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Sales and Events Assistant for Barrio Bars

Posted: 37 days ago
Place: Old Street, London

Here at Barrio we create amazing Latin-inspired, feel-good bars, serving fantastic, innovative cocktails and fresh, delicious street food.
We pride ourselves on giving engaging, first-name service, having the best party-starting music around and putting on inspirational, memorable events.
As a company we believe our people come first, so we are always inclusive and involved with our teams; we are more than just a business with a plan, we are a family on a journey.
We are well into our mission to build a national bar brand, famous for bringing fun and creativity back into British nightlife, creating iconic venues and where everyone else in the industry dreams of working.
We'll stop at nothing until there's a packed Barrio in every big party neighbourhood in the UK and we have big industry-leading family of dedicated, happy, rewarded people.
Our success is based on our principles of customer interaction, memorable experiences, great attitudes, competitive creativity, 'academy of excellence' training, fun and dedication in equal measure and big rewards for big achievements.
And to ensure that success continues we rely massively on our teams of positive, dedicated people who love working at Barrio, and always feel rewarded for their love.
Sound awesome? It is.
So if you want to join a family like this, a family that's growing - then you've come to the right place.
We are currently looking for a fun and outgoing person with a passion for hospitality and always striving to exceed customer expectations. The Reservations and Events Assistant opportunity is a full time position based at our head office in Shoreditch working Tuesday to Saturday.
Duties will include the following –
- Manage high volume of inbound enquiries via email and telephone
- Maximising group bookings, capitalising on all enquiries and converting well
- Be responsible for the computerised reservations system (Collins), and ensure that revenue is maximised through effective use of available space and table plans.
- Upsell packages and process prepayment for deposits
- Assist Corporate Events Manager with room hire, private hire and seasonal events
- Work towards sales targets with monthly reviews
The right person will have a natural flair for customer service, exceptional organisational skills, be able to deal with a large number of enquiries in a fast paced environment, sales orientated and have impeccable written and spoken English.
We offer good rates of pay based on experience and also training and career progression opportunities as we continue to expand. The expectations are high, but if you've got what it takes, and you want to develop in a structured way, then Barrio is the place for you.
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Good luck with your application!

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