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Wedding & Event Sales Manager

posted February 3, 2020

Windows Catering Company
Alexandria, VA
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Looking for someone who has drive, passion, loves to have fun!

About This Job

Windows Catering Company, DC’s premier caterer, is seeking a vibrant, dynamic and experienced Wedding Designer to sell our company's products and services to wedding prospects and clients as well as approaching potential wedding planner partners with the aim of winning new business. Wedding Designers work to maintain good relationships with existing clients, gaining repeat business wherever possible.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and execute sales plans and strategies for growing Windows Catering wedding business in order to meet sales expectations and goals.
  • Implement and carry out approved marketing plans and develop your own marketing strategies. Activities may include wedding show / seminar participation, entertaining at Windows facilities, engaging on social media and other business development activities.
  • Prepare proposals for clients and potential customers.
  • Ensure that each client is satisfied with Windows Catering goods and services.
  • Maintain a client list, telephone logs, inquiry logs, etc.
  • Perform basic accounting functions as they relate to sales contracts, client billing commissions, and collections.
  • Plan, supervise and evaluate the contracted events.
  • Monitor and handle inquiry calls on a timely basis, ensuring that all messages are returned
  • Suggestive sell menus, which meet the client's needs and maximize revenues.
  • Contact client after scheduled functions to ensure satisfaction and to solicit follow-on business
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience / Education:

  • Strong Sales experience is required. Previous sales experience, catering, restaurant, event planning, hospitality industry experience a must
  • Experience in full-cycle wedding planning and event execution
  • College or University graduate preferably in a hospitality/business marketing program
  • Knowledge or menu development, menu/event planning including social and kosher events a plus

Compensation: Salary + commission

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: Salary + Commission

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About This Employer

Windows Catering Company

5724 General Washington Drive
Alexandria, VA

(703) 519-3500

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Our Story

Known as one of the premier off-premise caterers in Washington D.C., Windows has an established national reputation for exceptional food, creativity and presentation combined with outstanding service. Windows’ New American-style cuisine is abound with inventive interpretations and modern creations based on the very best traditions of American, regional and international cuisine.

In 1985, Chef-proprietor Henry Dinardo, well known on the national food scene, founded the nationally acclaimed restaurant, Windows, which earned him the honor as one of the Top 25 Chefs in America by Food & Wine Magazine. In 1987, Chef Dinardo and partner, Carol Bloom, a former public relations executive for the Watergate Hotel, established Windows Catering Company to meet the growing demand for high-quality special events and entertaining.

Overseeing Windows’ in-house kitchen and bakery, Executive Chef Pasquale Ingenito, and the 2005 National Pastry Champion Chef Laurent Lhuillier work with a talented team to create an exceptional variety of hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts. Attuned to the changing tastes and trends in food and presentation, Chefs Dinardo, Ingenito and Lhuillier continually update Windows’ offerings with a variety of delicacies that include Truffled Lobster “Corn Dog” with Grain Mustard Soubise and Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Torchon Apricot Peach Compote and Moulard Duck Ham.

Windows Catering Company is an equal opportunity employer in practice and policy. We treat employees and applicants fairly without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Windows Catering Company is a drug-free workplace.