Private Events Manager – Sequoia Golf Canebrake – Hattiesburg, Mississippi 155458

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Private Events Manager

Canebrake Country Club is a golf & country club in the ClubCorp family providing an amazing golf course and other fantastic amenities to Members in Hattiesburg, MS. Create a community within your Club by working with your elite Employee Partners to build relationships with Members and guests and deliver the best in Member services. Plus, grow your career through the connections you make and enjoy the freedom to work at any ClubCorp location across the country. Enjoy the perks of working with the best and apply to join the Canebrake Country Club team today as the Private Events Manager. 

The Private Events Manager is responsible for the selling, planning and coordinating of all aspects of private event and meeting functions held within the Club to achieve the annual private event sales plan and support the Club with promoting and executing Member Events.  

Essential Functions and Accountabilities

  • Development of a sufficient prospect inventory and maintain a tracking system, to insure on-going contact with existing client base and development of new clients

  • Responsible for meeting with the clients to determine needs

  • Networking inside and outside the Club to obtain “leads” and build relationships with new and existing clients

  • Work with the Food and Beverage Team, under the guidance of the General Manager, to establish profitable and competitive private event menus that meet the client’s needs

  • Analyzes the requirements of the function and decides type of service necessary; works with published menus or structures menu proposals, draws up contract, procures client’s signature, and collects necessary deposit and payments

  • Strategize with the General Manager to review goals and a plan of how to achieve them. This meeting will include review of a Catering Sales Forecasts and upcoming prospecting focus, plus review of Prospect Inventory and Club Booking Pace Reports

  • Obtain feedback from Member/host to ensure satisfaction regularly and review private dining rooms and service requirements. React daily to Members requests and concerns regarding food and beverage service for private parties. Provide a “Warm Welcome” for Private Function Hosts and Guests upon their arrival to the Club

  • Work closely with the Membership Department in obtaining information on New Members and their needs through New Member telephone calls

  • Successfully plan and implement Member events, specials promotions, etc. account set up for each member event

  • Oversee event execution and coordinate events the day of, working with banquet captain for private events

  • Become proficient in the use of Club’s CRM system. Ensure that all banquet sales are accurately rung in and match with Club’s daily reports

  • Be visible in the Club during peak operating hours. Meet and greet Members and Guests as needed at private functions and at appropriate Club events

Job Requirements

– Two years experience as a Catering/Private Events Director within fine dining or upscale private dining establishment

– Solid understanding of banquet revenue generation

– Proven track record of sales performance along with marketing/prospecting programs that drive event revenue

– Proven ability in leadership, communication, and negotiating skills

– Creative menu development skills

– High energy and outgoing personality

– Organizational skills and attention to detail

– Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, and Excel

– Diplomatic team player able to foster relationships with Members, employee partners and guests

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