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Catering Sales Manager

posted September 12, 2019

Best Western University Inn
Canton, NY
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About This Job

You’re a careful listener who “gets” the client’s event needs at first telling. And for those unsure of their needs, your experience enables skillful guidance known to eclipse expectations. Your reputation and networking efforts make you the “go-to” for event planning. Then, a Catering Sales Manager position with Interstate might just be the go-to opportunity that takes your career to the next level.

As Catering Sales Manager, you will

  • Use your knowledge of the hotel’s offerings and the competitive landscape to secure event and group business that meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals.
  • Solicit, negotiate and book new and repeat clients using multiple channels, such as social media, outside calls, and telemarketing.
  • Capture the client’s vision and effectively convey the specifications to appropriate departments, rapidly responding to inquiries, concerns, and issues, ensuring an exceptional client experience and seeding future bookings.
  • Keep management informed of activities through regular reporting.

Fundamentals

A four-year college degree is not required; however, more than two years post high school education with one to two years employment in a related position is required. Thorough knowledge of catering, food and beverage, and the hospitality industry is expected. You must possess effective verbal and written English communication skills. This position also requires an ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3888 or email ADA.Assistance@interstatehotels.com with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.

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About This Employer

Best Western University Inn

90 East Main Street
Canton, NY 13617

(315) 386-8522

99 Room Hotel

www.bestwestern.com

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Our Hotel

With easy access off of Route 11, this 99 room property is surrounded by a championship golf course and groomed cross country ski trails. An indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, and state of the art exercise facility compliment the tastefully appointed rooms. With an on-site restaurant, relaxing lounge, business center, and high-speed wireless Internet, it is the perfect destination for those traveling on business or leisure. Our friendly staff, personalized service and meeting spaces make this an ideal location for any special event.

The BEST WESTERN University Inn is conveniently located adjacent to St. Lawrence University and several minutes from Clarkson University and Corning Incorporated. Families will especially enjoy an afternoon exploring nearby St. Lawrence Court House, Eisenhower Locks and St. Lawrence Seaway. Guests can also enjoy a short trip to Lake Placid, 1000 Islands or Ottawa, Canada.

Whether guests are planning a meeting, banquet, conference or wedding, the BEST WESTERN University Inn is here to serve them.