Catering Sales and Event Planner

  • Grouse Mountain
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: No
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Posted on June 16, 2023

Job Description


Job Title: Catering Sales & Event Planner

Department: Sales & Marketing

Reporting Manager: Director, Sales

Role Status: Full-time permanent

Every day, we aim to provide a high quality, dynamic and authentic mountain playground where locals and tourists can escape, have fun, learn and challenge themselves, embracing the outdoors and key elements of BC culture. Our friendly and informative staff will help guests to create enduring memories based on remarkable experiences.

Our team is dedicated to Grouse Mountain’s renowned excellence and its continued growth as Vancouver’s premier mountain resort. Grouse Mountain offers a challenging and enjoyable work environment and career development. In exchange for employee excellence, we offer a professional atmosphere, fantastic growth opportunities, unlimited outdoor recreation (including skiing, snowboarding and a variety of summer activities) an inspiring setting and many unique employee privileges.

The Role:
The successful candidate will be an integral member of the sales team with a specific focus on driving revenue through corporate and social events business including lead generation and sales outreach, converting leads into confirmed bookings, planning, logistics, and delivering an exceptional guest experience from start to finish. This individual will be comfortable working in a team environment and also demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit as they achieve targets set by the Sales Director.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities:

Generate new business acquisition through prospecting, trade shows and industry connections
Rigorously apply sales techniques to turn leads into bookings
Maintain effective call reporting, sales tracking and reporting
Book and coordinate catering events including food and beverage, activities and infrastructure
Conduct site inspections
Assist clients with finalizing event details
Optimize existing business by promoting and selling add on activities and services
Maintain positive and productive relationships with internal and external contacts, accounts and suppliers
Stay on top of industry trends, best practices and leveraging this industry intelligence to identify new business opportunities
Conduct post-event evaluations and use feedback to make positive internal changes
Ensures the highest level of client satisfaction
Other duties as required


Successful completion of post-secondary degree or diploma
Minimum 2 years of experience in catering sales and events preferred
Ability to think and act strategically; work independently and manage time efficiently
Exceptionally strong oral communication skills; ability to develop rapport and credibility
Effective presentation selling skills and objection handling techniques
Ability to work in a high speed and high demand environment, managing the logistics of multiple events simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines
Committed work ethic; positive work attitude
Creative and motivated individual with a passion for events, sales and guest satisfaction
Exceptional customer service skills
Knowledge of MS products from Word, Excel and Outlook
Ability to work evening, weekends and statutory holidays, when required

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