Catering Sales Manager

Sage Hospitality Resources, LLP Fort Collins , CO 80521

Posted 1 week ago


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Why Us:

Allow your work to echo. Join our team of music enthused and hospitality oriented professionals at The Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town Fort Collins. The 164 room hotel will features a fine collection of curated art from local students and professors. Music carries through the building with accents in interior design, programming, amenities, and experiences to reflect the scene in the city. From the vibrant lobby bar, to the upscale roof top lounge, local beverages are served with spirited entertainment. The hotel offers 3,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including a patio with views of Walnut Street. The hotel is part of a mixed-use development in the center of Old Town Fort Collins, defined as Firehouse Alley, featuring Sage Restaurant Groups newest concept: The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market.

Join us and set the stage. Be a part of creating curated, exceptional, and melodic Fort Collins guest experiences. Compose your future with The Elizabeth Hotel and Sage Hospitality Resources.

Job Title:

Catering Sales Manager

Location Name:

The Elizabeth


Fort Collins

EEO Statement:

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Posting Overview:


Solicit, capture, plan and coordinate small meetings with 9 rooms or less, social and catering only functions, while maximizing all outlets to meet and ideally exceed catering revenue goals. Position is responsible for finalizing catering only business. Recommends program and procedural changes.


To support Sages Vision of being recognized by our customers as the best in our business through ensuring a culture that makes the ordinary extraordinary! You should champion this culture in every touch point of our business from our associates, guests, owners and communities. The service and courtesy you extend and promote on a daily basis will ensure a healthy and productive culture of serving others with excellence.


  • Solicit, negotiate and book new and repeat business through efforts (outside sales calls, telemarketing, mailings, networking, etc.) while all outlets to meet/exceed revenue goals.

  • Execute a territorial marketing strategy to capture the maximum amount of revenue and meet and ideally exceed sales goals.

  • Plan, upsell and detail the meeting/function with the client including: space requirements, times, equipment, menus, themes/decorations, etc.

  • Complete the contracts, prepare the appropriate paperwork, including banquet event orders, coordinate with the appropriate areas in the hotel and outlets, resolve any issues, complaints and problems to ensure a quality product delivery and customer satisfaction.

  • Prepare status and period end reports.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of corporate and hotel procedures, products and competition, including their strengths and weaknesses, to continually improve sales strategies and achieve goals.

  • Professional and positive communication to both guests and fellow associates.


  • Participate in communication and professional organizations to maintain high visibility and promote sales.

  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

  • Participate in task forces and committees as required.

  • Local travel required. Own vehicle required for sales calls.

  • Must be available when personal accounts are in house.



Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isnt upset when things are up in the air; doesnt have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.


Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesnt show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.


Requires thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the catering, food and beverage, menu development and pricing. Requires knowledge of the hotel's policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines. Requires ability to investigate and analyze current activities and/or information involving readily available data and indicating logical conclusions and recommendations. Must possess communication skills in terms of the ability to negotiate, convince, sell and influence professionals and/or hotel guests. Ability to drive to outside sales calls. Excellent hearing required for verbal interaction with guests and associates. Excellent vision required for viewing set-ups. Excellent speech communication skills required for verbal interaction with guests and associates.

Excellent comprehension and literacy required to develop marketing plan, create menus and programs, etc.


Lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying - tables, chairs, boxes (50 lb. maximum) occasionally. Bending/kneeling - taping down cords, skirting tables, picking up floor after function, occasionally. Mobility - ability to service clients on a moments notice, variable distances. Continuous standing - function observation, client site inspections (one hour minimum to four hours maximum). Climbing - up to 55 steps, 3-5% of 10 hours. Driving - distance varies for sales calls (approximately 20%).

Education/Formal Training

More than two years of post -high school education


Experience required by position is from one to two full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Proficient use of business equipment, systems, and applications


Work inside 70% of 10 hour day; outside 30% of 10 hour day.

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular



Address 1:
111 Chestnut Street

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Catering Sales Manager

Sage Hospitality Resources, LLP