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Event Sales Manager - Hyatt Lodge Oak BrookHyatt Lodge Oak Brook ChicagoOak Brook, IL
A property of: Davidson Hospitality Group
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Job Description

Property Info
Connected to an award winning conference center, Hyatt Lodge Oakbrook resides on acres of forest preserve and sits waterside to a scenic Lake. With resort style programming and amenities yet minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago, the hotel is perfect for wedding guests, family weekend getaways and weekend conferences. Come join our team today!

Position Info
The Event Sales/Catering Manager is responsible for selling and servicing events for in-house groups as well as outside clients. The primary focus is to sell Banquet Food and Beverage with other responsibilities including menu planning, agenda setting and hotel meeting services. Other duties will include reviewing contracts and facilitating communication before, during and post event with hotel staff to ensure a high level of service. The Catering Manager will also contribute to site inspections, maintaining strong customer relationships and working as a team member with the sales and catering staff. Lucrative incentive plan and competitive salary offered!

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree and/or 2+ years of hotel sales experience
1 year food and beverage experience
Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts
Developed business communication skills, both written and verbal
Understanding/knowledge of Microsoft office
Confident and professional appearance
Proactive sales approach, assertive and fast paced, driven to succeed
Understanding of market segment, competitor's strengths, weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand
Time management skills
Being able to work on multiple projects with desired outcome for each
Creativity in designing events

About Us
Davidson Hospitality Group is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company overseeing hotels, restaurants, dining and entertainment venues across the US. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, and Margaritaville, Davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owners' mentality that provides the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. In keeping with the company's heritage of delivering value, Davidson is comprised of four highly specialized operating verticals: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group.

In keeping with the company's heritage of delivering value to its owners and team members, Davidson offers a rich benefit program with a variety of benefits designed to enrich the lives and well-being of our team members and their families.
Three Tiers of Medical Coverage
24/7 Healthcare Concierge
24/7 Teledoc service
Maternity Program
Cancer Program
Free Maintenance Medications
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Company Paid Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability
Life Insurance Buy Ups
Short Term Disability Buy-Up
Critical Illness
Accident Insurance
Hospital Indemnity
Home and Auto insurance
Legal Assistance
Pet Insurance
Hotel Discounts
Tuition Reimbursement
EAP Program
Emergency Travel Assistance
Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, bereavement, and Holidays)
401K Match
Team Member Service Awards

Working at Davidson is like nowhere else. It's less of a job, more of a calling. It's part career, part revolution. Because whatever you do here, you play a part in helping redefine the way quality hospitality is delivered to our guests, our clients, our partners, and each other.

EOE AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Davidson Hospitality is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test and background check required. We participate in E-Verify.

Job Details

Mid level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Midscale
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban

Values

Innovation
Integrity
Relationships
Self-Discipline
Value Creation

Perks

401(K) Matching
Company Discounts
Dental Benefits
Disability Insurance
Health Insurance Benefits
Paid Sick Days
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
Vision Benefits
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Address2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL, 60523 View map
Property typeHotel 
classMidscale 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

People (3)

Peter SamsChief Operating Officer
Thom GeshayPresident
JOHN BELDENChairman & CEO

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DAVIDSON HOTELS & RESORTS PHILANTHROPYIt takes a Village to raise the hopes and dreams of a child suffering from a life-threatening illness. Too often, children with life-threatening illnesses are forced to lead very different lives. Thrust uncontrollably into extraordinary circumstances that can rob them of the joys, innocence and simplicity of childhood. In the lives of these courageous children, normalcy takes a very different form; many times lacking smiles, laughter, joy and hope. Give Kids The World (GKTW) changes all that. Though not a cure for their medical condition, the extraordinary work performed at The GKTW Village does the impossible. It allows these children to escape the harsh reality of their world. To visit Orlando and stay in a whimsical, 70-acre storybook resort with their family. To visit Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. To laugh out loud with newfound friends. Even to eat ice cream for breakfast. To simply experience the world, as they should-as a child. And when they return home, they take with them one of the most powerful forces on the planet - hope! As a corporate sponsor, Davidson has joyfully and tearfully pledged our love and commitment to these amazing children, both through our volunteer efforts, as well as through long-term financial commitments to GKTW. It has been, without a doubt, one of the most important missions of our Davidson family. And we've all been blessed to experience the beauty of providing hope and faith into an otherwise dire situation. As the highest-ranked charity in the nation, GKTW has now hosted over 120,000 children with life-threatening illnesses, and their families, providing a cost-free, weeklong stay at the Give Kids The World Village, including transportation, meals and tickets to Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. It also takes a Village of corporate sponsors, individual donors and volunteers to make it all happen-of which we are extremely honored to be a member.
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