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Franchised Banquet Manager

Savannah, Georgia
Food and Beverage & Culinary


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Posting Date Jun 03, 2019
Job Number 19075717
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, 300 West River Street, Savannah, Georgia, United States VIEW ON MAP
Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? Yes
Position Type Management

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Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Kessler Enterprise, Inc. IV. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel’s employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International.


"Beginning in the Fall 2019, JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District is set to transform Savannah historic riverfront into a vibrant new entertainment destination inviting guests and visitors to experience incredible dining between 12+ outlets, live music and concerts, high-end shopping and inspired hotel stays. The JW Marriott Savannah will offer 419 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites for couples, families, business guests and groups looking for inspiration, and discerning travelers with an appetite for something different.
JW Marriott Savannah offers a work experience unlike any other”where pursuing your passion is not only welcomed, it actively encouraged. We™re seeking over 700 new associates (aka Grand Performers) to fill positions in entertainment, hospitality and other specialty services at Plant Riverside District.
As a Grand Performer, you will have access to ELITE Benefits/Perks such as:
  • Hotel Stay and Food/Beverage discounts at Marriott Hotels Worldwide for you and your family/friends
  • Free Employee Meals
  • We are all friends here!  Refer your friends and get a Bonus up to $2000 if they are hired!
  • Largest Hospitality Employer in Savannah “ growth opportunities are unlimited!
  • 20% Discount at all Kessler restaurants, Art Galleries, and Spas
  • Start early with your Retirement Plan!  401K match up to 6% - goes into effect after 3 months
  • Health Insurance Plans as low as $22/week!
  • Stay Healthy!  Kessler Wellness Challenge “ promotes healthy lifestyle with discounts at gyms and giveaways
  • Discounted Bus Passes
  • We care about your Fur Babies too!  We provide discounted Pet Insurance!
  •  23 days of Paid Time Off (PTO)/year “ start accruing right away!
  • Enjoy the Holidays! We offer Seven (7) paid holidays throughout the year!
  • Tickets at Work discounts, special access to theme parks and more!
  • Recognition Program with amazing prizes!
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Certification Assistance
  • Company paid Basic Life Insurance $10,000
*****This position is expected to start 1 month prior to opening date*****
The overall objective and purpose of the Banquet Manager is to direct all aspects of the Banquets outlet ensuring our guests receive a pleasurable experience.  The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the Caf / Starbucks functions in accordance with all SOPs to provide highest levels of service for banquet attendees.  They are to provide inspiring and strategic leadership while directing the activities of the banquet department in support of the mission, core values, standards and goals established by the company.
Areas of Responsibility (AOR)
  • Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Oversees the day to day operations of the Banquets outlets staff ensuring that the total guest experience is second to none. 
  • Creates and edits work schedules and evaluates work performance of GPs while keeping with the assigned Labor Standards.
  • Responsible for the care of banquet spaces and equipment.
  • Makes certain corrective action is taken to continuously improve service results. 
  • Interview, schedule, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, resolve problems, provide open communication, and recommend discipline when appropriate.
  • Inspects dining tables and work areas for cleanliness. 
  • Requisitions supplies such as glassware, china, and silverware. 
  • Oversees the set-up and take down of banquet events. 
  • Requisitions table linen, china, glassware, and silverware.
  • Point of contact for all groups. 
  • Liaise with the Event Service Manager, Banquet Chef, and Banquet Captain on all events.
  • Consults with Food and Beverage Director Manager or Executive Chef on such items as serving arrangements and additional GPS and equipment needed.
  • Assigns duties, work stations, and responsibilities to personnel and directs their performance. 
  • Produce weekly schedules and monitors payroll system for accuracy.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Supervisory and leadership responsibilities include achieving results through providing direction and accountability of the following Grand Performers within the culture and policies established by the Kessler Collection. 
  • Banquet Captain
  • Standards & Culture
  • Individuals must serve as a cultural ambassador by upholding and promoting our standards.
  • Image & Presence: Bohemian. Our team is sophisticated and purposeful in their communication and body language
  • 50% Classical European, 35% Colorful Gypsy Lifestyle,  15% Funky California Free Spirit
  • Service: Intuitive. Our team inspires the guest (and Grand Performer) experience with warmth and deliberate elegance.
  • Greet, Undivided Attention, Enthusiastic Response, Smile, Thank You
  • Listen, Empathize & Apologize, Accept Responsibility, Do Something About  it, Exceed Expectations, Recover Loyalty
Performance: Extraordinary. Our team rises to outperform and consistently beat our best for even better.
Be Aligned:  Collaborate effectively to accomplish goals and achieve results in the Kessler way.
Be Accountable:  Have courage, accept responsibility for actions and/or inactions and expect others to do the same.
Key Partnerships 
  • To perform this role successfully, an individual must cultivate successful relationships with the following individuals to achieve alignment and support.
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Banquet Chef
  • Event Services Manager
"Education, Certifications, Work Experience: 
  • High School diploma - required
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in similar scope and title “ required
  • Experience within luxury brand/markets “ preferred
  • Manager food safety certification and TIPS training certification - preferred or attained within 30 days"


This company is an equal opportunity employer.






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