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JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

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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

Responsible for preparing all event documentation and coordinates with Sales, property departments and customer to ensure consistent, high level service throughout pre-event, event and post-event phases of property events. This position primarily handles events of average complexity. Ensures their property events have a seamless turnover from sales to service back to sales. Recognizes opportunities to maximize revenue opportunities by up-selling and offering enhancements to create outstanding events.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; experienced (1 – 2 years of 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; at least 1 year experience in the event management or related professional area required.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Event Logistics and Operations

• Ensures that events progress seamlessly by following established procedures, collaborating with other employees, and ensuring accuracy.

• Greets customer during the event phase and hands-off to the Event Operations team for the execution of details.

• Adheres to all standards, policies, and procedures.

• Ensures billing accuracy and conducts bill reviews with the clients prior to processing the final bill.

• Manages group room blocks and meeting space for average to large-sized assigned groups.

• Identifies operational challenges associated with his/her group and determines how to best work with the property staff and customer to solve these challenges\ and/or develop alternative solutions.

• Uses his/her judgment to integrate current trends in event management and event design.

• Acts as liaison between field sales person and customer throughout the event process (pre-event, event, post-event).

• Participates in customer site inspections and assists with the sales process as necessary.

• Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

• Solicits feedback from the property departments to identify areas for improvement to enhance the Event Planner’s experience.

Ensuring and Providing Exceptional Customer Service

• Delivers excellent customer service throughout the customer experience and encourages the same from other employees.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Coordinates and communicates event details both verbally and in writing to the customer and property operations.

• Makes presence known to customer at all times during this process.

• Oversees his/her customer experiences from file turnover through the post event phase until turnover back to sales.

• Follows up with customer post-event.

• Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

• Uses personal judgment and expertise to enhance the customer experience.

• Stays available to solve problems and/or suggest alternatives to previous arrangements.

• Works to continually improve customer service by integrating obtained feedback and personal judgment into action plans.

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

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

• Ensures hourly employees understand expectations and parameters for event activities.

Leading Event Management Teams

• Conducts formal pre- and post-event meetings as required to review/communicate group needs and feedback.

• Leads formal pre-event and post-event meetings for average to large-sized assigned groups.

• Facilitates various meetings as he/she perceives necessary (Banquet Event Order meeting, block review, etc).

Supporting and Coordinating with the Sales and Marketing Function

• Assists in the sales process and revenue forecasting for customer groups.

• Up-sells products and services throughout the event process.

• Forecasts group sleeping rooms and event revenue (catering and audio visual) for his/her groups.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Reviews comment cards and guest satisfaction results with employees.

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

• Assists in the development and implementation of corrective action plans.

• Take initiative to use his/her experience to improve service performance according to his/her evaluation of the issue and resolution.

• Works with the property staff and customers to address operational challenges associated with his/her group.

• Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

MANAGEMENT COMPTENCIES

Leadership

Adaptability- Maintains performance level under pressure or when experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.

Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.

Problem Solving and Decision Making- Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develop and evaluate alternatives and solutions, solve problems, and choose a course of action.

Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.

Managing Execution

Building and Contributing to Teams- Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Driving for Results- Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships

Coworker Relationships- Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.

Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.

Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of own assignments and suggests improvements to work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.

Talent Management - Provides support and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.

Business Acumen- Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations.

Technical Acumen- Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct.

oEvent Planning- The ability to connect with customers, detail events, upsell products and services, manage multiple customers at a given time, be detailed orientated, understand and have a working knowledge of catering and event management systems.

oEvent Services- Have a working knowledge of standards and procedures for proper meeting room and table set-ups, various meeting room and table configurations and the set-up of staging and dance flooring.

Basic Competencies- Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.

oBasic Computer Skills- Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).

oMathematical Reasoning- Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.

oOral Comprehension- Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

oReading Comprehension - Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

oWriting - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

 
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.

Requisitos

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Tipo de oferta de empleo
A tiempo completo
Ubicación
London, United Kingdom
Departamento
Eventos
Idiomas
Inglés
Fecha de incorporación
Lo antes posible
Duración del contrato
Indefinido

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel is one of London’s most iconic hotels. Centrally located in the heart of London overlooking Hyde Park in exclusive Mayfair, it holds one of the capital’s most desirable addresses in ‘Park Lane’. With a rich history and built to the designs of L. Rome Guthrie and Sir Edwin Lutyens from 1927 and 1929, Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel has long held its position as a leader in Central London luxury hotels.

The hotel boasts 496 luxurious guest rooms including 73 suites, and offers a wide array of culinary experiences, from elegant, award-winning afternoon tea or a glass of Champagne in The Park Room to an evening cognac at the The Library Bar. For a fantastic dinner, JW Steakhouse embodies the hotel’s historical American connections, allowing guests to indulge in London’s finest steaks in a classic American steak house setting. For a more traditional British setting, enjoy a delicious international meal at Corrigan’s Mayfair. For a drink, enjoy one of the many Bourbons on offer at the Bourbon Bar or experience the famous Red Bar and its unique cocktails.

Near to everything, convenient for everyone, the hotel has an unrivaled range of entertaining space. With 20 meeting rooms in 86 Park Lane including the famous Great Room and the Ballroom, totaling 5,660 square meters, it is one of the most flexible and elegant venues in London for a business or social event, whether entertaining on the grandest scale or working one to one.

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