Catering Sales Manager/Director

  • Il Tulipano
  • Cedar Grove, NJ 07009, USA
  • Nov 12, 2019
Full time General Managers and Management Executives Banquet Staff Sales and Marketing

Job Description

Catering Sales Manager/Director

Il Tulipano Catering and Special Events, family owned and operated since 1982, established as one of New Jersey's Premier Catering/Wedding Facilities, is seeking a highly qualified Catering Sales Manager/Director. Candidate will be an experienced sales builder with a passion for providing our guests with the highest standard in gracious hospitality and flawless execution of their event.

Duties, Responsibilities & Qualifications

• Proactive solicitation of new business

• Conduct effective meetings and communications with new clients.

• Negotiate and close event contracts.

• Develop lasting relationships with our guests.

• Maintain and enhance our brand.

• Oversee events to provide our guests with the highest level of service.

• Work closely with all departments and organize weekly meetings to ensure events are perfectly executed.

• Attend restaurant manager meetings regularly to discuss sales progress and operational opportunities.

• Monitor changes in the catering/events industry by gathering knowledge of current trends and developing necessary strategies to adjust to those trends and ultimately improve sales.

• Disciplined, motivated and well organized with strong multi-tasking abilities, time management and attention to detail.

• Responsible for ordering outside products and special requests, including but not limited to liquor, ice sculptures, baked goods, etc

• Engaged, articulate, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.

• Strong speaking, training, and presentation skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.

• Ability to work at a fast pace with a flexible schedule in a rapidly changing environment.

• Ability to delegate, follow up, and relate to staff and guests in a positive, effective manner.

• Bachelor's degree preferred.

• Proficient in the use of computers and related software applications.

• Minimum of five years sales/catering experience.

• Knowledge of regional catering/events markets, restaurant operations and guest relations.

• Weekends are a MUST; no exceptions

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.