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Grand Mercure Mysore, Mysuru, India



Catering Sales Manager


India, Middle East & Africa

Company Description

We are more than 290,000 hospitality experts placing people at the heart of what we do, creating emotion for our guests, and nurturing passion for service and achievement beyond limits. Building on the strength of our teams and of our integrated ecosystem of leading brands, personalized services and expert solutions, we break new ground to reimagine hospitality and inspire new ways to experience the world.

"Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities.

Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.

Do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration."

We are Accor

Our leadership is bold. Our agility thrives on open innovation and we embrace the new, whether it's diversity, trends, challenges. As change accelerates, we continually hone our vision of hospitality reinvented, developing how we use spaces and share with the world.

We are a forward-thinking partner that delivers on steadfast commitment thanks to the most diversified & best performing integrated hospitality ecosystem. Our industry-defining tools catalyze stable growth, driving performance and value. Our global scope and specialist expertise empower those we work with.

Accor hospitality is fundamentally about people and our success relies on our Heartists® to deliver the best service, welcome and care for our guests. With people at heart, our world expands. Our culture nurtures empowerment and welcomes everyone with openness.

We are 100% committed to sustainability, with people at the heart of what we do. As such, we strive to make a meaningful impact by unlocking lifestyle experiences and shaping the hospitality of tomorrow - together, with all our stakeholders: Heartists®, owners, partners, guests and communities.



Job Description

Events Management

  • Manage all incoming leads for the booking of guest rooms and/or meeting/catering functions
  • Develop lead sources through prospecting, referrals, trace files, and cold calls
  • Exceed personal sales goals, monthly, quarterly, annually, through account development and maintenance
  • Conduct site inspections with prospective and existing clients
  • Develop and implement new sales strategies, tactics and action plans for account base
  • Quote and negotiate prices within established parameters with potential and existing clients. Prepare contracts for clients
  • Manage events from the beginning to the end, process all the information pertaining to bookings (to include but not limited to):
  • Electrical, internet, telecom, audio-visual and exhibit requirements
  • Obtain guarantees of food and beverage events from Banquets and kitchen
  • Prepare creative menu proposals with the Chef while keeping in mind food cost, labor cost and kitchen facilities
  • Maintain and update current account information records
  • Ensure rooming list is received 30 days prior to arrival with updated billing instructions
  • Ensure that deposits/cancellation fees where applicable are forwarded to the Accounting department 
  • Disseminate event information to the appropriate departments via memos, emails, banquet event orders, directives and rooming lists in a professional and timely manner
  • Conduct daily meeting to review event contracts to ensure last minute changes are communicated accordingly
  • Conduct pre-conference meetings to ensure that key departments are fully aware of relevant details
  • Maintain visibility throughout events and be the on-site client liaison
  • Follow up post-event to address any issues whilst soliciting return business
  • Establish good business and social relationships within the industry and participate in PR activities to increase sales leads for the Hotel
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required.

Other Responsibilities

  • Be fully conversant with hotel fire & life safety/emergency procedures
  • Attend all briefings, meetings and trainings as assigned by management
  • Maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene at all times
  • Be aware of the hotel fire & life safety/emergency procedures
  • Perform other reasonable duties assigned by the assigned by the Management

Additional Information

  • Solid communication skills, both written & verbal
  • Engaging presence
  • Warm and inviting style of presentation
  • A confident & dynamic public speaker, able to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of an organization

Diversidade & Inclusão para a Accor significa acolher cada um e respeitar suas diferenças, priorizando apenas qualidades e habilidades na ampliação de oportunidades de emprego e desenvolvimento. Nossa ambição é proporcionar emprego com propósito, e uma cultura acolhedora, excelentes condições de trabalho e promover o desenvolvimento de todas as pessoas, incluindo as pessoas com deficiência. Não hesite em nos informar de quaisquer necessidades específicas que possa ter para que possamos levá-las em consideração.


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