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Senior Catering Sales Manager- Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Location:
US - IL - Chicago
Date Posted:
12/1/16 2:30 PM
Company Name:
Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts
Recognized as one of the Best Hotels in the World and in Chicago with the Top Hotel Spa in the United States, the AAA-Five-Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago is nestled in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood among the famed Oak Street retailers and beach, Rush Street restaurants and nightlife, and The Magnificent Mile. Reminiscent of the grand Parisian hotels of the 1920s, this luxury hotel features 215 guest rooms and suites; 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, plus private dining rooms.

A Senior Catering Manager with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for developing market segments and soliciting new customers to purchase food and beverage and utilize event facilities in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.

What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand?

What began with the world's most iconic hotel is now the world's most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exceptional destinations around the globe, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts reflect the culture and history of their extraordinary locations, as well as the rich legacy of Waldorf Astoria. Simply stated, Waldorf Astoria embodies timeless elegance.

We are bringing that legacy to life every day, with fresh, modern expressions of the essence of Waldorf Astoria. We are providing guests the exceptional environments and the personalized attention that are the source of those unforgettable moments that create a singular experience.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands. For more information visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

If you understand the value of providing guests with an exceptional environment and personalized attention, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Team Member with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

What will I be doing?

As a Senior Catering Manager, you would be responsible for developing market segments and soliciting new customers to purchase food and beverage and utilize event facilities in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

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Develop market segments and solicit new customer relationships while maintaining existing relationships
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Conduct conferences and external sales presentations to groups and prospective customers to solicit, explain, negotiate and secure group and local catering business
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Host and entertain clients and maintain client accounts
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Conduct property tours and participate in trade shows, industry and community events to promote facilities and services
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Negotiate services and prices to maximize revenue and profitability
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Assist the Director in the management of the department, as needed


Hilton World Wide Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton Worldwide has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton Worldwide remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

H Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.

I Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.

L Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.

T Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.

O Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.

N Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes in our Team Members:

  • Living the Values

  • Quality

  • Productivity

  • Dependability

  • Customer Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Adaptability


What benefits will I receive?

Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and, depending upon eligibility, a vacation or Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit. You will instantly have access to our unique benefits such as the Team Member and Family Travel Program, which provides reduced hotel room rates at many of our hotels for you and your family, plus discounts on products and services offered by Hilton Worldwide and its partners. After 90 days you may enroll in Hilton Worldwide's Health & Welfare benefit plans, depending on eligibility. Hilton Worldwide also offers eligible team members a 401K Savings Plan, as well as Employee Assistance and Educational Assistance Programs. We look forward to reviewing with you the specific benefits you would receive as a Hilton Worldwide Team Member. The above information is provided as a highlight of the major benefits offered to most full-time team members in the United States. All benefits listed may not be offered at all locations. This is not a summary plan description or official plan document.

Job Categories
F&B - Banquets
Property
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Entry Level Position
No