Senior Catering Sales Manager At more than 80 award-winning properties worldwide The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen create experiences so exceptional that long after a guest stays with us the experience stays with them. As the premier worldwide provider of luxury experiences we set the standard for rare and special luxury service the world over. We invite you to explore The Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner located at 1700 Tysons Blvd McLean Virginia 22102 currently has the following opportunity Senior Catering Sales Manager (19079102) Responsible for proactively soliciting group catering business. The position is accountable for handling large group or other customer segments related to opportunities with significant revenue potential. Actively up-sells each business opportunity to maximize revenue for individual properties. Aligns customer profile with the appropriate product. Achieves personal and team related revenue goals. Verifies that business is turned over properly and in a timely fashion for proper service delivery in accordance with brand standards of excellence. Creates opportunities to grow the account base through customer interactions. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration Marketing Hotel and Restaurant Management or related major 5 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area. OR 4-year bachelor s degree in Business Administration Marketing Hotel and Restaurant Management or related major 3 years of experience in sales and marketing or related professional area. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Understanding Market Opportunities & Driving Revenue Targets group catering accounts markets or segments with heavy emphasis on proactive solicitation and account saturation. Partners with group catering colleagues to effectively manage business opportunities. Responds to and manages larger and more complex incoming group catering opportunities for the property. Identifies qualifies and solicits new group catering business to achieve personal and property revenue goals. Focuses efforts on group catering accounts with significant potential sales revenue. Develops effective group catering sales plans and actions. Works with partners to develop creative ideas and proposals for group catering events. Maximizes revenue by upselling packages and creative food and beverage. Understands the overall market - competitors strengths and weaknesses economic trends supply and demand etc. and knows how to sell against them. Closes the best opportunities based on market conditions and individual property needs. Uses negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business and negotiate contracts. Handles complex business with significant revenue potential as well as significant customer expectations. Building Successful Relationships Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new customers to enable future bookings. Activities include sales calls entertainment FAM trips trade shows etc. Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for group catering sales opportunities. Provides excellent customer service in order to grow share of the account. Manages and develops relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Uses sales resources and administrative support staff. Additional Responsibilities Utilizes intranet for resources and information. Participates in site visits. Develops and facilitate execution of contracts as required. Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g. generating proposal writing contract customer correspondence). Executes brand s Customer Service Standards and property s Brand Standards through the sales process. We invite you to learn more about this position and apply at s jobs.marriott.com marriott jobs 19079102 %3Flang en-us Connect with us on social media to keep up to date on The Ritz-Carlton news learn more about our culture and engage with the Careers team on Facebook. Marriott Careers on FacebookThe Ritz Carlton on LinkedInJoin The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen. The Art and Soul of Hospitality. The Ritz-Carlton is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. The Ritz-Carlton does not discriminate on the basis of disability veteran status or any other basis protected under federal state or local laws. size> -
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