Event Sales Manager

Berkeley Heights Embassy Suites

Location: US - NJ - Berkeley Heights

Oct 26, 2017
Berkeley Heights Embassy Suites
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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

Brand-new urban oasis all-suite hotel set amidst the rolling hills of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Property features 176 suites each decorated with an Americana style in mind and over 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space including a 2,400 square foot Solarium and 5,300 square foot Ballroom. We also have the Grove at Connell Center a beautiful park that is close to the hotel and great for weddings, picnics, corporate retreats, and other special events, or just relaxing after a long day of meetings. The hotel will have a full-service Starbucks with a one of a kind vintage library lounge perfect for enjoying coffee brewed with Starbucks’ finest reserve beans. Property features an indoor saltwater pool and 24 hour Fitness Center with state of the art equipment. All overnight guests will receive free cooked-to-order breakfast and enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks at our nightly Evening Reception. Our restaurant, Grain & Cane is a progressive American brasserie, offering a simple approach to chef inspired east coast cuisine focused on execution. G&C’s concept celebrates quality ingredients transformed into simply prepared dishes with a creative edge. Grain & Cane has the feel of your neighborhood restaurant but offers food with enough depth to fulfill cravings at many levels. In addition, the G&C GastroTruck, gives us the opportunity to take our culinary experience from the table to the streets.

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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