Corporate Catering Sales Manager, Magnolia Houston
posted on 2017-01-30 / Houston, TX
The Magnolia Career Experience
The Magnolia career experience is a partnership of your talents, skills and personality with our resources, service success and professional standards. Our facilities exhibit the beauty of historic preservation furnished with modern styling. We are not a collection of workers in a mass of square footage. We are entrepreneurs in a unique environment of our own creation. We are committed to service to our guests, employees and community. Every employee in the Hotel will touch success. We are diverse in opinion, culture and life experiences.
Duties & Functions of the Catering Sales Manager
Catering sales in the Magnolia range from weddings and social galas to small business lunches. The Catering Sales Manager over arching objective is to sell the variety of catering services such as meeting/event space, fabulous culinary offerings, audio visual, and work closely with the client for a successful event. General duties and functions of the Catering Sales Manager include:
Focus on catering segment to prospect business with new contacts, follow-up on all leads, and book catering sales to meet or exceed quota on a quarterly and annual basis. Focus on local market to book non-sleeping room catering events, such as social galas, weddings, social/religious celebrations, professional association and government catering business. Arrange required site inspections and meetings with clients on site. Make special arrangements as necessary to present the hotel in the best light especially for potential wedding related business. Facilitate Banquet Event Order meetings as necessary on a regularly scheduled basis. Be on property for important catering functions working with department staffs providing quality seamless service throughout the function. Work with third party providers such as audio-visual companies, florists, photographers, limousine services, etc. Make recommendations to clients of such third party providers if requested by client.
Magnolia’s Desired Qualifications for the Catering Sales Manager
Catering sales is a multi-tasking position whose duties require that it moves between groups in/out, groups yet to come, prospecting new groups and service investing with brides and their weddings. Highlighted desired qualifications for the Catering Sales Manager position include:
Previous catering sales experience preferably in a hotel/resort setting, or for upscale catering facility involving meeting rooms, ballroom, hall, etc. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to professionally interact with clients and Hotel staff. Organizational/time management skills, with the ability to successfully multi-task assignments. Strategic planning skills regarding sales, booking process, prospecting and following up on sales leads. Experience in administering catering sales related contracts. Use of social media applications.
The Magnolia Offerings
We believe our career experience offers opportunities for professional success. We like to couple the professional success by offering benefits for personal enrichment such as:
Medical, dental and vision health plans. 401k profit sharing plan. Paid vacation and paid holidays. Educational assistance program. Complimentary shift meal. Discounted parking or free public transportation pass. Success Incentive bonus program
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