Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0117
Post Date 8/9/2019
Title Regional Catering Manager
City Atlanta
State GA
Description OVERVIEW:
Phil Romano founded Macaroni Grill on a simple belief. He set out to create a restaurant inspired by his grandfather’s kitchen in upstate New York, where the cuisine was rooted in Italian tradition, but the emphasis was on a place family could gather and have a great time over food made with the finest of ingredients. He focused on the little things and that quality is still engrained in our culture 30 years later. It’s a belief that that every tiny detail enhances our Guests’ experience and separates our restaurants from others.

Late 2018 Romano’s Macaroni Grill acquired Sullivan’s Steakhouse. A 1940’s Chicago-style steakhouse offering the finest Certified Angus Beef; select seafood, lamb and chicken entrees, appetizers, soups, salads, and side dishes (including Sullivan’s renowned au gratin potatoes). Sullivan’s is rooted in the rich tradition of classic steakhouses, but with a lively twist that turns every meal into a night to remember.

We know that without our Guests we do not exist, therefore our team at every level takes immense pride in their part of creating the best Guest experience in the industry. From building our relationships with small vendors we work with, to carefully selecting the ingredients for our meals and maintaining a spotless house for our Guests, we go the extra mile to create memorable connections at the table. Our team lives the beliefs that make us the #1 Italian restaurant chain and neighborhood steakhouse in the nation.

The Regional Catering Manager is responsible for catering and events sales growth in their assigned market with a primary focus on acquiring large catering and on-premise accounts, generating consistent orders as they target, acquire, and grow sales in their market. The RCM partners with operations management at the regional and restaurant levels in order to ensure alignment, flawless execution and repeat business.
• Build a comprehensive regional market sales plan and strategy consistent with the national catering and events sales plan to ensure sales targets are achieved.
• Focus on large national and regional account development utilizing company tools and resources to secure on-going business.
• Organize daily and weekly plans to meet with new and existing clients to solicit catering sales, both on premise and off premise sales.
• Ensure new business prospecting plans and tactics are successfully implemented and achieve plan sales closure targets.
• Maintain market report metrics to ensure catering and events leadership can develop and adjust plans accordingly to achieve sales targets.
• Partner with regional operations management to ensure seamless implementation of plans.
• Maintain CRM data base including client follow up to ensure customer satisfaction and promote repeat business.
• Conduct monthly business updates with catering/events, marketing and operations management to surface customer insights, areas of improvement and plans to improve performance.
• Budget/Forecast sales for each period and ensure fact-based analysis to support business trends
Competency Profile
• Strong influence management skills and can effectively work with multiple stakeholders

• 3-5 years of professional sales experience, ideally in food service
• Outstanding communication skills with emphasis on oral communications and presenting to diverse audiences
• Driven, creative and a self-starter
• Able to build and maintain strong external relationships
• Strong influence management skills and can effectively work with multiple stakeholders

Romano’s Macaroni Grill® is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and developing a high-quality, restaurant operating company by focusing on our key values, our team and our strategic partnerships.
All qualified individuals seeking job opportunities with Romano's Macaroni Grill® will receive consideration for employment and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, the presence of non-job related medical conditions, or any other basis prohibited by state
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