Compass Group, North America DIR, CATERING SALES- Chicago, IL. in CHICAGO, Illinois
We have an opening for a CATERING SALES DIRECTOR* p*osition.
- Location: University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. /Note: online applications accepted only./
If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.
Are you looking for a job with competitive wages and benefits, one in which you can learn and grow while making a difference in the world? We’re hiring! Bon Appétit Management Company operates more than 1,000 cafés around the country for corporations, universities, and museums, as well as a few dozen public restaurants. We’ve led the industry in socially and environmentally responsible sourcing, from sustainable seafood to cage-free eggs. We cook everything from scratch using fresh, local ingredients.
Full-time associates at Bon Appétit are eligible for many benefits, including:
Paid vacation and sick leave
Medical, Dental, and Vision
401(k) with matching by company
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Learn more about careers with Bon Appétit: http://www.bamco.com/careers/
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.
Hires, trains and develops managers, and is actively involved in the development of service techniques, menu presentation, policies and procedures
Creates reports of operating statements and operational budgets, and reviews the collection of receivables
Catering activities, books, plans & directed functions
Creates proposals, contracts and banquet event orders
Ensures all safety and sanitation procedures are followed in compliance with HACCP
Maintains local clients database and builds and maintains relationship with vendors
Performs related duties and special projects as assigned
Prepares and monitors budgets; financial targets and forecasts
Bachelor’s degree* *is preferred or equivalent professional experience
Proven track record for meeting sales goals
Strong knowledge of current food, industry trends and fine dining points of service
A minimum of five to eight years of experience in hospitality industry including three years’ experience in catering sales
Supervisory, scheduling, training and coaching skills
Ability to assess client requirements and deliver ensuring client satisfaction
Must be able to write menu proposals in consultation with chefs
The ability to supervise food preparation, service and clean-up is also essential
Knowledge of A/V equipment with the ability to set up and break down for events
Superior quantitative, oral and written communications and problem-solving/strategizing skills
Excellent leadership and organizational skills, flexible and adaptable to constant changes and must possess
attention to detail
Excellent overall computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
Proactive 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 behavior
Exceptional 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: 181438