Director of Catering & Events

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SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills

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Job description

The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of locally authentic hotels and resorts from around the world. Our hotel teams curate the world’s most enriching and desirable destination experiences. Our mission is to guide our guests, these seasoned travelers on transformative journeys that touch their spirits, enrich their lives and create lasting memories. If you are someone with an appreciation for evocative storytelling and a desire to provide genuine, personalized, and anticipatory service, then we invite you to join us on our journey and explore a career with The Luxury Collection.

JOB SUMMARY

Manages event management functions and staff on a daily basis, including the departments of Event Planning, Banquets/Catering, Event Service and Event Technology (Destination Management, if applicable). Position has overall responsibility for executing all property events with a seamless turnover from sales to operations and back to sales while consistently delivering a high level of service. Ensures team maximizes revenue opportunities by up-selling and accurately forecasting (catering and group rooms) all events. The position is responsible for achieving guest and employee satisfaction and for managing the financial performance of the department.

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 Planning Operations

• Leads execution of activities to support the Event Management strategy.

• Works with direct reports to review scheduled events and event complexity in order to avoid potential service challenges and failures.

• Ensures the property is apprised of all groups that will impact property operations.

• Ensures meeting 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.

• Leads the catering menu development process.

• Works with culinary team to ensure compliance to food handling and sanitation standards.

• Oversees turned opportunities’ function space and group room blocks.

• Maintains inventories to maximize customer satisfaction and revenue opportunities.

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

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

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

• Works directly with high profile and high revenue groups to ensure an excellent customer experience for all customers.

Leading Discipline and Department Teams

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

• Communicates vision for service delivery in Event Management to ensure guest is serviced from arrival to departure (e.g., greeting from maitre’d or event services team, food and beverage delivery, fulfillment of special requests, invitation to return).

• Assigns all events turned over to Event Planning team (if no DEP).

• Manages customer budgets to maximize revenue and meet customer needs.

• Champions all standards, policies and procedures (PPM, Core Deliverables, SOPs, LSOPs, etc.).

Ensuring and Providing Exceptional Customer Service

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

• Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters.

Managing the Sales and Marketing Strategy

• 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.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

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

• Ensures that regular, ongoing communication is happening in all areas of event operations (e.g., Banquet Event Order meetings, pre-event briefings and staff meetings).

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

 
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.

Requirements

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Job type
Fulltime job
Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department
Events
Starting in
As soon as possible

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