We have an opening for a Catering Sales Director position.Location: New York, NY Note: online applications accepted only. This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus! If you know someone that would be a great fit for this role, you can refer them to this position and potentially earn an Employee Referral Bonus! Click here to view the step-by-step instructions to refer a friend to this position. If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team. Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation's premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world's leading foodservice organization.At RA, food is inspiration. Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients. We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be \"better-for-you\" and the planet.Core Values:Dedication to QualitySpirit of OwnershipCommitment to Talent & DiversityResponsible CitizenshipPassion for Hospitality time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:MedicalDentalVisionFlexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)Commuter BenefitsWellness ProgramEmployee Assistance ProgramLife Insurance for Associates and Eligible DependentsShort Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) InsuranceDiscount MarketplaceAnd other voluntary benefitsJob SummaryJob Summary:Working as the Catering Sales Director you will effectively coordinate and oversee all internal and external catering events. You are directly responsible for menu development as well as costing and marketing functions as they relate to the catering department. You will implement labor cost control and food cost control, manage preparation, transportation, and setup, and oversee operation and clean-up of all events. You are responsible for Event Coordination and Sales Financials. Key Responsibilities: Hires, trains and develops managers, and is actively involved in the development of service techniques, menu presentation, policies and proceduresCreates reports of operating statements and operational budgets, and reviews the collection of receivablesCatering activities, books, plans & directed functionsCreates proposals, contracts and banquet event ordersEnsures all safety and sanitation procedures are followed in compliance with HACCPMaintains local clients database and builds and maintains relationship with vendorsPerforms related duties and special projects as assignedPrepares and monitors budgets; financial targets and forecastsPreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree is preferred or equivalent professional experienceProven track record for meeting sales goalsStrong knowledge of current food, industry trends and fine dining points of serviceA minimum of five to eight years of experience in hospitality industry including three years' experience in catering salesSupervisory, scheduling, training and coaching skillsAbility to assess client requirements and deliver ensuring client satisfactionMust be able to write menu proposals in consultation with chefsThe ability to supervise food preparation, service and clean-up is also essentialKnowledge of A/V equipment with the ability to set up and break down for eventsSuperior quantitative, oral and written communications and problem-solving/strategizing skillsExcellent leadership and organizational skills, flexible and adaptable to constant changes and must possessattention to detailExcellent overall computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPointProactive 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 behaviorExceptional client relations and customer service abilities About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance). Req ID: 274249SALARIED EXEMPT Associated topics: leader, manager, regional sales manager, sales director, sales leader, sales manager, shift lead, supervisor, team leader, territory manager
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