This position is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the catering department. Uses leadership skills to drive revenue, maximize profit and ensure quality. Effective management of assigned staff to ensure achievement of overall financial results, client satisfaction and positive team member relations. This position is also responsible for generating new business and maintaining existing client/corporate accounts.
Education: High school diploma or GED required. College degree or equivalent experience required. Membership in catering and event organizations such as NACE and/or MPI is desired. Basic Microsoft Office and Delphi experience also desired.
Experience/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 3+ three years of catering sales experience required with a minimum of 1 year managing direct reports preferred. Heavy emphasis in sales with knowledge of food and beverage operations. Must be detail oriented, have ability to communicate well with all levels within and outside the organization, and be able to problem-solve with employees and guests. Must be able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis.
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