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Venue - Catering Sales Specialist

Company: Roots
Location: Arvada
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

Hardworking Venue and Catering Sales Specialist Needed!--

If you are a hardworking salesperson, looking for a new opportunity in a fun industry with a wonderful company, then we want to hear from you!

If you would like to be a part of a company where you will be appreciated and rewarded for your hard work in expanding our success, then this is the position you have been looking for!

We are an established and successful restaurant, catering company, and event venue, that sells an amazing product, and we cater to high-end customers who want to create that "special event". We are looking for a top-notch Special Events Sales Representative with passion and heart who would like to join our team and be a part of expanding our success.


--- This is a salary plus commission job with a higher commission for higher performance. There is no limit on how much you can make.
--- Your earning potential is at least $63,000 with salary and commission, assuming you meet minimum sales targets.--
--- Base Salary is between $45,000 and $50,000 depending upon experience.
--- You must meet our minimum quarterly selling targets in three months. First month is considered training period. After the first month, you start earning commissions.
--- You earn between 1-3% regular commission based on your monthly sales
--- You earn an additional 1-2% bonus commission based on your quarterly sales
--- You get paid commission on payments received the previous month or quarter, based on the commission tier you hit

1. 75% contribution to Group Health Insurance beginning first full month of your employment. E.g., if you join on August 9 full-time, your coverage will begin on September 1.
2. Seven days of PTO per year
i. You earn one day of PTO for every 8 weeks of work.
ii. You must use all your earned paid time off every calendar year.
iii. Earned paid-time-off has no cash value.
3. Five Federal Holidays off per year: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
4. You can contribute to 401K as soon as you join. After 1 year of the job, we match up to 4%.
Here is the process to apply:
1. Send us BOTH your resume and cover letter stating why you are our ideal Catering and Venue Sales Specialist
2. If selected for interview, be prepared to answer these questions:
a. What is your greatest achievement?
b. What has been your biggest obstacle that you have overcome?
c. Why are you a perfect fit for this position?
We are really looking for a hard worker!

If you are the Venue and Catering Sales Specialist we are looking for, you---
--- Have a "can do" attitude and are a go-getter!
--- Know how to build and nurture relationships with all types of people
--- Excel at networking and relationship building with customers, vendors, planners, and venues
--- Can manage the entire sales process: generate leads, handle inquiries, follow up with potential clients in a timely manner, meet with them, and convert them to sales
--- Have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and be able to communicate with management, prospects, customers, vendors, and event staff
--- Are organized, able to track your progress, and report your success to management on a regular basis
--- Are comfortable with technology. We use lead management and proposal generation software, and Softphones
--- Are a team player and willing and available to pitch in if a need arises even if outside the purview of your role

Other requirements:
Our ideal Venue and Catering Sales Specialist must be able to work evenings and weekends, enjoy being a team player, have access to reliable transportation, lift 50 pounds, and be able to stand for long periods of time. Experience in private events, weddings, and corporate sales is highly desired. A college degree is preferred.
You are expected to:
--- Build relationships with the local community and influencers
--- Grow our brand exposure by participating in wedding shows, vendor showcases, and various industry events
--- Participate in client tastings, tours, and walkthroughs
--- Maintain effective communication and working relationships with chefs and FOH staff


Must have relevant experience of 5+ years as a sales professional, preferably in the hospitality field
Proven track record of sales success in lead-generation and closing skills
Excellent leadership skills, analytical skills, and communication skills
Previous hospitality industry experience preferred but not required
Knowledge of computer-based software such as Microsoft Word and Excel
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and a bachelor's degree in a relevant field

About Company:
We are a full-service Restaurant, Catering Company, and Venue in business since the year 2002. We are a family-owned, woman-owned, and minority-owned small business. We value Environmental Sustainability and vying to become carbon neutral. Customer experience is paramount for us and we are looking for team members who think the same.

Keywords: Roots, Arvada , Venue - Catering Sales Specialist, Hospitality & Tourism , Arvada, Colorado

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