Job #85981
Unit Sales Representative
Sodexo is seeking a Unit Sales Representative to join our Catering Event Sales team at our prestigious Chicago Botanic Garden account in Glencoe, IL! If you share the Chicago Botanic Garden's mission to cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life and Sodexo's mission of providing an exceptional customer experience, then this is the right position for you.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Key point person interacting with catering event clients
  • Manages the scheduling and logistics of their planned visit
  • Prepares contracts for clients' catering services, collects and processes deposits and final payments in accordance with contracts via Caterease software, generates and routes BEOs
  • Develops and implements strategies to generate new sales through up-selling, cold calling, outside appointments, networking events, referrals and site tours
  • Develops professional relationships with current clientele for visit renewals and referral leads

Sodexo's Sports and Leisure division specializes in customer service, delivering outstanding food and FM services. Learn more about the exciting venues managed by Sodexo Leisure: Sodexo Sports & Leisure

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.

Position Summary
Responsible for all aspects of conference center and catering sales, including rooms and special events. Primary contact with all clients inquiring about conference and catering services. Makes recommendations to clients based on type and purpose of function, location, and time planned. Coordinates arrangements with the Catering and Culinary Departments. Develops budget for sales function. Follows-up on service for unit/solicitors.


Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Functional Experience - 1 year of experience in sales or marketing

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