Wedding & Social Catering Sales Manager - Pere Marquette

First Hospitality Group Inc Peoria , IL 61601

Posted 2 months ago

Description

Position Summary:

The Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette is seeking a positive, service-oriented, energetic and self-motivated Wedding & Social Catering Sales Manager to join our team on a full-time basis.

The Wedding & Social Catering Sales Manager will report to the Director of Sales and will work closely with the hotel's catering, sales and banquet teams.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

  • Book wedding and catering business, detail the meeting / function with the client (space requirements, times, menus, themes, etc.), and assist in overseeing the event.

  • Complete contracts, BEO'S, coordinate with the appropriate areas / departments of the hotel to ensure proper high-quality product and service delivery and customer service satisfaction.

  • Recommend program and procedural changes as needed.

  • Execute a territorial marketing strategy to capture the maximum amount of Catering revenue.

  • Prepare status and weekly reports to keep management abreast of activities.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the competition's products, strengths and weaknesses to continually improve sales strategies and the achievement of goals

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

  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

  • Assume all responsibilities as delegated by management and do any or all other duties that may be required to fulfill customer needs and requests.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.

  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to prepare and analyze data figures and transcriptions prepared on and generated by computer.

  • Strong administrative skills including business writing.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). Previous Hotel Catering experience (preferably with a national brand, with a proven track record for success in sales and revenue generation)

  • Exceptional service skills, with strong ability to foster effective relationships with all levels of staff, management and clientele

  • Outstanding leadership skills and the ability to create a motivating work environment

  • Excellent organization skill and ability to multi-task and successfully manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds occasionally.

  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.

  • High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

First Hospitality Group seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. FHG fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness.

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