Sage Restaurant Group Social Catering Sales Manager in Chicago, Illinois
We are a passionate, successful and inspiring sales team representing The Blackstone, where epic history meets a clever, contemporary attitude. We believe in curating unique experiences for our guests while recognizing that our teammates are our most important assets. Our goal is to be the hotel of choice for employment as well as today’s discerning traveler.
Social Catering Sales Manager
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.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for a unique individual who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our clients and an impact on the Chicago hospitality scene. The Social Catering Sales Manager should have a positive outlook and a passion for Wedding and event planning.
Our new team member should be a leader and a team player not only outside of the office walls but also inside as we work closely with other departments to inspire our clients and guest.
To maximize revenue, profit, and market share associated with function space. Position has overall responsibility for managing sales, planning, soliciting and managing the Wedding and SMERF markets.
CUSTOMER SERVICE FOCUS
To support Sage’s Vision of being recognized by our customers as the best in our business through ensuring a culture that “makes the ordinary extraordinary!” You should champion this culture in every touch point of our business from our associates, guests, owners and communities. The service and courtesy you extend and promote on a daily basis will ensure a healthy and productive culture of serving others with excellence.
Proficient in position required job skills and knowledge. Intelligent in grasping and integrating new information. Is an active learner with a strong sense of curiosity. Has natural instincts and insight for finding the best solution to unclear situations, issues and problems. Considers multiples resources and methods for analyzing problems. Makes great decisions.
Is effective in prioritizing work; consistently manages time and processes to create maximum efficiency with minimum disruption or redundancy. Is time sensitive, understands how work and processes fit in with other departmental or business priorities and objectives. Is able to adjust work to accommodate expected and unexpected changes. Is able to gauge progress with respect to overall impact and results.
Can think and act independently with confidence. Has personal fortitude and integrity when faced with challenges.
Energy & Drive
Energetic and takes initiative. Is pro-active and persistent in pursuing and completing tasks. Strives to exceed expectations and goals.
Personal & Interpersonal Skills
Welcoming and warm personality. Able to engage easily and actively connect with others. Is genuinely caring and compassionate; visibly demonstrates desire to understand others. Creates confidence and trust with others, is socially aware of self and others and is known for communicating the right message at the right time. Utilizes a variety of approaches and communication techniques tailored to each situation. Is comfortable in conversing with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and at all organizational levels. Is direct yet tactful and considerate of audience. Positively accepts and provides feedback.
Requires knowledge of sales techniques.
Knowledge with all Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work calmly in a fast-paced, sometimes high pressure environment.
Hearing required for telephone inquiries and client and associate handling.
Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required while filing, Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel and building locations to assist clients.
Requires sitting most of the time, but does entail walking, standing and carrying of up to 15 pounds short distances.
Requires a significant amount of repetitive motion for keyboarding.
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Two years minimum in previous sales and/or hospitality organization.
Basic office equipment and materials
General office and hotel environment. Working under fluorescent lighting.
Full Time - Regular