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Come join our team at The Logan!
Position: Senior Catering Sales Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Why Us: American freedom gained its foothold in Philadelphia – a fiercely independent spirit that remained to infuse its commerce, its culture, and its people. At the intersection of it all – the very vibrant Logan Square, now anchored by its newly-namesake hotel, The Logan. The Logan inspires with a lively urbane flair and luxe aesthetic—a modern hotel designed as the beating heart of the city it calls home. The hotel makes a grand first impression—with its own collection of artworks, its subdued brand of stellar service, its unassuming luxury, and its warm and neighborly welcome. Confident and sophisticated, with an artful point of view.
Our associates understand the needs and wants of our guests and can address them without hesitation. They create a personalized experience for each person who visits The Logan and support one another in doing so. If you have a passion for pleasing others, a get it done mentality, and are looking for an opportunity to make a difference every day by enriching the lives of others, The Logan Hotel may be for you.
We are currently seeking a Senior Catering Sales Manager to join our amazing team!
Job Title: Senior Catering Sales Manager
Location Name: The Logan - Philadelphia's Hotel
EEO Statement: We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Posting Overview: The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for the development, planning and performance of all sales duties of their assigned market. Exempt manager must spend more than 50% of their time outside directly selling. Successfully negotiates and closes sales that maximize space use and achieves sales goals. Listen to guests needs, analyzes information and create custom proposals that exceed customer expectations. Establishes positive work relationships with management across departments and throughout the hotel to ensure seamless transitions occur and positive memorable experiences are created.
Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Compassion: Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Knowledge/Skills: Requires thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the catering, food and beverage, menu development and pricing. Requires knowledge of the hotel's policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines. Requires ability to investigate and analyze current activities and/or information involving readily available data and indicating logical conclusions and recommendations. Must possess communication skills in terms of the ability to negotiate, convince, sell and influence professionals and/or hotel guests. Ability to drive to outside sales calls. Excellent hearing required for verbal interaction with guests and associates. Excellent vision required for viewing set-ups. Excellent speech communication skills required for verbal interaction with guests and associates.
Excellent comprehension and literacy required to develop marketing plan, create menus and programs, etc.
Abilities: Lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying - tables, chairs, boxes (50 lb. maximum) occasionally. Bending/kneeling - taping down cords, skirting tables, picking up floor after function, occasionally. Mobility - ability to service clients on a moments notice, variable distances. Continuous standing - function observation, client site inspections (one hour minimum to four hours maximum). Climbing - up to 55 steps, 3-5% of 10 hours. Driving - distance varies for sales calls (approximately 20%).
Education/Formal Training: More than two years of post-high school education
Experience: Experience required by position is from one to two full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Material/Equipment Used: Proficient use of business equipment, systems, and applications
Environment: Work inside 70% of 10 hour day; outside 30% of 10 hour day.
Position Type: Full Time - Regular
Address 1: The Logan, 1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA