Cavallo Point is looking for a dynamic Catering Sales Manager to join our team! The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for selling and planning weddings and social events. Primary sales efforts include: negotiating and contracting business, menu planning, offering clients guidance and assistance as needed, maintaining vendor relationships and facilitating communication with Lodge staff.
The Catering Sales Manager also hosts site inspections, tastings, and planning meetings. Additionally, the manager must work collaboratively with banquet staff and other departments to ensure a smooth operational experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Primary sales efforts are in maximizing Banquet Food & Beverage and Meeting Room Rental revenues
Maintaining strong customer relationships
Menu planning, agenda setting, and providing a personalized planning experience
Operate graciously under pressure
Contract drafting and review
Facilitating communication before, during and post event with pertinent hotel staff to ensure a high level of service.
Work as a team member with the sales, catering, and banquets staff
Candidates should be extremely detail-oriented, possess exemplary customer service skills, be an effective communicator and be able to handle a fast paced environment.
Candidate must be willing to work evenings and weekends based on business demands
ESSENTIAL WORK SKILLS:
Host site inspections
Participate in and often lead event meetings
MINIMUM EDUCATION ANDPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum of 2 years of hotel catering/convention services or comparable experience required
Degree in Hotel Management a plus
Computer proficiency and experience with:Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Delphi.
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