Job #79821
Sales Manager
Sodexo Leisure has an exciting Sales Manager opportunity at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL. The John G. Shedd Aquarium is considered one of the finest event venues in the City of Chicago. Located on Lake Michigan with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline, harbor and lake the Shedd Aquarium is a sought after venue for upscale weddings, evening social events and galas.

Key Responsibility:
  • Selling high end events & catering services for wedding, social events & corporate meetings

You are/have:
  • Full cycle sales experience - prospecting new external sales, site visits, contracts, up-selling f/b, liquor, linen, rentals, AV, etc.
  • Fully understand food, catering and current event trends; will have wine and spirits knowledge
  • Knowledge of meeting room space configuration, space planning, catering sales, BEO & contract completion
  • Responding timely to inquiries, prospecting new business, repeat business
  • Strong verbal and written communication - Communicates directly with our client, corporate sponsors, board members
  • Integrally involved in Marketing efforts, with focus on use of Social Media
  • Prior experience networking with professional associations like CVB, Chamber, MPI, etc. is helpful
  • Experience with cultural attraction sales a plus

Learn more about the exciting venues managed by Sodexo Leisure: Sports & Leisure Quality of Life

Working for Sodexo:
How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo champions a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful and we remain committed to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

Directs internal and external sales and marketing at a client account. Manages and directs Unit Sales Representatives to meet sales and revenue objectives. Develops and implements sales strategies. May actively book or manage select clients. Researches and analyzes market trends.



Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree
Basic Management Experience - 3 years
Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in sales or marketing

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
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