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Catering Sales Manager

Posted April 17, 2021

Aviator Hotel & Suite
Saint Louis, MO
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About This Job

Widewaters Hotels is looking for a fun and enthusiastic Catering Sales Manager to join our awesome team!  We have a fantastic benefits package with very generous PTO policy and no waiting period to use. We offer Health, Dental, Vision insurance starting after only 60 days and a 401K program with a great employer match.  Immediately, upon starting you’ll be eligible to participate in our Associate Referral Bonus Program, which puts extra money in your pocket to help us recruit!  You’ll also be joining a team of dedicated individuals that truly care about creating memorable moments for our guests.  

The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for marketing, advertising, and promoting the hotel’s catering capabilities, soliciting business for catering functions, providing catering/banquet services to groups with meeting room and catering needs, and overseeing the servicing of clients. The Catering Sales Manager is also responsible for maximizing banquet and meeting space to meet/exceed individual goals. The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for communicating requirements of all group sales to operations team. The Catering Sales Manager is required to adhere to the mission and values of Widewaters Hotels, LLC.

What you will be doing
  • Assists Director of Sales in the development and update of the hotel-level business plan to include input on sales goals and plans that support the overall business and sales strategies of the company.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with existing clients in order to produce groups and convention business, to include room sales, food and beverage sales, catering/banquet services.
  • Develop hotel-level tactical sales and marketing plans to support overall system-wide sales plans/strategies and programs.
  • Market, advertise, and promote the hotel’s catering capabilities with the ultimate goal of increasing the hotel’s catering profits.
  • Complete B.E.O’s for all meeting room functions/catering functions accordingly and are generated in a timely manner.
  • Prospect for new clients which will include setting up appointments, perform inside and outside cold calls as recommended per solicitation goals.
  • Attend outside networking functions such as luncheons, chamber events, or other community/business based networking receptions.
  • Respond to all sales inquiries and voice mails by next scheduled business day.
  • Comply with all department, hotel, and company policies and procedures.
  • Perform any assigned task not outlined above that the associate has the ability to perform.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred; and at least 2-3 year of sales experience in hospitality preferred.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the hospitality industry, have a strong sales and marketing background, sound administrative skills, and well developed management skills.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of food & beverage products, proper preparation and presentation of food and beverage items.
  • Extensive knowledge of meeting room capacities, banquet set-up, audio -visual and any other pertinent details as they relate to function room setup.
  • The Catering Sales Manager must have flexibility, anticipate some scheduled weekend and evening hours, including participation in the Manager-On-Duty coverage.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The Aviator Hotel & Suites, located on Lindbergh Boulevard, honors the Gateway City’s heroic aviation history. Flight Pioneers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, General Jimmy Doolittle, along with landmark institutions Scott Air Force Base, Jefferson Barracks, Lambert Field and Boeing are all icons that capture ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’.  The Aviator Hotel & Suites offers a genuine full-service hospitality experience, sit back and let your spirit soar!

Aviator Hotel & Suites knows how to come together and celebrate. With 10,000 square feet of space, we can easily accommodate groups of up to 500 people (or smaller-scale socially distanced events). We offer three distinct venues, with our largest being our 4,400-square-foot ballroom ideal for St. Louis wedding venue, corporate celebrations, business trainings and meetings, private parties and social events.

Widewaters Hotels' Mission and Values

Widewaters Hotels is an award winning, innovative hospitality management leader, built on proven pillars of success. We are passionate about delivering exceptional returns for our owners and partners, creating the ultimate guest experience and providing rewarding opportunities for our associates.

Widewaters' Hotels Values: Our values guide the way we work with and for our guests, owners & associates. Through Passion, Energy, Attitude & Work Ethic we have created a vibrant company culture and a compass for our actions.

Company Website:https://www.aviatorhotelsuites.com/ 

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We appreciate your interest in Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Widewaters Hotels, LLC offers equal opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, or any other status protected by law.

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About this Employer

Aviator Hotel & Suite

6921 South Lindbergh Blvd Street
Saint Louis, MO 63125

(314) 892-3600

The Aviator Hotel & Suites, located on Lindbergh Boulevard, honors the Gateway City’s heroic aviation history. Flight Pioneers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, General Jimmy Doolittle, along with landmark institutions Scott Air Force Base, Jefferson Barracks, Lambert Field and Boeing are all icons that capture ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’.  The Aviator Hotel & Suites offers a genuine full-service hospitality experience, sit back and let your spirit soar!

Aviator Hotel & Suites knows how to come together and celebrate. With 10,000 square feet of space, we can easily accommodate groups of up to 500 people (or smaller-scale socially distanced events). We offer three distinct venues, with our largest being our 4,400-square-foot ballroom ideal for St. Louis wedding venue, corporate celebrations, business trainings and meetings, private parties and social events.