Catering Sales Manager – Upscale Well Known Restaurant Concept

JN -042018-1887
Chicago Metro Area, Illinois

Our Client a prestigious restaurant group is opening a new location in the western suburbs and is seeking a goal driven Catering Sales Manager. The Catering Sales Manager will be responsible for the sales, execution and cultivation of both social and corporate clients. The Catering Sales Manager will work directly with clients on events as well as being involved in the local community to develop long lasting business relationships.

Additionally the Catering Sales Manager will be responsible for inventory, help in controlling costs of goods, guest relations, and training and the development of their team. 

The IDEAL candidates must have these traits:

  • Upscale Casual Management experience with a chef driven, scratch kitchen conce​pt, with steakhouse or fine dining in your background
  • You are the liaison between the client and the organization, you have a taking care of business attitude for your client and the restaurant
  • Ability to be able to work with your team, ensuring flawless events 
  • Outgoing and professional demeanor – you exceed the guests expectations and feel comfortable interacting with them
  • Proven leadership skills – you are a coach, mentor and teacher who respects everyone on your team
  • Adaptable – you remain calm, you are focused and take direction from your superiors
  • Hospitable – you are warm, approachable and hospitable to everyone at all times
  • Hands on leader – you have the "do-whatever-it-takes" attitude to provide an exceptional customer experience
  • Good understanding of Catering Sales and the possible leads in the current market, with a West Suburban presence and knowledge
  • You can pound the pavement if necessary to increase revenue for the restaurant

The RIGHT candidates must have these qualifications:

  • At least three to five years of restaurant management and catering experience in a upscale dining environment
  • Ability to be able to recruit, schedule and help staff the events and parties
  • Above average computer skills including POS systems, spreadsheets, word processing, internet, email and social media
  • Ability to represent the company to and deal effectively with guests, vendors, media and other company contacts
  • Strong communications skills, including ability to convey ideas, give and take feedback
  • An Associate or Bachelor's Degree is a plus or at least be able to prove you have learned as much

The Catering Sales Manager will receive a competitive salary with bonus, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATED candidates should contact Ed Culleeney, Executive Recruiter, SHS or CLICK HERE

The mission of Strategic Hospitality Search (SHS) is to transform excellence-driven companies that deliver a high degree of service in food and beverage verticals such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, caterers, manufacturers, and distributors. The Illinois-based agency provides expert talent-acquisition for businesses nationwide. They empower leaders to achieve higher levels of success by solving cultural challenges such as recruiting exceptional talent; defining organizational purpose; improving employee retention, engagement, and performance; implementing impactful communication practices; and much more. SHS artfully helps you develop a more aligned work environment, resulting in increased profitability and amplified innovation. This is why leaders call on SHS When Talent Matters Most. To find out more, visit www.shs.jobs

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