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Penha Longa Hotel SPA & Golf Resort

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Job description

At more than 80 award-winning properties worldwide, The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen create experiences so exceptional that long after a guest stays with us, the experience stays with them. As the premier worldwide provider of luxury experiences, we set the standard for rare and special luxury service the world over. We invite you to explore The Ritz-Carlton.

JOB SUMMARY

Assists in directing and motivating team while personally assisting in the physical set up of the function rooms (e.g., tables, chairs, dance floors, podiums, etc.) and executing events based on requirements and standards. Develops and directs team to provide consistent, high quality service. Communicates expected performance and trains staff in processes. Assists in monitoring and controlling financial and administrative responsibilities including asset protection.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 1 year experience in the event management or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; no work experience required.

JOB SPECIFIC TASKS

Participating in and Assisting in Leading Catering Teams

• Demonstrates self confidence, energy and enthusiasm.

• Understands how to manage in a culturally diverse work environment.

• Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow up.

• Demonstrates personal integrity, manages time well, and is highly visible in areas of responsibility.

• Builds a positive work environment by demonstrating self confidence, energy and enthusiasm.

Supporting the Management of Catering Operations

• Interacts with other catering employees, customers and guests, vendors and suppliers.

• Demonstrates knowledge of all departments within the property.

• Communicates group needs to various departments within the property.

• Prompts handling of all inquiries within market and parameters.

• Creates written and verbal presentations effectively.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Communicates all details of catering events to operating departments and customers.

• Manages the quality process in areas of customer service and employee satisfaction.

Supporting and Coordinating with the Sales and Marketing Function

• Qualifies business and tracks leads.

• Solicits and books meetings, conferences and catered corporate and social events.

• Finalizes and upsells catering arrangements for group/convention business.

• Negotiates and markets to drive sales and create profits.

• Identifies customer needs and all sales opportunities which ensure successful catering events.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Provides constructive coaching and counseling to employees.

• Supports the development, training, and mentoring of employees.

• Demonstrates knowledge of how and when to impose deadlines and delegate tasks.

• Motivates and provides a work environment in which employees are productive.

• Listens and responds to employee's needs.

• Manages group or interpersonal conflict situations effectively.

• Develops and manages hourly employees.

 
The Ritz-Carlton is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. The Ritz-Carlton does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Requirements

See description

Job type
Full-time
Location
Sintra, Portugal
Department
Events
Languages
Portuguese
Starting in
As soon as possible

Penha Longa Hotel SPA & Golf Resort

Located within a 545-acre national Park on the southern Sintra Mountains, Penha Longa Resort is a breathtakingly beautiful location which encompasses a luxurious hotel, a nineteenth century palace originally founded as a monastery in the fourteenth century, 27 spectacular golf holes set within historic ruins and a stunning Spa and Wellness center. Once the retreat for the Portuguese Royal Family, Penha Longa lies just 16 miles (30 minutes drive) from downtown Lisbon, or a ten-minute drive from the beaches of Estoril and Cascais.

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