Director of Sales
Ridgewells Catering is seeking a Director for Sales to oversee the management and business development of the Sales Department. The ideal candidate will be able to generate profitable sales, assist with growth opportunities and maintain and build valued partnerships with clients, vendors and venues. This position will manage our team of Event Designers and report directly to the CEO. Other responsibilities include, developing sales strategies by identifying customer’s current and future needs, establishing sales development goals and objectives with the CEO, establishing relationships with sites, maintaining relations with customers by organizing and developing specific customer-relations programs, negotiating contracts and mentoring the Event Designers in order to achieve a targeted level of profitability. The Director of Sales will lead, encourage and inspire sales ideas, teach sales techniques and expand knowledge. Candidate should have a minimum of seven years of off-site catering/food service sales experience, including a minimum of five years managing a sales team. Must possess strong management, organization, sales, problem solving and communication skills and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Hospitality, or related field.
Founded as a family business in 1928, Ridgewells Catering has been setting the bar on the Washington social scene for over 85 years. We’re more than caterers of delicious gourmet cuisine. Our visionary team is in the business of making memories, building relationships, and most of all, creating beautiful celebrations. To us, special events are about joy, artistry, and creative possibility. Whether it an intimate gathering or an elegant gala - corporate, weddings, celebrations and major events; our passion for celebration shines on and on. The secret recipe for our success is this: Take three main ingredients: people, quality and service. Season with integrity. Flavor with close attention and innovation. Ensure freshness. Serve up with a flourish.
We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; 401(K) retirement plan, free meals, parking, and much more. Competitive compensation determined by experience.
How to Apply: Please put “Director of Sales” in the subject field of email.