Catering Sales Manager - The Willard InterContinental Washington

Hotels Clubs and Spas
Food and Beverage Service
Department Head
Americas North and South
Salary Description:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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Do you see yourself as an Catering Sales Manager ?

What's your passion? Whether you're into fishing, theater or just playing with the kids, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional teamThis role assists with implementation of catering sales and marketing strategies, and serves as Catering Director in his/her absence.

An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors. The hotel's 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the Café du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining. There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings. The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.

You will assist in the management of day-to-day operations and assignments of Catering staff, plan and organize work, communicate goals, and schedule/assign workand ensure all staff is properly trained and have the tools and information needed to effectively carry out their job functions. This role will establish a client base of social catering business through direct outside sales efforts for the purpose of securing business for the hotel. You will negotiate food and beverage prices, function space, and hotel services within approved departmental booking guidelines. You will help clients with menu planning, food and beverage coordination, table arrangements, decoration options, etc and arrange all details of events while coordinating with other hotel-level departments to facilitate contracted services. You will plan and conduct pre-event and post-event meeting with clients, guests, and catering staff as needed.<br><br> Requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in marketing, or related field or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 years experience in a catering setting or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience with direct supervisory experience over a sales/catering team preferred. Y ou must be able to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc. and may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
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.

Contact Details:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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