Compass Group, North America CATERING SALES MANAGER SENIOR in Washington/Metro, Switzerland, Virginia, District Of Columbia

CATERING SALES MANAGER SENIOR 11/30/16District of Columbia-Washington/Metro, Maryland-Anne Arundel County, Maryland-Bethesda, Maryland-...

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Job ID: AK11301669708Great People. Real Opportunities.Description:

Become part ofRestaurant Associates, a name that has been synonymous with exciting restaurant concepts and high quality foodservice for over half a century. RA is a leader in the foodservice industry for some of the nation's premier museums, performing arts centers and corporate accounts. Restaurant Associates’ commitment to upscale dining has led the way to develop successful culinary programs. If you share our belief in the value of delivering Superior Quality Food and Delivery Hospitality Excellence, we invite you to learn more about Restaurant Associates’ dynamic select team of professionals. Come share your talents with one of the nations’ fastest-growing, multi-million dollar organizations.

Location: Washington DC

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train and develop managers, and is actively involved in the development of service techniques, menu presentation, policies and procedures

  • Additional responsibilities include the reporting of operating statements, reports, and operational budgets, and review of the collection of receivables

  • Responsible for all catering activities, books, plans & directed functions

  • Responsible for creating proposals, contracts and banquet event orders

  • Performs related duties and special projects as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree is preferred or equivalent professional experience

  • Proven track record for meeting sales goals

  • Strong knowledge of current food, industry trends and fine dining points of service

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in hospitality industry including 2 years experience in catering sales

  • Supervisory, scheduling, training and coaching skills

  • Ability to assess client requirements and deliver ensuring client satisfaction

  • Must be able to write menu proposals in consultation with chefs

  • Prepare and monitor budgets; financial targets and forecasts

  • The ability to supervise food preparation, service and clean up is also essential

  • Maintain local clients database and build and maintain relationship with new vendors

  • Knowledge of A/V equipment with the ability to set up and break down for events.

  • Superior quantitative, oral and written communications and problem-solving/strategizing skills

  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills, flexible and adaptable to constant changes and must possess

  • attention to detail

  • Excellent overall computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint

  • Proactive mindset and able to remain calm under pressure to anticipate and support changes in our business.

  • Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior

  • Exceptional client relations and customer service abilities

  • Ensure all safety and sanitation procedures are followed in compliance with HACCP

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Career LevelManagement (Manager/Director), Mid Career (2+ Years Experience)SectorPremier Hospitality, Restaurant AssociatesAreas of InterestFoodservice - Business/Corporate DiningEducationBachelor's DegreeLocaleDistrict of Columbia-Washington/Metro, Switzerland, Virginia-Alexandria, Maryland-Columbia, Maryland-Bethesda, Maryland-Anne Arundel County, Virginia-Fairfax, Maryland-Prince George's County, Virginia-McLean/Arlington, Maryland-Montgomery County, Maryland-Frederick/HagerstownPreferred LanguageEnglish