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Executive Meeting Manager

posted January 12, 2019

The Westin Portland Harborview
Portland, ME
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About This Job

You’re upbeat, high-energy, a natural at persuasion and making connections. You enjoy navigating number-packed spreadsheets as much as guest-packed events. And, your ability to grasp client needs is well matched with your knowledge of hotel property offerings and banquet operations. You capture the vision and communicate critical details between all parties without missing a beat. Wildly successful events, happy, returning clients, a thriving list of prospects, and optimized sales revenues, become the norm. As Executive Meeting Manager, you would be well positioned to grow your sales experience, while working closely with Interstate’s talented Sales and Marketing team.

As Executive Meeting Planner, you will

  • Use your sales prowess and flair for relationship building to develop, capture and secure new and repeat business, maximizing sales revenue and achieving financial goals. Exercise your power of persuasion in negotiating room rates, catering prices and group sales terms, optimizing space and maximizing revenue.
  • Connect with people in a meaningful way, continually innovating to expand the reach of corporate, business and travel industry accounts, tapping into community organizations and the media to elevate the property’s market share awareness and drive further business.
  • Capture the client’s vision and effectively convey specifications to appropriate departments, rapidly responding to inquiries, concerns, and issues, ensuring an exceptional client experience and driving future sales. Skillfully prepare and execute sales contracts, event orders, and group resumes.
  • Channel your inner-creative to develop outstanding events and meetings and execute them to the delight of your client.    

Fundamentals

A four-year college degree or equivalent education or experience is required, with a minimum of one year’s sales or catering experience in a related position.  Excellent written, verbal English communication and presentation skills are needed to be successful in this role.  Regular use of computer, business software and equipment is expected. This position requires full mobility and driving occasionally.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3830 or email ADA.Assistance@interstatehotels.com with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.

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About This Employer

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street
Portland, ME 04101

(207) 775-5411

289 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

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Our Hotel

The Westin Portland Harborview provides travelers a perfect vantage point to explore Maine's largest city. Originally opened in 1927 as the Eastland Park Hotel, this historic hotel has been immaculately restored. Visitors can take a short walk to discover the Old Port and some of the best restaurants, retail shops, museums and artistic venues in Maine. Guests will leave feeling better than when they arrived when they stay over in our plush rooms and suites. Each of the guest rooms feature a stunning view of downtown, the harbor or Casco Bay. Guests can enjoy a thoroughly satisfying night's sleep in a Westin Heavenly® Bed. They can re-energize in our state-of-the-art Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio or relax with a massage, manicure and more at Artné Spa. We offer on-site dining, including the timelessly chic Top of the East rooftop restaurant with panoramic views. Weddings and meetings thrive here with nearly 15,000 square feet of event space and a spectacular grand ballroom.