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Banquet Sales Manager / Event Coordinator

Company: Idlewild Country Club
Location: Flossmoor
Posted on: September 16, 2018

Job Description:

REPORTS TO : General Manager JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for proactively seeking new banquet bookings and develop quality leads to ensure growth of banquet business. Responsible for the management of all aspects of the banquet department functions and manage the day to day operations of the banquet facility. RESPONSIBILITIES: Booking all banquets and securing deposits Plan and execute all private party banquets and club events Develop and implement standards of service Negotiating contact terms for all private events Oversee all administration and operational aspects of preparing events services and billing Develop strong working relationships with vendors Forecast and establish budgets for banquet revenues Posses strong organizational and follow up skills Be extremely focused on providing exceptional customer service Excellent communication skills Possess a positive attitude Must be able to handle a fast-paced enviornment Hires, trains and manages banquet staff Display strong organizational and planning skills Lead by example Be a coach at all times developing staff Coordinate all events with Chef and other departments Working weekends, holidays, etc. is requires Participate in weekly staff meetings Achieve maximum profitability and over all success by controlling costs and quality of service Control of banquet china, cutlery, glassware, linen, and equipment Follow-up each function by completing an internal P&L/critique Quality of room set-up Maintain well documented, accurate, organized and up-to-date file management system Develop/maintain knowledge of market trends and competition Responsible for internet prospecting/marketing Possess negotiating skills and creative selling abilities to close on business Hands-on professional with a passion to motivate others and a willingness to personally demonstrate a successful method of selling beyond goals and expectations Maximize revenue by up-selling packages and creative food & beverage Develop and maintain relationships with members and clients to produce repeat business Must be able to represent the club in a professional manner including appearance, communication, and attitude Develop an ongoing professional relationship with the membership of the country club SKILLS & PREREQUISITES: A courteous, polite and well-spoken professional who is highly efficient and has excellent organizational skills and possess good team spirit. Should have a passion for providing the highest standards of service. Must have the ability to promote new bookings, and maximize sales opportunities at all times. 2+ years' experience in customer service role 2+ years' experience in management position preferred Strong communication skills Advanced computer skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills COMPENSATION: Salary based on experience plus incentives.

Keywords: Idlewild Country Club, Chicago, Banquet Sales Manager / Event Coordinator, Executive, Flossmoor, Illinois

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