Catering Sales Manager

Hilton Boston Downtown

Location: US - MA - Boston

Sep 27, 2017
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Company Info

Delivering Hospitality, Creating Value, Every Customer, Every Time

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most successful independent hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to making Davidson a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers. If you share our passion for delivering hospitality where details matter, apply today to join our team!

Established in 1974, Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a leader in the hospitality industry and a rapidly growing hotel company. We offer full service hospitality management, development, acquisition, accounting, and consulting expertise for the lodging industry. Our portfolio of hotels is focused on 3 and 4 star properties such as Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Renaissance, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt Regency, and impressive Independent and Select Service Hotels.

Property Info

The AAA Four Diamond Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall hotel is set in the heart of downtown Boston, just one block from Boston's Waterfront, ten minutes from Logan International Airport and 1.1 miles from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Nearby attractions include Faneuil Hall Marketplace / Quincy Market, the New England Aquarium, Boston Children's Museum and the TD Garden arena. There are many unique features and thoughtful amenities in our spacious guest rooms and two-room suites, each with high ceilings and crown molding. With over 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, this historic hotel in Boston makes the perfect location to host a business or social event. The 1,893 sq. ft. Kellogg Ballroom accommodates up to 150 guests for a reception and divides into three sections. Three fully equipped executive boardrooms are available for board meetings and 14 additional meeting rooms are ideal for any type of event. Dining options include Nix's Mate –a Boston restaurant that offers a wide variety of contemporary cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Position Info

The Event Sales Manager is responsible for selling and servicing events for in-house groups as well as outside clients. The primary focus is to sell Banquet Food and Beverage with other responsibilities including menu planning, agenda setting and hotel meeting services. Other duties will include reviewing contracts and facilitating communication before, during and post event with hotel staff to ensure a high level of service. The Catering Manager will also contribute to site inspections, maintaining strong customer relationships and working as a team member with the sales and catering staff.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and/or 2+ years of hotel sales experience.
• 1 year food and beverage experience.
• Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts.
• Developed business communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Understanding/knowledge of Microsoft office.
• Confident and professional appearance.
• Proactive sales approach, assertive and fast paced, driven to succeed.
• Understanding of market segment, competitor’s strengths, weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand.
• Time management skills. Being able to work on multiple projects with desired outcome for each.
• Creativity in designing events.

EOE/AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test, background check, and job assessment required.
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Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
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Hotel/Resort
Sales, F&B - Catering, F&B - Convention Services / Events