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Hospitality Sales Manager - Major Events

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Job Introduction

Sodexo Live! have a fantastic opportunity for a talented experienced, highly motivated Hospitality Sales Manager to lead hospitality sales based with our team at Ascot.

At Sodexo Live! we bring people together, we create exceptional moments and lasting memories. We are a unique community of people mobilized to create live experiences that are unforgettable.

We are looking for a sales leader with a proven track record in hospitality sales who can manage and lead our major events sales team in a high-performance culture to enable them to achieve hospitality sales targets primarily for two outdoor events:  RHS Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality and Henley Royal Regatta.

You will be pro-active and energetic with a proven track record in achieving sales targets ideally in the hospitality/events sector. With a great track record in selling, you will create and deliver a dynamic sales strategy and have a clear understanding of current sales, pipeline and all sales activity in order to achieve set targets.  This role would suit a great leader keen to take the lead with sales operations with excellent business acumen.

When you join Sodexo Live! you truly belong, you will have the opportunity to thrive with career and learning opportunities available across the organisation - we cant wait for you to join us! 

Role Responsibility

  • To lead the sales team of two to drive hospitality sales revenue for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality and Henley Royal Regatta
  • Leading by example in sales and account management
  • Accurate reporting of sales and pipeline to both external and internal stakeholders
  • Managing the successful delivery of table plan to the operations team
  • Debt Management
  • Creating and delivering a dynamic Sales Strategy for both events
  • Driving a high-performance sales culture through leaderships, coaching and mentoring
  • Obtaining new business through networking and referrals
  • Attend client meetings and event attendance
  • Driving and delivering client cultivation events as part of your strategy 

The Ideal Candidate


  • Dynamic and adaptable in a constantly moving landscape
  • Not afraid to pick up the phone
  • Experience in Sales Strategy & Leadership
  • Self-driven and approaches things with strategy
  • Be target driven to drive and succeed in a business where we reward success.
  • Ability to negotiate, work with flexible schedule and changing priorities is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.


  • Sales within a top end hospitality event
  • The desire to have a career in Hospitality / cultural / event Sales
  • Driving License

Package Description

£30,000 - £35,000pa + commission/incentive scheme + excellent benefits

Location: Ascot


Work Pattern – 40 hrs pw Mon – Friday with flexibility to cover occasional weekend and evening work for event & networking purposes. We can offer a hybrid working model with 3 days pw in the office and 2 remote.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more!

We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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