Event Manager-Seattle Airport Marriott

    • Job Tracking ID: 512688-684040
    • Job Location: Seattle, WA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 22, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Hotel: Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel
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Job Description:

Come join our team as Conference Services Manager. This position is responsible to assist in the overall efficient operation of the Conference Services Section within the Sales Department. Responsible for the efficient and professional coordination of any assigned conference or meeting group. Also responsible for social catering sales including weddings, local events and day meetings.

Essential functions:

Document and organize detailed requirements of each function. Coordinate activities of various departments. To service accounts, such as directing room service in the creation and delivery of VIP amenities.

  • Perform admininistrative duties relevant to account responsibilites in compliance with corporate guidelines. Document and organize detailed requirements of each function. Coordinate activities of various departments to service accounts, such as directing room service in the creation and delivery of VIP amenities.
  • Communicate with sales, front office and reservations in order to coordinate and monitor guest room blocks and special reservation needs. Assign banquet/meeting rooms set up based on needs of clients, e.g. schoolroom. Review banquet personnel work to ensure accuracy. Monitor in house group activity providing assistance as needed such as organizing exhibit set up.
  • Establish rapport with and entertain meeting planners while promoting hotel facilities and services. Conduct walking site inspections throughout property.
  • Advise sales staff as to ability to accommodate client demands including phone requirements, fit of available space and materials such as booths. Assist sales staff in promoting hotel, developing leads and securing rebooking.
  • Plan and conduct pre and post convention meetings with clients and respective departments.
  • Document tracking of group activity. Access and input data into a computer system to generate account history reports.

Other:

  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.
  • Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of hotel facilities. Employees who violate Hotel rules and regulation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Supportive Functions:

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the hotel.

  • Assist banquet staff in room set up as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

 

Experience and Skills:

 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITY

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

* Ability to utilize a computer system. 

* Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.

* Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

* Ability to work flexible schedule, as well as being able to work shift standing on feet and walking throughout hotel or sitting for long periods of time.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education: Four-year college degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum of six months of hotel experience.

 

GROOMING:

All employees must matain a neat, clean and well-groomed apperance (specific standards available).

 

 

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