We have an excellent opportunity based at Knebworth House, where our team manages conferences, dinners, events, weddings and exhibitions. This role will sit within the sales team and manages enquiries, converting these into bookings and will play a key role in growing the business through securing new clients and business on an on-going basis.
Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
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This is an extremely varied role, focusing on generating business for this fantastic venue; you will be involved in working with customers every day, ensuring they receive an excellent level of service. Managing enquiries, you will take bookings, prepare contracts and issue invoices. Building up your knowledge of the market you will research the industry, understand the competition and send out marketing material. Taking calls you will keep the system updated, build lasting relationships and encourage repeat bookings. You will also be involved in proactive sales to increase bookings at the venue. This is an excellent opportunity for a confident, motivated individual who wants to work within events and hospitality.
The Ideal Candidate
- Excellent level of communication skills
- Ideally experience in a sales or customer service role.
- Experience of working in a busy and exciting office environment
- Be a team player
- Flexible to work evenings and weekends when required.
Up to £21,000 + bonus
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
About the Company
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business
At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.