Head of Catering & Events - Google, UK & Ireland
As Head of Catering & Events UK & I, you will be accountable for the growth, development and management of all catering & events business across London and Ireland. This includes full accountability for event sales, services, performance and profitability as well as strategic business growth.
Google Food Vision
To inspire and enable the world to make food choices and use food experiences to develop more sustainable lifestyles and communities.
Google Food Mission
To inspire and enable the Google Community to make food choices and enjoy food experiences that support them in being their best.
Google Food Values
Our values are what we stand for and the way that we work. User-Focus, Responsibility, Transparency, Innovation, Community Snapshot of Your Role
- 50,000 (EUR) plus commission: realistic OTE of 70,000 - 75,000 (EUR)
- Monday - Friday (flexibility required!)
- Working onsite at Google, one of Restaurant Associates most innovative contracts!
? Build strong working relationships with key client contacts at a senior and strategic level to learn more about their event needs and challenges, gaining mutual trust and respect
? Create new business opportunities whenever possible
? Oversee the direction and development of your management team as they deliver Google catering services, ensuring they deliver on budget, deadlines, and to the highest quality
? Proactively look for new/smarter ways to improve department processes and procedures to deliver a faster, more efficient service to clients
? Ensure all event documents and paperwork is accurate and in place, including event running order, delivery schedules, staff briefing sheets, speaker briefing sheets etc
? Evaluates/audits working practices to manage risks and drive compliance
? Develops competitive and intelligent contract pricing
? Coach, mentor and lead your team with clear direction and focus on their roles and responsibilities set to achieve the catering & events business plan and associated targets and metrics
? Show a driven, hands-on management style that guides event best practice, raises account team performance and upholds the general vitality of the agency/client relationship
? Create a new suite of sales tools to help sell the proposition – video showreels, credentials, case studies, website page, blogs, social content etc
? Meets or exceeds targets set in annual sales planIdeal candidate
? Successful event management experience, planning and running mid-large B2B corporate events – conferences, breakfast briefings, VIP dinners, exhibitions, roadshows
? Solid understanding of the best and latest event technologies
? Exceptional project direction and management skills, ability to manage multiple timelines, deadlines, actions in a collaborative extremely fast-paced environment
? Strong experience in creating and designing event programmes, including event themes, messaging, branding, content, out the box ideas and creative approaches to improving client engagement and interaction
? Excellent client management experiences, confident in building relationships and pitching new ideas to senior stakeholders
? Excellent problem-solving skills, able to come up with solutions and overcome obstacles
? Strong collaboration and leadership skills
? Self-motivation, initiative and high energy
? Has high personal standards and promotes them in others
? Clear and confident decision making
? Excellent presentation and articulation skills
? Team leadership, team synergy and motivation
? Flexible, versatile and copes well under pressure
? Open, honest and direct – is comfortable in giving and receiving constructive feedback
? Passionate about achieving business success and driving account improvement.
At Restaurant Associates our vision is simple - 'Bringing people together with brilliant food, brilliant service and brilliant associates'
Our inspirational food is alive with flavour and nutrition, sourced in a socially responsible manner for the well-being of our customers, communities and the environment and we match this with the excellent service of our brilliant associates.
Our values are our DNA - INSPIRATIONAL FOOD - INNOVATIVE SPIRIT - ASSOCIATES WHO EXCEL - STRONGER TOGETHER