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Hotel. Casino. Private Club. Resort. Vacation Club. Restaurant.

Senior Catering Sales Manager

Chicago, IL 60601

Posted: 04/27/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1965931 Salary: 90k/year - 130k/year State/Province: IL

Job Description


Senior Catering Sales Manager



Our Establishment is renowned for its prestigious history and commitment to excellence, and is on the lookout for an experienced Senior Catering Sales Manager to bolster our esteemed sales team.


This pivotal role is designed for an individual who brings a wealth of knowledge and a minimum of five years in high-end hotel or catering sales management, with a particular focus on weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events. The successful candidate will be highly organized, engaging, and passionate, equipped with superior communication skills both in writing and orally. Creativity and meticulous attention to detail are also essential attributes.


Our organization prides itself on years of unparalleled experience in the hospitality industry, working alongside a dedicated and vibrant Food & Beverage (F&B) team. This is an exceptional opportunity to reach your professional zenith among some of Chicago's finest F&B professionals. We provide an attractive package that includes a competitive salary, comprehensive healthcare benefits, a retirement savings plan with company match, complimentary meals, and paid time off.


Compensation:


Salary: $90K - $130K based on experience

Bonus: 1.5% of Actualized Bookings

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and PTO



The role demands:

  • Proactive engagement in identifying and pursuing potential sales opportunities with strategic sales planning and execution.
  • A thorough understanding and management of the sales cycle, ensuring revenue targets are met.
  • Comprehensive planning and detailing of the sales process, overseeing functions from inception to completion.
  • Staying abreast of market trends to maintain a competitive edge.
  • Cultivating and maintaining robust client relationships through exemplary service and integrity.



Requirements for the position include:

  • Exceptional networking capabilities and client relationship management skills, coupled with a deep understanding of the local catering market, including wedding, social, and corporate sectors.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced office and venue environment, managing multiple tasks efficiently and executing all catering events flawlessly.
  • Proficiency in Delphi software and expert-level skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Availability for a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends, tailored to business demands.
  • A proactive approach to planning and execution, coupled with an expert knowledge of food, beverage, and service standards.


This opportunity isn't just a job, but a career pathway in an environment that values heritage, professionalism, and a commitment to service excellence. If you have a fervent passion for the food and beverage industry and aspire to lead in a landmark setting, we invite you to join us in this exciting venture.



If Interested please send your resume to jay@geckohospitality.com


Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Bush

Jay Bush understands hospitality in a holistic way because his career arc has been both broad and deep. With over 35 years of award-winning experiences in country clubs, restaurants and hotels, Jay has done world-class work in almost every role.

Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality Mr. Bush served as General Manager, Regional General Manager, AGM, Food & Beverage Director, Regional Director of Food & Beverage, Director of Restaurants, Restaurant Manager, Beverage Manager and Director of Housekeeping with Marriott, Hilton, HEI and John Q. Hammons. These properties ranged from 105 to 1229 rooms located at airports, in the suburb and  prestigious downtown locations with 4500-105,000 square feet of meeting space.

On many occasions, Mr. Bush has been recognized for his leadership accomplishments with sustainability while in Houston and volunteering with the Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Taping for the Blind and Helping a Hero Foundation.

Mr. Bush has been married to his wife Debra for 24 years and has two beautiful girls Xaja & Saxja. Jay is a die hard Oregon Duck fan as he grew up in Eugene and latched on to the Dallas Cowboys at an early age. He attended both Washington State University and the University of Oregon.

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