Catering and Conference Sales Executive

Abu Dhabi (AE)
13 Feb 2017
13 Mar 2017
Job Level

Reporting to the Director of Food and Beverage, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service
  • Sell banqueting and outlets facilities and upsell each lead where possible to increase revenues
  • Take bookings, confirm and co-ordinate arrangements
  • Ensure that all inquiries are entered into the system and responded to
  • Handle all internal meeting / function requirements
  • Prepare BEOs, contracts and proposals.
  • Meet and greet contact person on arrival and deal with guests and attendance
  • Ensure all administration concerning the function is correct
  • Prepare accurate and detailed billing, as per agreed formats and agreed contract
  • Follow up post function to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Assist Sales and Operations with Promotions
  • Assist with Marketing of the hotel through educational and Site Visits to Travel Groups, Agents, corporate companies & government offices
  • Product Knowledge and cross selling of all aspects of the Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel.
  • Assist with Marketing of the Southern Sun Abu Dhabi product – new clients, as well as ongoing marketing with all existing clients
  • Responsible for recording and maintaining files
  • Handle Credit application process.
  • Ensure prompt and courteous service is extended to both internal and external customers
  • Assist Managers with emailing of contracts.
  • Maintain current sales & catering promotional literature and have a complete knowledge of hotel’s services and facilities
  • Assist in the organization and coordination of specific functions and promotions / client events.
  • Assist in various office statistics, reports and presentations.


  • Minimum two years experience and exposure to Catering/Banquet Operation.
  • Full proficiency in all office procedures and clerical duties.
  • Computer experience at intermediate to advanced level is mandatory with knowledge of Windows 2000 (Excel, PowerPoint and Word, Access) and Opera.
  • Keyboarding speed of 75 wpm will be an advantage.
  • Must be a strong team player, professional and enthusiastic with excellent organizational skills, creativity and be a self starter.
  • Must be able to prioritize, organize and be self-efficient.
  • Must be flexible on timings during peak periods.
  • Arabic speaker is an asset