Senior Events Manager

Montreal

Offre publiée le 2024-01-27

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

JOB SUMMARY

Prepares all event documentation and coordinates with Sales, property departments and customer to ensure consistent, high level service throughout the pre-event, event and post-event phases of property events.

This position primarily handles complex events. Ensures a seamless turnover from sales to service back to sales. Recognizes opportunities to maximize revenue by up-selling and offering enhancements to create outstanding events.

Supports and acts on behalf of the Director of Event Management or Director of Event Planning and Operations in his / her absence.

Serves as the event planner’s primary contact (following turnover) on property and is responsible for his / her experience.

CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED; 2 years 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. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Executing Event Operations

  • Solve problems and / or suggest alternatives to previous arrangements if necessary.
  • Leads pre-event and post-event meetings for assigned groups.
  • Identifies operational challenges associated with his / her group and works with the property staff and customer to solve these challenges and / or develop alternative solutions.
  • Manages customer budgets to maximize revenue and meet customer needs.
  • Oversees his / her customer experiences from file turnover through the post event phase until turnover back to sales.
  • Conducts pre- and post-event meetings as required to review / communicate group needs and feedback.
  • Manages group room blocks and meeting space for assigned groups.
  • Adheres to all standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members. Executing the Sales and Marketing Strategy
  • Up-sells products and services throughout the event process.
  • Participates in customer site inspections and assists with the sales process when necessary.
  • Acts as liaison between field sales person and customer throughout the event process (pre-event, event, post-event). Managing Profitability
  • Manages revenue and profitability associated with events.
  • Forecasts group sleeping rooms and event revenue (catering and audio-visual) for his / her groups.
  • Reviews billing and payments with clients. Providing Exceptional Customer Service
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Makes presence known to customer at all times during entire event process.
  • Follows up with customer post-event.
  • Greets customer during the event phase and hands-off to the Event Operations team for the execution of details.
  • Strives to improve service performance.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Reviews comment cards and guest satisfaction results with associates.
  • Coordinates and communicates verbally and in writing with customer (internal and external) regarding event details. The salary range for this position is to annually.
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