Catering Sales Manager

Ocala, FL

The World Equestrian Center - Ocala located  is seeking to add an experienced Sales and Catering Manager to their dynamic team.

The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for selling local corporate and social events (weddings, holiday parties, etc.)  Duties may also include planning, detailing, finalizing meeting agendas, generating banquet event orders, managing accounts, conducting site inspections, soliciting, and generating new and repeat business. Responsibilities also include working with operations staff to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for achieving established revenue goals
  • Completes sales reports, monthly reports for Executive Team
  • Responsible for the generation and completion of, proposals, BEOs, contracts, etc.
  • Ensure that all event agreements are done in compliance with standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible to work within the budgetary guidelines of all F&B menus and pricing structure and/or review with Director of Sales for pricing that falls outside of those guidelines
  • Notifies all departments of each function and any changes made after the initial BEO is produced
  • Stay’s focused on all sales objectives to ensure that the sales efforts are producing the annual sales revenues
  • Ensure that client is greeted prior to each event/function
  • Produces billing and invoicing per event

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the associate occupying this position. Associates will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" employment relationship.

Physical Requirements:

These physical demands represent the physical requirements necessary for an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position

  • Associate must be able to sit in the same position for up to 8 hours a day consecutively
  • Associate may have to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Associate is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision
  • Associate must talk and hear

Qualifications, Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1-2 years sales experience required, preferably in a meetings/events capacity
  • Strong organization and presentation skills
  • Must be able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple tasks
  • Must be outgoing and a proven self-starter
  • Weekends and Holidays may be required as business needs warrant

The World Equestrian Center - Ocala  is managed by Columbus Hospitality Management, a company committed to providing quality service and memorable guest experiences in a positive and welcoming work environment. We are focused on supporting the needs of our team through our commitment to the family/work life balance and by providing development opportunities.

We are proud to be a Drug Free Workplace/EOE. All applicants will be required to submit to a background check prior to employment.