The Catering Sales Manager will be representing the Grand and Little America hotels with professionalism, knowledge, and confidence as they guide clients from inquiry through the completion of a successful event. You would be responsible for proactive solicitation of new and repeat business, then following through with timely proposals and contracts. Accounts will include fundraisers, corporate meetings and weddings. You will be coordinating and creating all details and paperwork for the groups, to include event setup, food and beverage and equipment needs.
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, be able to make decisions, and be highly organized and detailed. You can anticipate a heavy workload, so we are looking for your drive to succeed and exceed expectations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Include the following, but are not limited to)
*Solicit business from new and existing accounts through networking, research, account maintenance, rfp’s, sales calls, site tours and client meals.
*Negotiate and contract weddings and corporate events, customize to fit client needs.
*Be knowledgeable of current food and beverage, decor and setup trends in both the wedding and corporate markets.
*Coordinate meetings, banquets and weddings from contracting through completion of events. This includes menu planning, room set details, equipment, décor and budgeting.
*Oversee all communication with clients and internal departments through emails, phone calls and meetings.
*Prepare contracts, Banquet Event Orders, and diagrams.
*Be present at all events to ensure a smooth transition.
*Position will be Monday through Friday, but will require flexibility in hours, to include evenings, weekends and holidays
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
*Knowledgeable about food & beverage and dietary needs/allergies
*Experienced with designing and diagramming various event layouts
*Minimum of two years of hotel catering or event related experience
*College degree in a related field preferred
CitySalt Lake City
Apply on hotel’s jobs sitehttps://www.grandamerica.com/job-openings/
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