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Events & Banquets Account Manager

Company: Meson Sabika
Location: Naperville
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Award winning restaurant and banquet facility, Meson Sabika (best tapas/ small plates in Illinois, best overall food, food and outdoor dining in the western suburbs according to OpenTable, best outdoor, romantic and Mediterranean dining according to Naperville magazine), in Naperville is seeking an experienced sales associate to provide guests with a first class experience in the banquet and event sales office of on and off-site events across multiple venues.Responsibilities include but aren't limited to:

  • Perform event sales and planning functions across multiple venues and event types (from weddings and social events to business and charitable events)
  • Schedule and lead informative tours of event spaces that best match the guest's event needs and highlight the event space
  • Execute contracts with precision, while creating and maintaining accurate client files
  • Collect and protect financial information for deposits and refunds
  • Provide coordination and guidance with first class customer service to guests via phone, email communications, or in-person meetings throughout the planning process
  • Prepare all event details accurately including itinerary, floor plan, final invoice, kitchen order form and menu selections to help the kitchen and service team execute event plans successfully
  • Effectively communicate all event related concerns in a timely manner with chef and restaurant management
  • Attend and contribute to weekly management meetings with all the department managers to keep them informed of upcoming events
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of sales, department and budgetary reports when requiredRequirements
    • Have a passion for event planning and coordination, weddings and helping people
    • 3-5 years of event sales and/or wedding planning experience, preferably in a setting with multiple venue options
    • 2 years of restaurant experience and/or customer service
    • Excellent communication skills,w heather verbal or written, for dealing with potential and current guests
    • Minimum Bachelor's Degree
    • Capable of multitasking and task prioritization, with a high level of organizational skills
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Must be available holidays, weekends and some evenings
    • Banquet captain experience and/or catering experience is a plusCompensation
      • Competitive salary up to $55,000 plus bonus
      • Quarterly sales-based bonus after one year
      • Health benefits available
      • Paid vacationJob Type: Full-timePay: Up to $55,000.00 per yearBenefits:
        • Employee discount
        • Health insurance
        • Paid time offSupplemental Pay:
          • Bonus payAbility to commute/relocate:
            • Naperville, IL 60540: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)Education:
              • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Meson Sabika, Naperville , Events & Banquets Account Manager, Hospitality & Tourism , Naperville, Illinois

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