Position Description: The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for identifying new business partnerships to secure revenue streams for LCC, and is the point of contact for actively managing external vendors and affinity partners to: develop and outline contract parameters, establish event timelines and deadlines, select appropriate media channels, establish catering sales performance goals and collaborate with senior level corporate, business and community leaders to identify and develop opportunities for key relationships designed to maximize event sales and revenue-generating programs.
The position develops and defines comprehensive marketing plans, defines components, timelines, sales media and goals. Responsible for ensuring effective relationships and open communications with external colleagues to coordinate revenue generation, marketing plans and strategic placement of communications with consistency of messages regarding LCC Catering Sales and presents and negotiates rates with clients.
Works directly with senior managers to develop annual fiscal forecasts; maintains performance statistics and prepares reports and analyses for management.
The individual must possess strong business acumen in order to make appropriate decisions with minimal guidance relating to revenue management based on current business analytics. The ideal candidate must have thorough understanding of the hotel sales industry to support and promote global sales efforts of other revenue generating entities within Housing and Hospitality Services such as Lake Arrowhead and UCLA Catering/Conference Services. Travel is required up to 50% of the time, representing UCLA and the Luskin Conference Center in international, national and the local markets with the goal of expanding the client base. The incumbent exercises significant discretion in the negotiation of large scale contracts (which include room pricing, food/beverage pricing, audio visual pricing and other ancillary revenue/service pricing). Must be able to work a varied schedule that may include nights, weekends and holidays.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.