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Director of Special Events - Fine Dining Venue

Hospitality Staffers Burbank, CA
  • Expired: 25 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Director of Special Events is responsible for all banquet functions from orientation to execution, including the delegation of responsibilities to his/her catering sales staff. He/she also supports the General Manager by completing task as directed.

Job Duties:

  • Manages the property's reactive and proactive catering sales efforts
  • Develops and implements sales strategies to achieve maximum revenue
  • Builds local client base through sales calls, prospecting, networking, referrals
  • Responds to customer inquiries and develops customers independently
  • Coaches the sales team on interpersonal communication skills and sales tactics
  • Promotes restaurant though local networking and organizations
  • Approves and negotiates contracts for catering sales team
  • Analyzes competition to maintain competitiveness and right pricing
  • Responsible for the financial performance of the department verifying that the team maximizes revenue opportunities by up-selling and implementation of other best revenue generating practices
  • Prepares all monthly reports for support center including accurate sales forecasts and booking reports
  • Achieves or exceeds booking goals and budgets for self and team
  • Establishes team and individual sales goals
  • Ensure successful events that meet both the client needs and company’s profitability guidelines
  • Communicates all relevant information to appropriate departments in a timely fashion and in a detailed manner
  • Ensures team sells products and services that the operations team has the ability to successfully execute
  • Responds in a timely manner to customer issues and resolves complaints
  • Maintains effective communication, direction, support, timely feedback and recognition of performance
  • Provides support and coaching to team members to drive high levels of performance, job satisfaction, and personal growth
  • Celebrate team success
  • Creates sales activity expectation


  • 5 years of progressive, strong sales experience with a catering company, full service hotel or restaurant
  • Experience managing a Catering Sales Department team
  • Strong catering sales and event planning experience with revenues over $5 million a must
  • College Degree
  • Experience in accurate forecasting, and preparation of sales plans and financial reports

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Highly skilled in sales
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with a strong emphasis on accuracy.
  • Strong PC skills with a working knowledge of including but not limited to MS Excel, MS Word, MS Office, and Outlook.
  • Highly organized and creative
  • Work with fluctuating schedule based on departmental requirements.
  • Observe all Polices and Procedures.
  • Must be able to create and maintain a team atmosphere with in the department and ensure that employees are appropriately trained and have an adequate work load.

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Burbank, CA