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Catering Event Manager

Seeking creative, innovative individual with experience in the areas of event sales, catering and event execution.  At the core as a primary driver are event sales including, but not limited to; corporate, private, celebratory, weddings, etc.  Must be highly resourceful with a strong work ethic, a solid skill set, willingness to learn, and team player possessing both quick thinking and flexibility is ideal. 

  • Network and seek out new clients

  • Manage leads

  • Meet with clients to plan event and establish budget

  • Negotiate and oversee contracts

  • Manage social media site (posting, monitoring and responding to comments)

  • Stay up to date on current wedding and event trends

  • Plan and manage the logistics of an event, including room space, guests, vendors, catering, set-up and break down

  • Manage event staff

  • Involved in all aspects of event (ability to jump in where needed to ensure event is successful)

  • Track catering food/bar costs and profitability

 

CHARACTERISTICS/SKILLS

  • Outgoing with a dynamic personality

  • Leadership and planning skills

  • Strong customer service

  • Marketing budget ability

  • Contract negotiating skills

  • Creative, out-of-the box thinking

  • Competent/confident decision-maker

  • Resourceful problem solving

  • Team player

  • Embracing of all cultures and people

  • Careful consideration of all aspects of business as applied to Mission, Vision, and Values of organization

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness and ability to adhere to and enforce company employee guidelines (i.e. Planet Aqua Group – site specific policies and guidelines

  • Five (5) years’ experience in catering sales, marketing or combination of management including customer service preferred

  • Must complete successful background check/drug screening

  • Demonstration of experience/acumen with outlined responsibilities

  • Willing to work flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and late evenings

  • BA/BS, extensive experience, or combination of both preferred

 

Salary range is dependent upon experience with a structured commission package. Includes medical, visual and dental benefits after a 90 probationary period. Position reports to General Manager.

Shreveport Aquarium

SALT Cafe

601 Clyde Fant Parkway

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

318-383-0601

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