Catering Social Sales Manager

Location: 6250 Highway 7, Vaughan Ontario

Posted date: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

  • Self motivated, business savvy, revenue oriented.
  • This individual will help promote and sell our fantastic Five-Star service for a wide range of social events such as Weddings, Fundraisers, Birthdays, Showers etc.
  • Knowledgeable food and beverage individual; able to envision guests dream event and to create packages to suit both clients and company standards.
  • Savvy revenue oriented, able to maximize financial company expectations
  • Food Cost knowledgeable, able to work with our culinary team to manage costs and profitability.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with potential clients and take them on a tour of the venue
  • Create clear and effective written proposals and contracts for current and prospective clients
  • Following up with prospective clients and advising on a wide range of customizable menus to meet their requirements and budget.
  • Following up with menu adjustments if applicable
  • Following up on tentative contracts
  • Following up on all sales leads
  • Confirming contracts in a timely manor
  • Upselling on our other companies and brands (Engine 8 Media for print and digital media, Baskets for gifts etc.)
  • Preparation of the event invoice
  • Achieving the established sales targets
  • Replying promptly to phone calls and e-mails
  • Sending information letters and faces to clients of upcoming promotions and events
  • Coming up with new and creative menu ideas
  • Finding ways to increase sales
  • Monitoring Website

Qualifications and expectations:

  • The successful candidate must have Post-Secondary Education in Sales/Marketing, Business Communication/Administration or Hospitality and 1 – 3 years’ Experience in a sales position.
  • This is a full-time salaried position and expectation is no less than 40 hours per week. Evenings and weekend availability is required.
  • Ability to tailor the sales strategy to the type of clientele
  • Results-oriented
  • Ability to follow price lists to ensure menus and budgets operate with a profit
  • Ability to problem-solve and provide recommendations for alternate menu, décor, room or venue possibilities to fit the client’s needs.
  • Excellent and proficient oral and written English communication skills
  • Demonstrated customer focus with strong interpersonal skills
  • Creative and trend-setting
  • Must possess computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and be quick to learn on catering and floor plan programs such as Microsoft Visio
  • This role is event based with evenings and weekends shifts not limited to early openings as well, forecast two-week schedule to be planned with General Manager or Assistant GM.

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