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Senior Meeting and Special Event Manager

Posted April 6, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Dana Point, CA
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JOB SUMMARY

Plans and executes meetings and special events. Position assists in the implementation of departmental strategies. The position has responsibility for the execution of all property events with a seamless turnover from sales to operations and back to sales where appropriate.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 3 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Meetings and Special Events Operations and Budgets

• Researches and analyzes new products, pricing and services of competition.

• Apprises property of all groups that will impact property operations.

• Executes event management strategy that is aligned with the company’s business strategy and leads its execution.

• Conducts daily walk-through of banquet floor to help ensure client satisfaction and quality standards.

Managing Profitability

• Develops working relationships with outside vendors and supports establishing prices and service agreements to enhance the event experience and to increase additional revenue opportunities for the property as needed.

• Creates opportunities to upsell during event planning.

• Manages department controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Creates an atmosphere in all event management operations areas that meets or exceeds guest expectations.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

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

• Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.

• Strives to improve service performance.

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

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Communicates and executes departmental and property emergency procedures and ensures staff are trained in safety procedures.

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

• Monitors progress and leads discussion with staff each period.

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

• Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

• Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service and operational needs are met.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

1 Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

+1 (949) 240-2000

396 Room Hotel

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