IHG Catering Sales Manager - Hotel Indigo - Los Angeles Downtown in Los Angeles, California

Description:

Do you see yourself as a Catering Sales Manager ?

What's your passion? Whether you're into travel, design or the latest in culinary adventure, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care, creativity and passion to their work, their craft, as they do their personal pursuits - people who will put our guest experience at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our savvy team of hotel professionals.

At Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown our team members are full of neighborhood knowledge; they know where to find the hidden gems worth exploring. That’s the Hotel Indigo DTLA way. When you’re part of the Hotel Indigo DTLA Team you’re more than just than just your work - you are part of the experience.

We thrive in celebrating – the individual talents, interests and dreams that make you who you are. The Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown is looking for people who are energetic, approachable and cultured with a sense of fun; always curious to discover more and to share inspired suggestions with our guests, with our partners and with each other.

This exciting position develops catering business and executes tactical sales plans strategy. As the Catering Sales Manager you will actively prospect and qualify new business while you negotiate guest room rates, meeting room rental, function space, and/or hotel services within approved booking guidelines, and produce and/or review all sales contracts, rate agreements, and/or banquet/catering event orders. This position will work closely with other hotel departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients while producing monthly sales-related reports and sales forecasts for assigned area of responsibility. You will arrange and conduct special events, site inspections, and off-site presentations for potential clients. Attend and represent hotel at trade shows and conventions and/or participate in sales trips to key feeder markets.

Qualifications

You need some College plus 1-2 years’ sales or marketing related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the operations of the hotel industry, hotel sales and/or catering preferred. Must have proven selling, negotiating and presentation skills. Highly developed customer service skills with strong attention to detail. Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook (Delphi experience preferred). The ability to delegate, effectively train and coach. Must be a dynamic, enthusiastic, creative leader who thrives under pressure and is able to perform multiple functions and troubleshoot when needed.

You need the ability to travel to attend workshops, trade-shows, conventions, etc. You must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card, as required by local or state government agency, is also necessary.

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.

Job: Hotel General Management

Location: CA-Los Angeles

Requisition ID: R134854