Catering Sales Manager
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Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Benchmark’s company culture is central to our management philosophy. The company’s stated purpose is "to provide an entrepreneurial environment where determined people dare to create, share, and build futures.
To be the “benchmark” by which all others are judged takes passion, courage, and dedication. We invite you to explore our extraordinary offering of unique opportunities, all with a common goal of providing an unforgettable journey.
Job Description Summary:
The Catering Sales Manager will coordinate social functions by ascertaining detailed information regarding all aspects of the event, publishing detailed contracts and advising the client during the planning process to ensure a successful event.
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, & WORK EXPERIENCE
+ High school diploma or equivalent.
+ College degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
+ Working knowledge of a hotel.
+ 1 – 2 years previous experience in the hospitality industry.
+ Highly developed communication skills.
+ Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Publisher and able to learn the Delphi and Maestro systems.
+ Respond and sell to all telephone and walk-in inquiries.
+ Prospect for new catering events and weddings. Track all leads.
+ Keep abreast of all local organizations and their meeting plans, etc.
+ Ensure orderly and accurate catering sales files and computerization of such files are maintained.
+ Prepare catering contracts, proposals and event orders.
+ Prepare all event detailing, including production of of detailed BEOs.
+ Follow-up on all function details with Food and Beverage Management, Executive Chef, Audio-Visual Technicians, Equipment Rentals, etc.
+ Recommend attracting new markets, increasing average checks, menu items, etc. to the Executive team.
+ Supervise the accurate recording and compiling of information. Correctly retaining records, files and logs in accordance with established procedures.
+ Perform other related duties as requested by Director of Sales and Marketing.
+ Recommend profit improvements to Director of Sales and Marketing.
+ Practice safety standards and report any unsafe conditions to the Director of Sales and Marketing.
+ Remain alert, courteous and helpful to guests at all times.
BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’ iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations.
BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply-rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’ most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experience.
BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence. www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com