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Catering Sales Manager

posted October 14, 2017

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
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About This Job

The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for soliciting new catering accounts, entertaining and sustaining relationships with existing accounts to meet and/or exceed revenue goals.  He/she must have a strong knowledge of weddings and understand the importance of prospecting in creating new sales opportunities for the hotel.  He/she is also responsible to coordinate and service client functions to ensure customer satisfaction while maintaining profitable operations and high quality products and service levels.  Candidates must be comfortable in problem solving with client relationships and event management.

Responsibilities

  • Keep immediate supervisor fully informed of all problems or matters requiring his/her attention.
  • Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.
  • Follow up on all turnovers within 24 hours via telephone and within 3 days with written correspondence.
  • Know meeting room setups and capabilities.
  • Know sleeping room configurations and types.
  • Respond to Catering inquires immediately.
  • Use the Partnership Agreement to meet client needs.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of all operational departments within the hotel; guest services, reservations, housekeeping, audio visual, switchboard, accounting, restaurants, bars, and engineering.
  • Interact with outside planners, vendors for event setup.
  • Maintain pricing integrity and propose upscale menus for clients.
  • Manage existing accounts and follow up with client re-solicitation to capture future business.
  • Work with other F&B managers and keep them informed of F&B issues as they arise.
  • Manage the function diary and adjust space in order to ensure maximum potential revenue.
  • Be visible on the floor and assist staff as needed during functions.
  • Be involved in and/or conduct departmental and hotel training (One-to-One Training, etc.)
  • Plan and execute holiday and special events in conjunction with the Director of Catering.
  • Use feedback from client evaluations to improve service and quality.
  • Participate in required M.O.D. program as scheduled.

Qualifications

  • At least 4 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 2year college degree and 3 or more years of related experience; or a 4year college degree and at least 2 year of related experience.
  • Must be proficient in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Proficiency in Delphi preferred.
  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
  • Medium work Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
  • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.


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About This Employer

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave)

Bethesda, MD 20814

Telephone (301) 657-1234

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Hyatt Bethesda welcomes you to our completely renovated hotel.  This recent multi-million dollar transformation includes all new guest rooms and bathrooms, remodeled meetings space including a stunning rooftop event space, and a revitalized lobby in our 12 story atrium. Experience a place designed around the power of connection, where guests can convene, consider and collaborate. Host high level meetings or conferences in state-of-the-art event spaces enhanced by advanced audiovisual equipment and electronics. Savor USDA prime aged steaks and seafood at the nationally acclaimed Morton’s, The Steakhouse or enjoy a casual lunch at the Daily Grill.

Located in the heart of downtown, our Bethesda, Maryland hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers to the Washington, DC area. We feature comfortable guestrooms and suites with deluxe amenities, wonderful dining experiences and exceptional services. We’re within walking distance of many corporate offices and the Metro, a convenient mode of transportation situated directly below the hotel.