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Banquet Manager

Posted May 6, 2021

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, SC
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JOB SUMMARY

Directs and motivates team while personally assisting in providing high quality service based on requirements and standards. Monitors and controls financial and administrative responsibilities including asset protection. Provides clear and concise communications to everyone having ownership in the success of the event. Identifies training opportunities and plans a strategy to accomplish goals.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, or related professional area.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Banquet Operations

• Projects supply needs for the department, (e.g., china, glass, silver, buffet presentations, props).

• Applies knowledge of all laws, as they relate to an event.

• Understands the impact of Banquet operations on the overall success of an event and manages activities to maximize customer satisfaction.

• Adheres to and reinforces all standards, policies, and procedures.

• Maintains established sanitation levels.

• Manages departmental inventories and maintains equipment.

• Uses banquet beverage records to control liquor costs and manage the banquet beverage perpetual inventory.

• Schedules banquet service staff to forecast and service standards, while maximizing profits.

• Assists team in developing lasting relationships with groups to retain business and increase growth.

Participating in and Leading Banquet Teams

• Sets goals and delegates tasks to improve departmental performance.

• Conducts monthly department meetings with the Banquet team.

• Applies and continually broadens knowledge of food and wine pairings and cutting edge cuisine with emphasis on current event trends.

• Acts as a liaison to the kitchen staff.

• Leads shifts and actively participates in the servicing of events.

Ensuring and Providing Exceptional Customer Service

• 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.

• Reviews comment cards and guest satisfaction results with employees.

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.

• Reviews quarterly Meeting Planner Survey results and participates in the development and implementation of corrective action to address service challenges; focuses on continuous improvement of guest satisfaction.

• Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

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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About this Employer

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Two Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 681-4000

416 Room Hotel

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Nestled along Hilton Head Island's legendary white sand beaches and nestled amidst swaying palmetto trees, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers travelers a true tropical oasis.

Your hotel experience begins with our spacious, thoughtfully designed guestrooms, which are designed to reflect their coastal Carolina setting. All feature the Westin Heavenly Bed® and double-vanity Heavenly Bath®, as well as a private balcony; many balconies boast stunning ocean views.

Enjoy the array of inspired amenities available at our resort, including private beach access, three beautiful swimming pools and four on-site restaurants.

Children will love spending time at the Westin Family Kids Club, while adults can escape to the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for a rejuvenating massage. We also offer our hotel guests exclusive access to the adjacent Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club for championship golf and tennis. If you're hosting a meeting or special occasion on Hilton Head Island, look no further than our 39,000 square feet of flexible venue space, including the picturesque Grand Ocean Terrace, which boasts sweeping ocean views.