
Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts.
Developed business communication skills, both written and verbal.
Understanding/knowledge of Microsoft office.
Confident and professional appearance.
Proactive sales approach, assertive and fast paced, driven to succeed.
Understanding of market segment, competitor s strengths, weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand.
Time management skills. Being able to work on multiple projects with desired outcome for each.
Creativity in designing events.
EOE/AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test, background check, and job assessment required.