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Event Sales Manager
Brand: Thompson Hotel
Req#: 522598
Updated: 02/15/2020
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Thompson Hotel (221 Tingey St SE, DC)
Category: Events/Catering
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Job Description


Be the first in making a meaningful impact as an Event Sales Manager at the Thompson Hotel in DC!


Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!

The Event Sales Manager is responsible for supervision and support in planning and executing meetings, conferences, catering events of varying sizes and levels, and other special events. They will ensure that all brand standards in both culinary and hospitality are achieved. 

 As a valued member of our team, your compensation will include the following benefits:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Participation in annual bonus plan
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise catering operations including such duties as coordination of staff and rental equipment, set-up, preparation, service, and break down of catered foods, beverages, and events of varying size and complexity
  • Assist with booking of events, selecting and costing menu items, and pricing as needed through varying software systems
  • Help with hiring, discipline, performance reviews, and initiating pay increases of employees
  • Participate in management team meetings
  • Interface with vendors and key service users within client organization
  • Facilitate internal/external customer relations; represent USHG and the client at any and all meetings and events
  • Ensure that appropriate sanitation, organization, and safety standards are met through the use of checklists, hands-on supervision, and follow-up
  • Participate in all catering training programs; help to develop and implement training programs for hourly, part-time, and intern/extern employees
  • Overseeing the strategic booking of space within the Reservation System, so as to ensure maximum utilization of the facilities by the client organization
  • Developing and constantly updating forecasts of meeting room occupancy and utilization, providing information upon which key budget and staffing decisions are made for various members of the staff. Such forecasts are made at different intervals, including several months, three weeks, one week and two days before the start of a meeting
  • Maintaining positive client relationships and ensuring a timely response by Conference Coordinators to all inquiries for space and/or service needs

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Minimum of 3 years operational experience in a corporate setting required
  • Current ServSafe and TIPS certification required
  • Proactive mindset to anticipate and support changes in our business
  • Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior
  • Exceptional customer service abilities
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