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Catering Event Sales Manager (Full-time) | InterContinental Miami Downtown

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels
Location: United States, Florida, Miami

Hotel: InterContinental - Miami (MIAHA)

Job number: R194450


About Us

As the world's largest family of luxury hotels, we all take great pride in being genuine ambassadors of the InterContinental® brand. Shaped by decades of international know-how and local insights, our passion for luxury travel spans cultures and customs. Inspiring us to create warm and sophisticated experiences for those seeking a richer perspective on the world.

At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts® we want our guests to feel special, cosmopolitan and In the Know which means we need you to:

  • Be charming by being approachable, having confidence and showing respect.
  • Stay in the moment by understanding and anticipating guests’ needs, being attentive and taking ownership
    of getting things done.
  • Make it memorable by being knowledgeable, sharing stories and showing your style to create moments that make people feel special.

A Shining Star Among Downtown Miami Hotels, the InterContinental Miami features the city's premier accommodations, convention, and meeting facilities. Overlooking sparkling Biscayne Bay, we provide a secure, inviting environment in a well-established area of the city. Priding ourselves on being ONE GREAT TEAM, sixth year in a row honored one of the TOP WORKPLACES of South Florida by the Sun Sentinel.




Your day to day

As the Catering Event Sales Manager you will develop business through direct sales solicitation; secure new accounts, maintain existing accounts and execute tactical sales plans strategy to maximize the profitability of the hotel while maintaining guest satisfaction. Oversee client functions to ensure customer satisfaction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establish client base of individuals, organizations, associations, social, and/or corporate businesses through direct outside and inside sales efforts to secure business for the hotel to ensure that catering revenue goals are met or exceeded. Actively prospect and qualify new business.

Negotiate guest room rates, meeting room rental, function space, and/or hotel services within approved booking guidelines. Accurately produce and/or review all sales contracts, rate agreements, and/or banquet/catering event orders.

Monitor and handle inquiry calls and provide client proposals in accordance with established
departmental policies and procedures

Work closely with other hotel departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients. Disseminate sales-related information to other departments as appropriate.

Check function room set ups prior to guest arrival, ensuring all details are in agreement with client’s requirements and hotels standards. Ensure deficiencies are corrected by appropriate personnel.

Welcome group contact upon arrival at function and ensure guest satisfaction.

Monitor and ensure all functions are set up, refreshed, and broken down in compliance with scheduled times and departmental procedures.

Arrange and conduct special events, site inspections, and off-site presentations for potential clients. Entertain clients in accordance with established company and hotel policies and guidelines.

Maintain client files and update information daily in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Produce monthly sales-related reports and sales forecasts for assigned area of responsibility.

Attend and represent hotel at trade shows and conventions and/or participate in sales trips to key feeder markets.

Follow up with guests regularly during and after departure to ensure satisfaction and
secure future bookings.

Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Key departmental contacts include all hotel departments.

Interact with outside contacts:
o Guests – to ensure their total satisfaction
o Airlines, wholesalers, corporate accounts, travel agencies, ad agencies, etc. – to ensure repeat business, follow up on events, and generate new business
o Other contacts as needed (Professional organizations, community groups)

May assist in developing and implement sales actions plan as assigned. May also participate in the annual budgeting and planning process.

May assist client in menu planning. May coordinate food, beverage, table arrangements and decorations with Banquet Department.

Perform other duties as assigned.




What we need from you

Some College plus 1-2 years sales or catering related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of hotel and food & beverage operations preferred. Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred.
This job requires ability to perform the following:

Frequently standing up or moving within and outside of the facility

Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 25 pounds

Handling objects

Bending, stooping, kneeling

Other:
Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated ability to interact with guests, employees and third parties that reflects highly on the hotel, the brand and the Company.

Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when completing paperwork and management reports, interpreting results, giving and receiving instructions, and training

Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently.

Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often.

Ability to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc.

May require a valid Driver’s License.

May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.




What we offer

In return we will give you a competitive financial, bonus and benefits package which includes healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities/ Females/ Veterans/ Disabled 

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