Food and Beverage Business Development Manager

Job title: Food and Beverage Business Development Manager

Company: Hilton

Job description: Ready to seal the deal?

WELCOME TO A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES – No two days or two hotels are the same. Still, our spirit and passion for hospitality always bring all our teams together to create a culture of inclusiveness, positivity and drive to achieve our common goal. “To share the light and warmth of hospitality”. With amazing training, resources and support from both managers and colleagues, there is always an opportunity to develop and grow.


  • Competitive salary + Incentive Scheme
  • Free and healthy meals when on duty
  • Complimentary access to wellness facilities, featuring a pool, gym, sauna and steam room
  • Team events and initiatives such as cinema visits or staff parties, team treats and wellness days
  • Grow your Career
  • Personal Development programmes are designed to support you at every step of your career
  • A chance to make a difference through our Corporate Responsibility programmes – Find out what and how we are doing (

) * Team Member Travel Program: discounted hotel nights plus 50% off Food and Beverages (subject to individual outlets)

  • Team Member Referral Program
  • Peoples pension with employers contribution
  • High street discounts: with Perks at Work
  • Holiday: 28 days including bank holidays (increasing yearly to up to 33 days)
  • Discounted dental and health cover
  • Guest Experience Day after successfully passing probation

We are looking for a Food & Beverage Business Development Manager, passionate about the Manchester bar and restaurant scene, to grow revenue through increasing sales within events, and corporate and private bookings, for both food and beverage in Cloud 23 and Podium bar and restaurant.

You will have experience in sales within the bar and restaurant industry with a proven track record in managing your own workload and taking responsibility for achieving sales targets.

You will be self-motivated and driven by the success that comes from proactively generating sales through increasing pre-booked business and events, including, but not limited to, the following actions:

Pro-actively research new clients and opportunities to promote Cloud 23 and Podium Restaurant to drive sales

Secure new and existing client meetings and show rounds and attend local networking events.

Proactively contribute to the on-site Commercial Focus Meetings, working with the Food and Beverage team to develop actions plans to deliver each concept within the local market

Ensure all sales and event enquiries are dealt with efficiently and in line with Hilton standards

Develop a database of clients interested in new Cloud 23 and Podium menus and activations, with whom to network to generate additional sales

Liaise with the marketing team to ensure that all products are promoted in full within the local market and across all social media platforms

We expect the role to be 40% proactive, (16 hours) 30% marketing and 30% reactive sales (12 hours each)

What are we looking for:

A Sales team member serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

Positive attitude and good communication skills, both verbal and written

Strong organisational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines

Maintain awareness of the current trends of the Manchester food and beverage market scene, plus knowledge to predict future trends

Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service

A strong commercial awareness, to understand the needs of the business, and create effective strategies to influence future performance

Excellent grooming standards

Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations

Ability to work under pressure and under own initiative

Experience in a sales role with a proven track record to close a sale

Want to know more about this job?

Contact Joseph directly in our Recruitment Team on


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Location: Manchester

Job date: Sat, 20 May 2023 07:59:55 GMT

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