Posting Date Feb 20, 2020
Job Number 20024559
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Location The Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 US-45 N, Chicago, Illinois, United States VIEW ON MAP
Brand Westin Hotels & Resorts
Position Type Management
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Thank you for your interest in this position. It is a job opportunity with one of Marriott International's franchisees.
Please apply online at https://www.hospitalityonline.com/jobs/1469362-catering-sales-manager?source=talent-point
This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Aimbridge Hospitality. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel's employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International.
As a Catering Sales Manager at the Westin Chicago North Shore you will be working in an exciting market in Chicago's North Shore Community. Negotiate, contract and Service Social and Corporate events, including prestigious Awards Galas, Mitzvahs, Weddings, and Working with a variety of Fortune 500 companies.
The ideal candidate will:
Be incredibly friendly, customer centric, love to smile and have FUN in a team environment.
Have 5 or more years' experience in Hotel Catering Sales and have knowledge of the local area.
Special consideration will be given to those who have experience/knowledge in the Kosher Events Market, excellent oral and written communication skills, and guest/employee centric management practices.*
Manages accurately, records for all bookings at hotel.
Ensures that predetermined sales expectations are met or exceeded at each hotel.
Establishes client base for specific markets to include organizations, associations, social groups, corporate businesses through outside and inside sales, in order to secure business for the hotels.
Negotiates Food and Beverage Minimums, Menu pricing, meeting room rental, function space, and hotel services within approved booking guidelines. Confirms agreements in writing utilizing approved contract.
Conducts tours of the hotel and banquet facilities; entertains qualified potential clients in accordance with company and property policies and procedures.
Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.
Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management
What you will be doing
Drafting proposals and responding to inquires in a fast-paced market
Prospecting, Managing opportunities
Site Visits, Menu Consultations, Drafting Contracts, Detailing Events,
Benefits for Full Time Employees
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
401K retirement plan
Short and Long-Term Disability Income*
Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Vacation PTO & Holiday/Sick PTO
Employee Assistance Program
Incentive Plan for Hotel Sales Management Positions
This company is an equal opportunity employer.
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