Weddings & Private Events Manager

Weddings & Private Events Manager

Caterer, SW London


Our client is looking for an experienced Events Manager to join a really great team with a great working culture, looking after Weddings and Private Events for an award-winning caterer based in SW London,

Driving sales and maximising revenue whilst building strong, positive relationships and acting as a brand ambassador and strengthening the brand image.

The Role:

* Convert Wedding catering sales across a variety of venues both reactively and proactively
* Account manage; retaining and developing existing clients whilst also growing the database
* Research and develop strategies for targeting high value clients and wedding planners
* Work with the Head of Sales, Operations, Kitchen and other members of the team to grow revenue and client satisfaction and ensure continued market leadership and vision
* Venue management; building relationships with the operations team and promoting good venue partnerships
* Ensure high quality service is delivered across every event, with every client and every venue ensuring repeat business
* Attend familiarisation trips, site visits and client entertainment as required
* Proactive market research; wedding trends, showcases, tradeshows

About the ideal candidate:

* Must have previous Weddings sales experience for a caterer or venue
* knowledge of the market, including suppliers and agencies who work specifically in the sector
* Have a passion for sales with strong negotiation skills and driven to exceed expectations both personally and commercially
* Strong admin and organisational skills
* A natural people person and team player
* Creative, motivated and positive
* Excellent attention to detail
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Have a genuine interest in the weddings & private events market
* Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required due to the nature of the wedding industry; flexibility and lieu days/good holidays offered in return

Interviews taking place asap, do get in touch with your current CV

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Contact: Helena Ranger
Reference: HR/W&PEM
Job ID: 50290

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