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Business Development Specialist

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts New Orleans, LA
  • Expired: 5 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Summary

The Business Development Specialist acts as a liaison between all Creole Cuisine Restaurant 
Concepts locations and the tourism/hospitality industry. The Business Development Specialist 
creates and maintains lasting partnerships with hotels and other hospitality professionals by 
hosting socials, dinners, catering meetings/events and offering “exclusive promotions” for these 
individuals. The Business Development Specialist executes all off-site events and marketing events. 
Actively promotes the brand to the business community and creates opportunities to deepen brand 
engagement and cultivate new relationships. Plays an integral role in sharing and bringing our 
brand strategy to life.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

•     Support  Business  Development  Manager  on  building  existing  relationships  and 
prospecting   new   partnerships   relative   to   brand   awareness   and   community engagement

•     Execute day-to-day hotel routes assigned by the Business Development Manager

•     Complete hotel reports and dining logs

•     Execute  community  engagement  programs,  offsite  participation,  promotions  and other 
events to grow and engage audiences and followers

•     Work  in  conjunction  with  the  marketing  team  to  brainstorm,  develop  and  execute 
marketing  events,  promotional  materials,  and  marketing  campaigns  to  market  our different 
concepts to the appropriate audience

•     Collaborate with vendors to effectively execute marketing campaigns.

•     Manage in-coming partnership inquiries

•     Organize socials and events for Hospitality industry professionals to showcase the different 
brands

•     Work with Organizations around the city to build brand awareness, through off-site events

•     Proactively identifies opportunities to engage with target audiences

•     Ability to participate and work evenings & weekend events as needed.

•     Maintain a consistent system of documented reporting of impact and metrics.

•     Other responsibilities as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:

  • Attendance  &  Punctuality  -  Is  consistently  at  work  and  on  time;  Ensures  work 

responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

•     Business Acumen & Cost Consciousness - Understands financial implications of decisions;  
Demonstrates  knowledge  of  market  and  competition;  Aligns  work  with locations goals. 
Exhibits cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational 
resources

•     Guest Service - Manages difficult or emotional guest situations; Responds promptly to guest 
needs; Solicits guest feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; 
Meets commitments.

•     Dependability  -  Follows  instructions,  responds  to  management  direction;  Takes 
responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when  necessary  
to  reach  goals.;  Completes  tasks  on  time  or  notifies  appropriate person with an alternate 
plan.

•     Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for  cultural 
 differences;  Educates  others  on  the  value  of  diversity;  Promotes  a harassment-free 
environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

•     Ethics & Judgement - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust  of  
others;  Works  with  integrity  and  ethically;  Upholds  organization  values. Displays  
willingness  to  make  decisions;  Exhibits  sound  and  accurate  judgment; Supports  and  
explains  reasoning  for  decisions;  Includes  appropriate  people  in decision-making process; 
Makes timely decisions.

•     Innovation   &   Adaptability   -   Displays   original   thinking   and   creativity;   
Meets challenges   with   resourcefulness;   Generates   suggestions   for   improving   work; 
Develops  innovative  approaches  and  ideas;  Presents  ideas  and  information  in  a manner  
that  gets  others'  attention.  Adapts  to  changes  in  the  work  environment; Manages competing 
demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, 
delays, or unexpected events.

•     Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform 
well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from  others;  
Displays  passion  and  optimism;  Inspires  respect  and  trust;  Provides vision and inspiration 
to peers and subordinates.

•     Motivation  &  Initiative  -  Sets  and  achieves  challenging  goals;  Demonstrates 
persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated 
risks to accomplish goals.  Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks  increased  
responsibilities;  Takes  independent  actions  and  calculated  risks; Looks  for  and  takes  
advantage  of  opportunities;  Asks  for  and  offers  help  when needed.

•     Oral  Communication  -  Speaks  clearly  and  persuasively  in  positive  or  negative 
situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group 
presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

•     Organizational    Support    -    Follows    policies    and    procedures;    Completes 
administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits 
organization through outside activities;

•     Planning & Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans 
for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their 
tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

•     Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes 
information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving 
situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

•     Professionalism  -  Approaches  others  in  a  tactful  manner;  Reacts  well  under                                                                                                                                                          pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; 
Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Focuses on solving 
conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps 
emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

•     Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote 
quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

•     Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase 
productivity; Works quickly.

•     Safety  and  Security  -  Observes  safety  and  security  procedures;  Determines 
appropriate  action  beyond  guidelines;  Reports  potentially  unsafe  conditions;  Uses equipment 
and materials properly.

•     Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness 
to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts 
success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and  group  commitments  to  goals  and  
objectives;  Supports  everyone's  efforts  to succeed.

•     Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development  
opportunities;  Strives  to  continuously  build  knowledge  and  skills; Shares expertise with 
others.

•     Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and 
grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and 
interpret written information.

Qualifications

To  perform  this  job  successfully,  an  individual  must  be  able  to  perform  each  essential 
 duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, 
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with 
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree  (B.A.)  from  four  (4)  year  college  or  university;  or  one  to  two  years 
 related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability  to  read,  analyze,  and  interpret  general  business  periodicals,  professional  
journals, technical   procedures,   or   governmental   regulations.   Ability   to   write   
reports,   business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present 
information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, guests, and the general 
public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common 
fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar 
graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations 
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished 
in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish 
facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical 
instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member 
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made 
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the team member is regularly required to stand; walk; use 
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk 
or hear and taste or smell. The team member is occasionally required to sit for extended periods of 
time. The team member must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently move up to 50  
pounds.   Specific  vision  abilities  required  by  this  job  include  close  vision,  distance  
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member 
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be 
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the team member is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid 
conditions; outside weather conditions including the heat.  The noise level in the work environment is                                                                                                                                  usually moderate.

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts

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New Orleans, LA
70130 USA