Event Sales Manager

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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Chicago, IL

Company
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.7E8CC996383BA924
AJE Ref #
576216227
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

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Company Info Delivering Hospitality, Creating Value, Every Customer, Every Time 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! Established in 1974, Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a leader in the hospitality industry and a rapidly growing hotel company. We offer full service hospitality management, development, acquisition, accounting, and consulting expertise for the lodging industry. Our portfolio of hotels is focused on 3 and 4 star properties such as Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Renaissance, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt Regency, and impressive Independent and Select Service Hotels.; Property Info Inspired by our vibrant downtown setting, our Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel offers engaging, flexible spaces for relaxing, working, socializing, and dining. With a fresh, contemporary design, our re-invented metro hotel offers wonderful dining, dynamic meeting and event space, and beautifully renovated guestrooms and suites so you can work and rest in comfort. Once you experience this inviting hotel, you will find yourself loving our spin on Midwestern Hospitality.; Position Info 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. Qualifications: Bachelors 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, competitors 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.