Offers “Marriott”

42 days agoMarriott

Catering Sales Executive

  • Chicago, USA

Job description

Job Number 24096883
Job Category Sales & Marketing
Location The St. Regis Chicago, 401 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Management

JOB SUMMARY

 

The position is accountable for proactively soliciting and handling catering sales opportunities. Ensures business is turned over properly and in a timely fashion for proper service delivery. Conducts day-to-day activities related to catering sales with a focus on building long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of sales objectives. Achieves personal sales goals.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

Education and Experience

 

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 3 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.

OR

• 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 1 year of experience in sales and marketing or related professional area.

 

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

 

Building Successful Relationships that Generate Sales Opportunities

• Proactively builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to enable future bookings. Activities could include sales calls, entertainment, FAM trips, trade shows, etc.

• Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for sales opportunities.

• Manages and develops relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

• Provides accurate, complete and effective turnover to Event Management.

 

Engaging in Sales Activities

• Researches and develops new leads for catering business.

• Participates in catering sales calls with members of sales team to acquire new business and/or close on business.

• Upsells each business opportunity to maximize revenue potential.

• Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., generating proposal, writing contract, customer correspondence).

 

Using Knowledge of Market Trends and Target Customer Information to Maximize Revenue

• Identifies new business to achieve personal and location revenue goals.

• Understands the overall market - competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them.

• Closes the best opportunities for the location based on market conditions and location needs.

• Gains understanding of the location’s primary target customer and service expectations; serves the customer by understanding their business, business issues and concerns, to offer better business solution.

 

Additional Responsibilities

• Executes brand’s Customer Service Standards and property’s Brand Standards.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

 

 

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