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Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

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Job description

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

Demonstrates knowledge by leading the team to accomplish daily goals. Ensures the highest level of service during events by training and developing staff and executing the requirements of events based on standards. Drives customer satisfaction and capitalizes on revenue during the event phase of a function. Provides clear and concise communications to everyone having ownership in the success of the event. Monitors and controls financial and administrative responsibilities to meet or exceed department goals.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 3 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; 1 year experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Banquet Operations

• Projects supply needs for the department, (e.g., china, glass, silver, buffet presentations, props).

• Applies knowledge of all laws, as they relate to an event.

• Uses banquet beverage “Use” records to control liquor costs and manage the banquet beverage perpetual inventory.

• Ensures accurate customer billing for banquet events.

• Ensures coordination and execution throughout the event.

• Attends pre-conference meetings to ensure specifications of the group event are well executed.

• Ensures function space and corresponding heart of the house areas are cleaned and maintained.

• Ensures furniture and equipment is maintained and inventory levels are kept in accordance to corporate guidelines.

Leading Banquet Team

• Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

• Leads shifts and actively participates in the servicing of events.

• Leads discussions to review scheduled events and proactively avoid service challenges and failures.

• Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement.

Managing Profitability

• Assists team in developing lasting relationships with groups to retain business and increase growth.

• Manages department controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Anticipates guests' needs and responds promptly.

• Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

• Handles guest problems and complaints.

• Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Strives to improve service performance.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Communicates and executes departmental and property emergency procedures and ensures staff are trained in safety procedures.

• Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/or managers.

• Interviews and hires employees with the appropriate skills to meet the business needs of the operation.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

• Monitors and manages the payroll function.

• Schedules banquet service staff to forecast and service standards, while maximizing profits.

• Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.

• Effectively schedules to business demands and for tracking of employee time and attendance.

• Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members.

• Strives to improve employee retention.

• Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.

• Sets goals and delegates tasks to improve departmental performance.

• Provides additional training to employees of other departments when additional assistance is needed for larger functions.

 
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.

Requirements

See description

Job type
Full-time
Location
Doha, Qatar
Department
Events
Starting in
As soon as possible

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Situated on the shores of West Bay and the sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, the landmark 5-star Sheraton Grand Doha has been restored to its former glory, preserving its authenticity while cutting-edge amenities and facilities cater to today’s international traveller.

The hotel is home to numerous restaurants, bars and lounges including La Veranda, the truly Italian restaurant and Irish Harp, Doha’s popular Irish pub.

Refresh your taste buds with our two new restaurants, Nusr-Et Steakhouse and Em-Sherif (coming soon) replacing your old favourites Al Maskar and Al Shaheen!

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