Our client, an International Luxury Hotel Chain in Nairobi, is looking to recruit a Catering & Events Coordinator.
He/she will be responsible for maximizing group and event sales revenues by soliciting new accounts, replying to all incoming inquiries and sending out proposals and information in a timely manner and ensuring guest satisfaction during events in house.
The suitable candidate will also act as a liaison between client / meeting planner and hotel operations as well as coordinate with other departments to execute the meeting and events with highest guest satisfaction.
- Coordinate catering sales and works closely with the sales team.
- Coordinates all catering, group sales, conference services and the banquet activities of the hotel ensure customer satisfaction.
- Responsible for determining client space rental, service needs and negotiating space rentals/service contracts with potential clients.
- Ensures all catering, meeting and event inquiries are entered into opera sales & catering in a timely manner to ensure accurate forecasting and effective communication of events to relevant departments.
- Oversee all assigned groups, functions and events when they are in-house to ensure maximum guest satisfaction.
- Assist in forecasting, budget planning and event marketing, for the department in conjunction with the director of sales and marketing.
- Conduct site inspections and invite clients to the hotel to build a rapport.
- Solicits and follows up on new and existing accounts to meet/exceed revenue goals through telephone solicitation, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication.
- Prepares correspondence to customers, internal booking reports and file maintenance.
- Participates in daily business review meeting, pre-convention meetings, training and other catering sales related meetings as required.
- Works with other departments within the hotel to provide quality service to customers.
- Reports on conference and event activities and results and monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts.
- Furnishes sales monthly reports on a timely basis.
- Resolves booking conflict based on group importance, revenue potential, alternate dates.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by the director of sales & marketing.
- Minimum education of Bachelor degree in business administration, marketing or relevant discipline.
- Minimum of 3 to 5 years catering or sales experience in a similar capacity, probably in a 5 star class environment.
- Full understanding of the luxury hotel market.
- Have a positive attitude toward challenges and the drive to excel.
- Possess professional disposition with excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh. 45,000 - 50,000/= (Approx. 450 - 500 USD) depending on experience
Deadline: 30th August 2016
To apply, please follow the link:
Summit Recruitment & Search,
Blixen Court, Karen Road,
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