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Job Title
Catering Sales Manager
City
Chicago
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Yes
Bonus Pay
No
Accommodation
No
Catering Sales Manager

Job Description

CATERING MANAGER



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:




* The Catering Manager is responsible for proactively soliciting and managing group/catering related opportunities with significant revenue potential. Actively up-sells each business opportunity to maximize revenue opportunity. Achieves personal and team related revenue goals.
* Creates Banquet Event Orders (BEOs) to review with the meeting planner. Ensures signed BEOs are received
* Distributes BEO's which includes all food & beverage and meeting set-up requirements to be reviewed with Banquets & Culinary Departments during BEO meeting along with a Resume for each event to better communicate the needs of the client to the entire hotel.
* Partners with the culinary team to create customized menus to fit client's needs as well as increase food & beverage revenues
* During event, will ensure the meeting arrangements are to the event planner's specifications. Ensures all on-site changes are managed efficiently
* Attends required meetings including BEO, Resume and Departmental Stand-up meetings to ensure smooth operations of Conference
* Partners with group/catering counterpart to effectively manage the business opportunity.
* Develops effective group/catering sales plans and actions.
* Designs, develops and sells creative catered events.
* Understands the overall market - competitors' strengths and weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them.
* Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business and negotiate contracts.
* Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to enable future bookings

* Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for group/catering sales opportunities

* Creates 100% guest satisfaction by providing the Radisson Blu experience through performance that demonstrates the standards of, genuine hospitality and exceeding guest expectations

* Gives personal attention, takes personal responsibility and uses teamwork when providing guest service
* Listens, apologizes with empathy, finds a solution and follows through when resolving guest problems
* Provides Yes I Can! genuine hospitality and teamwork on an ongoing basis
* Assumes the responsibility to notice when the guest is not satisfied and uses their best judgment as to when it is appropriate to use the 100% Guest Satisfaction
* Performs other duties required to provide the service brand behavior and genuine hospitality


REQUIREMENTS:




* Minimum two - three years previous experience required, preferably in hotel industry
* High school diploma required, bachelor's degree preferred
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Good negotiation skills
* Creative skills to provide innovative solutions and strong presentation skills
* Able to collaborate effectively with other hotel employees and managers to ensure teamwork
* Able to resolve conflicts guests, supervisor and employee
* Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
* Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


* Ability to work flexible schedule
* Sitting for extended period of time
* Some moderating lifting may be required
* Ability to set-up catering and conference space, including; tables, chairs, stages, etc
* Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment

Job Requirements

Minimum two - three years previous experience required, preferably in hotel industry
High school diploma required, bachelor's degree preferred
Strong oral and written communication skills
Good negotiation skills
Creative skills to provide innovative solutions and strong presentation skills
Able to collaborate effectively with other hotel employees and managers to ensure teamwork
Able to resolve conflicts guests, supervisor and employee
Ability to multitask and work well under pressure


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