Event Sales Manager

Ozark, Missouri
The Ozark Mill And Finley Farms
09-15-2020
The Ozark Mill and Finley Farms
Depends on Experience  Annual

Ozark Mill and Finley Farm Description: Located in the heart of the Ozarks, Ozark Mill & Finley Farm is a historical and cultural destination for a new generation of travelers. Set along the Finley River in Ozark, MO, just a short drive from Springfield. We have taken great care to restore the working grist mill (built 1833) along the riverbank, to continue a long tradition of being the center of the community. The mill creates a unique place that embraces our heritage and supports a modern shift towards a more simple way of living. These inspired spaces offer events and programs that will allow people to experience an Ozark way of life in a whole new way. Inspired by the spirit of the Midwest, we are committed to delivering memorable experiences and genuine hospitality.

Modeled after the family farms that once dotted the Ozark landscape, Finley Farms honors the true spirit of the Ozarks agricultural beginnings—through time honored techniques, education and a sense of pride. Finely Farms is a multi-parcel, small plot, high-yield farm that will include a variety of edibles from vegetables to fruit and herbs to mushrooms. The farm produces seasonal products for the on-site farm market and restaurants. The farm is dedicated to being a resource and an educational amenity for the area. The farm grows produce that is incorporated through a myriad of food, drinks and products throughout the entire property.  

Our business focus is outdoor retail and destination hospitality. We have deep roots and a deep love for the Ozarks which is why we are committed to the conservation and restoration of our land and our landmarks.  

Position Summary: The Event Sales Manager coordinates all aspects of contracted events, and acts as a liaison between Finley Farms and guests.

Expected Contributions:

  • Adhere to standards of operations, policies, procedures, instructions, etc.,
  • Meet or exceed monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals, targets, and initiatives.
  • Maintain a complete database of accounts.
  • Conduct site tours for potential wedding and catering events.
  • Plan, sell, and service all groups assigned by Finley Farms.
  • Coordinate and Schedule Classes and Instructors for The Workshop
  • Prepares Banquet Event Orders and Resumes, constantly planning and reviewing the groups’ details and changes.
  • Ensure all Confirmations, P.O.s, etc are completed and detailed.
  • Follow all established Standards of Operation, policies, and procedures – generating and completing all necessary forms, correspondence, etc.
  • Properly convey rate and package information within approved limits to maximize and protect our overall Property revenue yields.
  • Perform in a manner that demonstrates the philosophies of Finley Farms.
  • Ensure all arrangements discussed meet guest specifications.
  • Promote all company properties and offer information to clients to cross sell the brand.
  • Perform other tasks as needed, directed, or assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Remain current with all pertinent computer software programs and equipment relative to job – Delphi, Outlook, etc.
  • Have working knowledge of all Finley Farms outlets and amenities.
  • Participate in all department meetings to include BEO, Huddle, Staff, Pre-Cons, etc.

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or hospitality related field preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sales capacity preferred

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications, problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about products, services or situations, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Delphi Trained