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Catering Sales Manager

posted January 26, 2020

Hyatt Centric Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Job Description

Position Summary: Negotiates, books and services group room accounts and all catering events. This includes, but is not limited to sleeping rooms, catering functions, set ups, audio visual and on-site servicing.

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Essential functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Negotiates and finalizes contract and banquet event orders by meeting with clients.
  2. Research competing hotels, prospect and network to surface business
  3. Develop effective sales strategies to counter the competition.
  4. Develop business relationships which could result in additional sales and new clients.
  5. Stay abreast of local events.
  6. Conduct site visits.
  7. Prepare proposals tailored to address and impress the client.
  8. Sell to fill need dates.
  9. Identify and secure business to fit the yield strategy.
  10. Attain/exceed sales goals and profitability.
  11. Deliver a high level of guest service with key decision makers, solve guest problems, meet commitments and anticipate guest needs.
  12. Take initiative to solve problems by liaison with other hotel managers.
  13. Follows up with clients after each function to ensure satisfaction.
  14. Adhere to hotel grooming standards.
  15. Perform any additional tasks requested by management.

EOE

M/F/Vet/Disability

DFWP

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Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, marketing, business or related field from a four-year college or university or High school diploma or GED plus 2 years sales related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the above skills, knowledge and ability.

Experience: Familiarity with hospitality industry practices preferred.

Hours required: Scheduled days and time vary based on hotel needs. May be required to work weekends.

  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to provide friendly guest service with a smile.
  • Ability to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.

This description is a summary of primary responsibilities and qualifications. The job description is not intended to include all duties or qualifications that may be required now or in the future.

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About This Employer

Hyatt Centric Las Olas

100 Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

121 Room Hotel

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Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale, currently under construction is slated to open in 2020. The 238 modern-designed guest rooms will occupy the first 15 floors of this multi-story high-rise condo-hotel building –121 luxury condominiums are for sale on the 16th floor and above. The hotel amenities will include 8,500 sq. ft. restaurant with a large exterior patio space at lobby-level, an indoor/outdoor bar seating area on Las Olas Blvd, an elevated pool with views of Las Olas River, 6,000 sq.ft. of meeting and banquet space, 24-hour valet service and an onsite parking garage. Its downtown location will provide its guests and residents with a wide array of activities, including the plethora of upscale shopping and dining, easy access to the white sandy beaches of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, as well as having the arts, culture and entertainment at their fingertips.