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  • Catering Sales Manager - Mayo Civic Center

    Location US-MN-Minneapolis | US-MN-Rochester
    Job ID
    Spectra - Food Services & Hospitality
    Location Name
    Minneapolis, MN
    Catering/Banquet/Event Sales
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Catering Sales and Marketing Manager is responsible for marketing, selling and providing logistical support and client interface for catered events.  The Catering Sales and Marketing Manager participates and develops sales goals and processes all invoices for catered events. 


    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at


    • Participates and develops sales goals encompassing both annual and long-range plans consistent with that of the venue.
    • Develop and execute action plans that will guide both routine and special program activity toward established goals.
    • Develop a plan that promotes catering sales for both event day and non-event day use of the venue.
    • Develop contacts and networks with the corporate market, conference market, associations, social and civic organizations operating and servicing the venue.
    • Actively solicit catering and conference business from the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Meeting Planners International, International Association Exhibition Managers and other organizations.
    • Assertively sells to the local market to promote the catering opportunities available at the venue.
    • Meets with existing show promoters, constituent groups, and facility clients to market and sell catering at the venue.
    • Interacts with clients and venue personnel to ensure complete satisfaction with catered events.
    • Compiles and processes client’s date, logs, issues work orders and contracts.
    • Monitors bookings and changes.  Communicates updates to appropriate venue staff.
    • Coordinates set-up and menus for catered functions.
    • Maintains costing, pricing sheets for all menus, services and facility charges and updates as needed.
    • Prepares and distributes Banquet Event Orders to all departments.
    • Processes and coordinates client’s requests and special needs.
    • Prepares required reports accurately and submits them on time, follows up with department heads to insure that their reporting is completed within the same guidelines.


    • Valid Food Handler’s certificate if required by state and/or county of venue.
    • Valid Alcohol Service Permit if required by state and/or county of venue.
    • Familiar with inventory cost control and menu planning.
    • Basic computer proficiency: E-mail, Excel, Word, Outlook, Schedule+.
    • Working knowledge of Point of Sale and timekeeping systems.
    • Cash handling abilities; basic math skills including significant number manipulation.
    • Ability to work a variable work schedule (including evenings and weekends, as required), depending upon event and business requirements.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to project a professional manner and appearance, and communicate effectively with clients, staff and the general public.


    Education and Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent from four-year college; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Nationally recognized, advanced food service sanitation training course certification.

    Physical Dimensions:


    Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to move objects (files, boxes, product, trays).


    Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.






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