Position Summary:Reporting to the Director of Catering and Conference Services, the Catering Manager will oversee the sales, planning and long-term outlook of sales and detailing activities and events. This position will exhibit excellence in cultivating the Edgewood Vision by executing both team member and guest engagement standards.
Experience and Qualifications:Minimum two years of experience as a Sales manager or events planner, coordinator or organizer Impressive portfolio of previously managed events (meetings, parties, corporate events) BS Degree in Event Management or Hospitality or Food and Beverage Management or related discipline desired Worked in a four or five diamond/star resort or hotel. Must have strong working knowledge of hotel operations and various departments; experience in the luxury hotel setting strongly preferred
Extensive knowledge of Food and Beverage etiquette, guest relations and service standards.
Knowledgeable in Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook, Delphi FDC, CVent, SocialTables.
Strong interpersonal skills to assess client needs, negotiate pricing and provide overall guest satisfaction.
Effectively deal with internal and external guests, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy.
Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
Excellent communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects independently
Present a professional appearance and manner at all times.
Available to work varied shifts when needed, including weekends, holidays, and nights