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Director of Events

posted September 16, 2019

Andaz Maui at Wailea
Wailea, HI
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Description

Andaz Maui at Wailea is seeking a highly competent and driven individual for our Director of Events role. Andaz Maui at Wailea is the first resort for the Andaz brand. Situated on Maui’s premier southwestern coastline, the 15-acre beachfront resort will be located along Mokapu Beach in Wailea, one of the most sought after leisure and resort destinations in the world. The luxury resort community of Wailea includes a 1.2 mile-long oceanfront beach path connecting five crescent-shaped, golden-sand beaches, a premier shopping center and distinguished restaurants.

The Director of Events manages the Event Sales and Planning standards including supervision of Event Managers and administrative staff. Areas of emphasis include on-going training of staff and other administrative duties, as well as achieving individual booking goals. The Director of Events has responsibility for the department achieving property Event goals. The Director should be proficient in all aspects of the Event Manager position. This position will report to the Director of Commercial Strategy.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for short and long term planning and the management of Event Sales
  • In conjunction with the Director of Commercial Strategy - Develop and recommend the budget, marketing plans and objectives and manages within those approved plans
  • Maintain or exceed budgeted sales and profits in all event areas
  • Recommend, develop and implement effective marketing plans for generating event revenues
  • Evaluate each piece of event business to ensure business can be properly serviced
  • Monitor sales performance of Event Sales Managers
  • Ability to assemble creative and innovative menus based on skills of the kitchen, and needs of the banquet operation
  • Work closely with chefs on pricing specialty menus
  • Train, supervise and work with event staff, in order to solicit and book banquet and catering functions, as well as the planning, merchandising and execution of the functions
  • Work closely with the Banquet Manager and their team to create and ensure quality levels are being met on a daily basis as well as enhancing overall banquet set-ups
  • Leads event team to build long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of hotel Catering sales objectives
  • Administer all phases of the event department, including but not limited to sales, planning, marketing, servicing and administrative procedures
  • Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures

Qualifications

  • 4 years or more of progressive hotel Event/Catering management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Service oriented style with professional presentations skills
  • At least 1-2 years experience in a senior role in Event/Catering environment preferred
  • Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and ability to improve the bottom line
  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Hyatt work experience preferred
  • Hotel/Hospitality degree an asset
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About This Employer

Andaz Maui at Wailea

3550 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, HI 96753

(808) 573-1234

297 Room Hotel

maui.andaz.hyatt.com

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Our Hotel

Perched along crescent shaped shores, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort radiates luxury. Our beachfront Maui resort immerses you in the genuine spirit of the island with ocean view rooms, suites and villas. Located near Haleakala National Park, we make it easy to explore Maui from our Wailea hotel, from its pristine beaches to its magnificent peaks and rainforests. Relax on your private lanai, enjoy canoeing in the ocean and savor local island cuisine. Find your sanctuary. 

What Guests Love:
  • Beachfront Resort: Lounge on soft white sands or enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding on Maui’s Pacific coast.
  • Luxury rooms and suites: Unwind in 290 luxurious guestrooms and suites, and ten magnificent villas with ocean and pool views.
  • Wailea cuisine: Savor local creative Hawaiian cuisine and fresh island flavors at our four restaurants and bars.
  • Dream weddings: Celebrate love on our sun-kissed beach or exchange your vows on our romantic lawn overlooking the Pacific.
  • Spa: Feel rejuvenated with sea-inspired body rituals, massage and a tranquility pool at our ocean view spa.