Sales and Catering Manager

Posted Date 4 days ago(10/15/2021 1:49 PM)
ID
2021-31761
Type
Regular Full-Time
Property Name
The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
Location
106 Mills Ave. El Paso Texas 79901 US

Overview

Opportunity: Sales and Catering Manager

 

To support HHM’s vision of being recognized by our customers as the best in our business through ensuring a culture based on our five values.  Our five values serve as a daily compass and will continue to guide our growth into the future.

 

Potential Career Path   

Property Director of Sales – Area Director of Sales - Regional Director of Sales 

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage accounts to achieve guest satisfaction and to solicit past and new business ensuring all revenue goals are achieved or exceeded.
  • Proactive solicitation of group and catering segments.
  • Promptly and effectively responds to telephone inquiries and email inquiries.
  • Understands the overall market: (Competitors’ SWOT, economic trends, supply and demand etc).
  • Uses negotiating skills and creative selling to close on business and negotiate contracts.
  • Conducts site inspections including walk-in requests. 
  • Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., all customer correspondence generating group resume for internal distribution, ensure billing accuracy, etc).
  • Interacts with in-house guests to uncover future opportunities and potential referrals.
  • Handles guest concerns and obstacles.
  • Plays an active role in industry affiliations
  • Use professional sales techniques to negotiate the best possible terms and conditions that satisfy customer (internal and external) requirements.
  • Manage accounts ensuring pertinent aspects of solicitation and closing are complete and documented.
  • Coordinate various departments' participation in servicing accounts.
  • Maintain hotel relationships with key accounts to increase customer satisfaction and account revenue.
  • Develop and conduct persuasive verbal sales presentations to prospective clients.
  • Articulate and leverage the benefits of the hotel to close sales opportunities.
  • Travel locally to conduct outside calls, promote the hotel ,and review competition.
  • Represent hotel at trade shows and industry events.
  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Position Requirements

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Hospitality or related industry preferred.
  • Proven track record in catering and banquet sales required.

Work Environment and Context

  • Work schedule varies and may include working on holidays and weekends.
  • Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 25 pounds, bending and reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

What We Believe

 

People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It

About Us

 

HHM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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