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Senior Event Manager

Posted June 10, 2021

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Chantilly, VA
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Posting Date Jun 08, 2021 Job Number 21052697 Job Category Event Management Location Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, Virginia, United States VIEW ON MAP Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts Schedule Full-Time Relocation? N Position Type Management Located Remotely? N Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels. Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel. JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you’re happy, our guests will be happy. It’s as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you’ll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That’s The JW Treatment™. 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. 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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Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

1-703-818-0300

336 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

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The Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles combines elegant hotel accommodations with a sophisticated meeting and wedding venue in Chantilly, VA. This conference center hotel offers convenient access in a retreat like setting and is located near the Dulles Expo Center, Dulles International Airport and a short drive to downtown Washington, DC. The National Air & Space Museum, Virginia wineries and the Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts are all within 10 miles of this premier hotel near Centreville. This Chantilly, VA hotel also features access to the Signature Westfields Golf Club by Fred Couples. Enjoy a variety of hotel services and amenities, including a fitness center, indoor & outdoor pool and our onsite restaurant, Palm Court. Offering 40,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art meeting space and 31 meeting rooms, along with expert event planners, the Westfields Marriott hotel is dedicated to helping you make the most of your meeting, conference or wedding reception in Northern Virginia.