Person, Cup, Coffee Cup, Pottery

Sales & Events Planner

  • 634670
  • Melbourne CBD
  • Customer Service
  • Food & Beverage
  • Functions/Events
  • Full Time
  • High profile events location
  • Bespoke events to get creative and add your own flair
  • Dynamic role with room to grow
  • Friendly and Professional team

Restaurant Associates has an enviable track record, working with some of the most prestigious venues and corporations in the world. From grand gala events to intimate gatherings, we provide bespoke food solutions and exceptional dining experiences.

Overall Purpose of the Role

This role is responsible for the successful sales, coordination and event planning of functions, including initial enquiries, client liaison and function operations whilst delivering the highest level of customer service. A busy year-round venue hosting the most elegant, cutting-edge and spectacular events that Melbourne (and Australia!) has to offer, including the famous NGV Gala and high-profile weddings.  The successful candidate will have a passion for the hospitality and events industry, is not afraid to ‘look outside of the box’ and possesses exceptional client engagement.

Role Duties and Requirements

  • Client management, event planning and operational set up to deliver successful functions
  • Conduct site inspections, client follow-ups and liaison, creating detailed event orders, floorplans and invoicing 
  • Work co-operatively with operations and kitchen teams in regard to handing over functions to ensure seamless delivery
  • Conduct follow-up correspondence with clients and respond to feedback
  • Working directly with preferred suppliers where required  
  • Provide a warm, friendly and welcoming service to customers and clients

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a function venue or similar environment
  • Experience within event coordination preferred
  • Desire to be hands on team player
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Proficiency in event management software or strong IT skills

Why choose us?

Good question.

As one of the largest contract catering organisations worldwide, we know great talent when we see it and we grab into that with both hands. And once we have you, we will KEEP YOU. How?

  • Our people come first. We will offer you above award wages, a safe workplace and opportunities to develop your career
  • We are a diverse operation and we value your contribution
  • We are an ecological and socially forward operation – working to minimise food waste and single use plastic

We want to hear from you!

‘Respect. Growth. Teamwork’ is our belief.

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