Oliver & Bonacini

Oliver & Bonacini is the creation of Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini, partners who first teamed up in 1993 to open Bay Street’s now legendary Jump. Since then, Oliver & Bonacini has come to be recognized as one of Canada's leading fine dining restaurant, events and catering companies, operating a portfolio of unique and innovative restaurants and event venues.

Oliver & Bonacini Montreal, QC, Canada
Aug 02, 2018
Full time
Event Specialist - Sales Montreal, Canada Full-time Company Description Ready for the next chapter of your career? Why not make one of Canada's leading restaurant groups a part of it! We value relentless innovation and kick-ass creativity! We provide advancement through training and development and our hands on managers empower people and awaken ability through responsibility and respect.  What’s in it for you?  - Competitive wages/salary packages  - A comprehensive group benefits program  - Training and development opportunities  - Staff dining discount  - RRSP matching program  Job Description The Events Specialist is responsible for booking events through seeking, creating and maintaining relationships with clients. Working closely with restaurant and venue managers, the Events Specialist is able to clearly communicate client details and requirements in a professional manner. Administrative tasks and projects are always completed in a timely manner, with a high attention to detail.   PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES •Network and create relationships with new and current clients •Communicate with clients, gather event details, prepare packages, and send event confirmation details to clients •Communicate event details and client needs with Event Venue Management  •File and maintain post event information and receipts for events venues and Private Dining Rooms •Follow up with clients using information from post events creating opportunity for new bookings and Moment’s of Truth •Input sales into datasheets  •Puts together event folders for each Function including floor plan, order taking sheets, printed menus, copy of deposit •Communicates menu and wine list and any other changes to Back of House and Front of House management team accordingly •General administration assistance: invoicing, general accounting, printing, sending reports, maintaining emails & voicemails, filing and upkeep of client database Daylight   Qualifications *Candidates that are bilingual in French & English •Post-secondary diploma/degree in Business or Hospitality •Minimum 2 years’ experience co-ordinating a variety of events (inclusive of small, large and high profile functions) •Previous experience with planning and executing private dining functions is preferable •Prior understanding of equipment and event rentals is an asset •Prior administrative experience and exposure to marketing and sales an asset •Proven ability to work in a team environment with self-motivation and independent work ethic •Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to engage clients •IT/Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) •Fanatical attention to detail, strong organizational skills and sales ability •Ability to multi-task and maintain a level of professional urgency and momentum; excellent time management skills to prioritize tasks properly •Professional and mature demeanour