Posted May 2, 2022

Catering Sales Manager

Enthusiasm for selling and creating memorable experiences - enthusiastically transferring your passion and knowledge of our properties venue space, spectacular staff and culinary delicacies! Our company is all about community, playfulness, and being audacious and HEARTfelt in our iconic hospitality

Summary of Position:

Love selling and planning social, corporate and group events?  Making memories from everything from weddings to momentous occasions?  You will do all that as you meet and exceed revenue goals, by actively seeking new clients, retaining repeat clients, nurturing external and internal relationships, and providing a high degree of guest service and effectively communicating with resort teams.  This position will partner with both The Scott Resort & Spa AND the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa!

Essential Functions:

•Meet or exceed your revenue for each Quarter, Year End and Future Booking Sales Goals.

•Respond 24 hours to all phone calls, sales inquiries and referrals.  

•Systematically build and maintain positive relationships with clients.

•Establish a positive, professional presence and rapport within the assigned market(s).  

•Design and sell events that meet the client’s needs all the while maintaining profitability (revenue generation, maintaining profit margins and food/beverage costs).

•Use site inspections as a closing tool.  

•Use tastings and proposals as up-selling tools.

•Utilize cross-selling techniques to ensure business is booked for AGR.

•Weekly meeting with Director of Catering to report and review catering sales progress to goals.

•Continuously follow up to gather all pertinent information to get to contract stage.

•Create proposals/event estimates, contracts and collect initial deposits.

•Have complete notes for file turnover for Event Managers.

•Follow-up with client after function to ensure customer satisfaction, to address any challenges, and to ask for rebooking.

•Follow-up with various departments to ensure any necessary feedback is communicated.

Supportive Functions: 

•Attend networking events and community functions.

•Follow through on all tasks and projects assigned by the Director of Catering.

Qualifications:

Education:     Any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required  

                        knowledge, skills and abilities. College Degree preferred.

Experience:    Minimum of 2-3 years of Catering Sales Management experience required.                                                         

                        Experience working with Delphi a must.

Preferred:       Adept with Weddings, Corporate and Non-Profit Events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Considerable knowledge of food & beverage products, proper preparation and presentation of foods and beverage items.

•Knowledge of related event coordination areas:  Audio-Visual, décor, entertainment, tenting, exhibits, power, etc.

•Understanding of event logistics (set up and design).

•Ability to read, write and speak English to comprehend and communicate job functions.

•Ability to create special themes and menus.

•Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.  

Personal Characteristics:

•Behaves ethically

•Communicates effectively: Speaks and listens in a clear, thorough and timely manner, effectively reading, writing in using the English language

•Professional Appearance: Exhibits an appearance appropriate for a Four Diamond Resort (Specific grooming standards are available for review.)

*This position is a safety-sensitive position. Under the law, safety-sensitive positions are defined as positions where the employee operates, repairs, maintains or monitors the performance or operation of a motor vehicle, equipment, machinery, or power tools. Safety-sensitive positions may also include jobs where the tasks or duties required of the employee could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others.

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Classic Hotels & Resorts

8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Telephone (602) 438-9000