Event Sales Specialist

  • Oliver & Bonacini
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Nov 08, 2018
Full time Business Development Event Planning Food/Beverage/Catering Hospitality Relationship Management Sales

Job Description

Event Sales Specialist

  • Edmonton, AB, 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. 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

• 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 

Country

Canada