Title : Sales & Event Coordinator
Report To : Manager, Corporate & Event Sales
Employee Status : Full-time
The Butler Did It Catering Company has been Vancouver’s premier caterer for over 20 years. At the Butler we provide all of our clients with exceptional food, beverage and event services.
Our services range from daily corporate, to weddings, corporate galas, memorials and everything in between! Whether its catering small office lunches or providing over 30,000 meals for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games, the Butler Did It Catering’s dedication to quality and our community is what separates us from the pack.
Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Sales & Events, the Sales & Event Coordinator is an integral member of the Sales Department.
The role consists of the full-cycle selling of catering services for special events including organizing & facilitating client events, venue-vetting, tasters and decorations / rentals all while providing excellent customer service and creating edible memories for all clients.
Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as the point of contact for incoming events inquiries
Propose and sell our catering services, build client and venue relationships, and coordinate events for clients.
Follow-up on sales leads, clients, and potential business in a timely and accurate manner.
Conduct site inspections of event spaces as required.
Conduct client tastings during and outside of regular business hours.
Participate in weekly sales / logistics meeting to ensure that all departments are up to date on the details of booked events.
Prepare and distribute all event information and paperwork (info sheets, floorplans, timelines, billing, contracts, BEOs, etc.).
Seek out new opportunities to increase revenue venue and vendor partnerships, new markets, etc.
Perform any and all other tasks which are assigned by Sales Manager and other Senior Management.
Execute and sales and marketing initiatives as directed by the Sales Manager.
Strive and achieve monthly sales targets
General Team Responsibilities
Complies with The Butler’s policies, procedures and code of ethics
Takes on other assignments as may be required from time to time
Attends on-site events as required ensure clients satisfaction
Understand the full sales cycle and know how to close a sale
The ideal candidate possess the following
Comfortable meeting and talking to new people
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Dedicated work ethic and goal oriented
Excellent verbal and written communication
Highly organized and detail oriented with strong time management skills
Customer experience oriented
Passion for creating exceptional events, and up to date on event trends
Creative and resourceful, and able to assess and handle difficult situations
Must have a flexible schedule and able to work some evenings and weekends
1 to 2 years of relevant experience in a coordination role
Post-secondary degree or diploma, preferably in hospitality, or equivalent work experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license
Must have Serving It Right Certification can be acquired up hiring
Sales experience is an asset
Experience with Caterease is an asset
Food safe certification is an asset
What are we offering?
Competitive base plus bonus
Personal paid days and sick days
Extended Medical and Dental coverage
Company events & social hours
Fun, creative and collaborative working environment
Job Type : Full-time, salary plus bonus
Extended health care
Job Types : Full-time, Commission, Permanent