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Catering & Convention Services Manager OEM

Posted April 2, 2021

Vespera on Ocean- Autograph Collection Hotel
Pismo Beach, CA
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Job Summary

The Convention Services/Catering Manager is responsible for attainment of assigned catering/food and beverage sales goals tied to the overall performance of the hotel. The individual will be responsible for effectively servicing clients/groups and maintaining the contracted food and beverage minimum. The Convention Services/Catering Manager will work in conjunction with the Director of Sales or Director of Catering/Convention Services to achieve the hotel’s revenue meeting planner satisfaction scores and food and beverage sales goals for one or more assigned properties. Management-level associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities; for OEM associates overtime does apply and is calculated accordingly.

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; previous convention/event and catering sales experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate creativity and knowledge of food and beverage/events desired. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license for the applicable state.
  • Must possess developed verbal and written communication skills to frequently negotiate convince sell and influence other managerial personnel hotel guest(s) and/or corporate clients.
  • Experience with professional selling skills desired: opening probing supporting closing
  • Must be proficient in general computer knowledge especially Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple tasks; strong organization and presentation skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively attain assigned meeting planner satisfaction scores revenue goals as well as food and beverage sales goals. 
  • Proactively conduct solicitation calls conduct tours and entertain clients specific to needs respective to the assigned property. 
  • Monitor and evaluate trends within your market segment.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Adheres to Aimbridge Hospitality’s established regulations company standards catering/meeting standards and related catering sales metrics.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel and applicable departments.
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver banquet event orders on a timely basis (10 days) and ensure accuracy.
  • Ensure changes are communicated timely to impacted departments/operations leaders. 
  • Maintain strong visibility in local community and industry organizations as applicable.
  • May assist in implementing and/or participating in special promotions relating to direct sales segments i.e. sales blitzes etc.
  • Attend daily/weekly/monthly meetings and any other functions required by management.Perform any other duties as requested by the General Manager or Director of Sales.
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About this Employer

Vespera on Ocean- Autograph Collection Hotel

147 Stimson Avenue
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

124 Room Hotel

www.vesperapismobeach.com

Your Place On The Beach

Embodying an upscale beach house-inspired design, Vespera on Ocean offers a fun, active, and stylish escape for guests to relax, unwind, and enjoy the best of Pismo Beach. The perfect hub for adventure and excitement we offer a unique blend of East Coast charm with West Coast sensibilities. Designed for the active traveler we provide guests an array of on-site luxuries and activities, including a one-of-a-kind outdoor space featuring a sparkling pool and spa, bar, and event lawn with fire pits. Rooms include elegant interiors, oversized bathrooms, large windows and private balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Whether you are simply traveling through or staying with us, Vespera on Ocean invites you to experience a taste of beach living.