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Catering Sales Manager @ Northern Arizona University

Sodexo Live!
Flagstaff, AZ
  • Posted: May 26, 2022
  • Full-Time
Job Listing: Catering Sales Manager

Nothing beats the power of being at a live event. That's why we're proud to announce the launch of Sodexo Live!, our brand dedicated to the sports, events and hospitality industry. We concentrate all our skills, insight, and experience into one brand that instinctively knows how to make the most of every moment. Let's go Live! together.

Location: We are seeking an experienced Catering Sales Manager for the North Arizona University; High Country Conference Center.

Principal Function:

The Catering Sales Manager will be directly responsible for creating unique dining experiences by directing, selling, up-selling and actively participating in the planning and production of catered functions. Working closely with clients, as well as with the sales, culinary and operations staff, they are responsible for ensuring that events are coordinated and executed smoothly and in accordance with all client expectations and specifications.

The Catering Sales Manager will focus on the development, implementation and measurement of the revenue objectives contained within the unit's annual marketing plan. He or she will manage their sales production and sales activities to meet revenue objectives and attain the top line financial forecast. This includes developing sales with existing business (forecasted group/local business) and executing strategies to develop new business.

The Catering Sales Manager will support the sales, contracting and planning for events according to anticipated attendance and will provide oversight in the areas of pre planning prior to turning events over to the F&B operations team to manage events.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Maximize Sodexo Live!'s catering revenue through creative sales techniques and customer focus.
  • Provide leadership and direction to operations staff.
  • Contribute to goal of making Sodexo Live! #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choice through personal commitment and leading by example.

Qualifications/Skills:
  • Preferred experience bachelor's degree in business, hotel/restaurant management or a related field, and/or appropriate combination of education and experience to support on the job effectiveness.
  • 2-3 years of hotel or food and beverage sales experience or 3-5 years general sales experience.
  • Prior experience in a similar venue with more than $2M in food and beverage sales.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen; P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of food and wine for menu development.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of food and beverage financials, operations procedures, controls, and administration, as well as awareness and ability to perform all sales-related functions.
  • Solid and proven track record for sales success.
  • Tech savvy, with high proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and, on several tasks, /projects simultaneously, and who can contribute to all functional areas of the business.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.

Other Requirements:
  • Able to work effectively and safely while subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly quartered environment.

Hours Monday - Friday.

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo Live!. While only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted, your resume will remain on file for 90 days.

Sodexo Live! is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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Flagstaff, AZ
86001 USA

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Food

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