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Director of Conferencing Services

Port Douglas, Australia
Event Management


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Posting Date Jan 16, 2020
Job Number 20008228
Job Category Event Management
Location Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, 19 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia VIEW ON MAP
Brand Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas is proudly part of the Marriott International Group. Marriott International is the world’s leading global hospitality company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. With 6,700 properties, and 30 brands, you’ll find us in your neighbourhood and in more than 110 countries across the globe. Learn more about our company Find Your World.™



This iconic Resort is situated between the renowned Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland.  The resort comprises 295 guest rooms, suites and boutique self contained villas.



We’re seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Conference Services with strong leadership skills, exceptional communications skills and impeccable personal presentation.  As the Director of Conference Services you will lead a team in the planning and coordination of all the conventions and catered events at the Resort. You will be responsible for total events revenue through developing existing customer relationships as well as sourcing new business opportunities. 




Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

Prepare and achieve outlooks, budgets and forecasts 

Analyse the activities of competitor hotels, including their customer base, with the aim of developing and securing new business

Managing the team, ensuring they are working towards achieving the hotels revenue budget for the existing and future years

Participation in developing and reviewing catering rate structures, based on market feedback and market conditions

Liaise closely with the Director of Operations, and F&B Manager to discuss strategies and communicating clearly with the team

Monitor group-billing accounts for accuracy.


The successful candidate will have:

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


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.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Exceptional time management, managerial and organisational skills

Armed with smart solutions and a can-do attitude

Energised in a fast paced environment

Proven ability to develop strong working relationships both internally and external to the organisation

Substantial experience in a similar capacity in a 5 star Hotel

Preferred applicants will have valid working rights to work in Australia.  Sponsorship will not be available for this position.



Enjoy the benefits of unlimited career opportunities,  Free on-site car parking, Uniforms provided and laundered, discounted meals,  active Social Club, exceptionally generous accommodation discounts at our 5 star International Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.  Working for Sheraton is so much more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle.  Be your best. Grow your career with Marriott, where you don’t just work–you belong.


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.

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