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Director of Event Services

San Francisco, California
Event Management


Job Description

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Posting Date Oct 05, 2018
Job Number 18002NYH
Job Category Event Management
Location San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California VIEW ON MAP
Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you’re happy, our guests will be happy. It’s as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you’ll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That’s The JW Treatment™.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the Event Services Department. Manages and leads event service staff and acts as a liaison between Banquets/Catering, Event Technology, Event Planning, Sales and the customer to ensure consistent, high level service throughout property events. Promotes consistency by executing events based on catering/event service/food and beverage Standard Operating Procedures. The position ensures the Red Coat Program (MHR) is in place and adhered to by all Event Service Managers. The position is responsible for achieving guest and employee satisfaction and for assisting in managing the financial performance of the department. In addition, the Director of Event Services recognizes opportunities to up-sell and suggests enhancements to create outstanding events.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Event Services Operations

• Meets with Event Managers to review scheduled events and troubleshoot potential problems/conflict.

• Coordinates all projects involving capital resources used by the department.

• Works closely with Director of Catering Operations to ensure successful customer events.

• Ensures leadership is aware of significant groups which may affect property operations.

• Consult s with customers in order to determine objectives and requirements for events such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.

Leading Event Services Teams

• Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.

• Identifies key drivers of business success and keeps team focused on the critical few to achieve results.

• Ensures integration of departmental goals in game plans.

• Ensures brand and regional business initiatives are implemented and communicates follow-up actions to team as necessary.

Managing Profitability

• Introduces ideas to leadership team to enable property to remain competitive.

• Encourages calculated risk-taking to generate incremental revenue and deliver excellent guest service.

• Works directly with major groups when high profile and financial impact will be significant (limited instances).

• Develops working relationships with outside vendors and establishes prices and service agreements to enhance the event experience and to increase additional revenue opportunities for the property.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Creates an atmosphere in all event management operations areas that meets or exceeds guest expectations.

• Consult with customers in order to determine objectives and requirements for events such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Works with Human Resources to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

• Reviews property specific event operations annually and makes appropriate adjustments.

• Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service and operational needs are met.

• Communicates and ensures departmental and property emergency procedures are executed when necessary.

• Ensures that regular, ongoing communication is happening in all areas of event operations.

 
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.Marriott International considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


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