Business Development Manager
£38,000 per annum - £40,000 per annum
Reports to the Area Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business Development Manager within the hospitality sector to drive corporate sales for an iconic, world renowned restaurant chain. The role is based in York and covers a region including Harrogate and Manchester.
As the Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for driving sales via Events, Corporate and Private Bookings both in the Private Dining Room and Restaurant of all the eateries in your region through:
- Identifying sales leads Building and maintaining relationships with clients Actively developing new business relationships to generate sales in the restaurants. Suggest viable target clients and industries, sourcing relevant data as necessary Work closely with the management team of the restaurant as well as the reservations departments – inform them of every marketing/events activity. Ensure that the reservations teams are selling the restaurant to their best potential. Reach sales targets for all restaurants. Responding effectively to all customer/client enquires as well as effective liaison with the restaurant team. Identify potential business development opportunities and effective follow up. Maintain strong relationships with the restaurant team to maximise revenue and optimize occupancy of the private dining space. Follow up on client feedback after the event in a timely manner ensuring any negative feedback is effectively handled. Leads pre-event function sheet meetings with the onsite restaurant team. Attends monthly restaurant management meetings and provides relevant Private Dining information as required. Minimum of 10 client meetings a week Activity from calls to appointments will be logged with Salesforce.
You will need to work closely with the management teams with each restaurant to ensure they are aware of all sales activities taking place and support you in the execution of any bookings.
They are looking for:
- A self-starter who can manage a varied workload and isn’t scared of getting stuck in. Previous experience in a similar role at a top restaurant or hotel, not necessarily 5 star but somewhere known for its service and style. proactive and sales focused within a target driven environment Great at building and maintaining established contacts, and developing new contacts. Exceptional organisational, planning and prioritising skills. A good communicator, exceptionally friendly and inclusive. Ability to increase sales and profitability
What’s in it for you?
As well as a chance to add one of the world’s most prestigious names to your CV, you’ll get:
- Top class training, before the job, and on the job An excellent salary package Lots of further benefits including, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, a recommend a friend scheme and savings on things like gym membership and cinema tickets Expense claims on mileage Company Laptop Bonus Potential
If you have the necessary skill set and experience and wish to be considered please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8732 5454