The renowned Sage Restaurant Group is set to hire an accomplished Sales and Marketing Manager to lead at their award-winning concept Mercat a la Planxa, inside the Blackstone Hotel Downtown Chicago. Mercat offers an authentic dining experience that combines fresh meats and produce with the energetic spirit of a Barcelona market. The interiors boast bright, rich fabrics and weathered mosaic tiles, accented by dynamic sculptural furniture and distinctive art murals. The inspired menu offers diners the chance to experience the rich culture of Barcelona, whether they’re savoring small plates, distinctive steaks, or sampling from Mercat’s extensive cava, sangria, and wine or bar selections. Mercat a la Planxa combines the best of both the old and new worlds, bringing a Catalan aesthetic to the heart of Chicago.
Sage Restaurant Group’s mission is to create the best restaurants in the world, we focus on building independent restaurants and lounges adjacent to our hotels in prime locations. We connect with the people that live and work in the communities we serve by providing innovative, playful, locally focused food and beverage experiences
Restaurant Sales and Marketing Manager
Mercat a la Planxa
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
The Sales and Marketing Manager is responsible for driving sales, brand awareness and guest traffic through a variety of channels such as: Private Dining and Event Sales, Social Media, Traditional Media, Cold Calls, Community Outreach, networking events and any other methods that are effective. The SMM will also work with our Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing and marketing consultants to develop promotions. Additional responsibilities may include dining room floor coverage as requested by the GM.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Knowledge of CRM management and customer segmentation
Experience leveraging customer loyalty data to deliver targeted SRG marketing programs
Working knowledge Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint
Knowledge and experience using customer segmentation to deliver integrated solutions for customers
Sitting 85%, Walking 5%, Standing 5%, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing 5%
Four year college degree required
Combination of 5 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, social media and guest loyalty programs
Experience in catering sales a plus.
General office equipment: computer, copier, facsimile, telephone, calculator, etc.
Prolonged sitting throughout entire shift at computerized workstation in office environment.
Full Time - Regular