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Senior Banquet Manager

Posted June 10, 2022

The St. Regis New York
New York, NY
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Job Summary

Directs and motivates team while personally 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; 3 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, or related professional area.

OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 1 year experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

Core Work Activities

Managing Banquet Operations
  • Projects supply needs for the department, (e.g., china, glass, silver, buffet presentations, props).
  • Maintains and 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.
  • Ensures established sanitation levels are maintained.
  • 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.
  • Develops lasting relationships with groups to retain business and increase growth.

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 as needed.

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.

This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment, subject to applicable law. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation request is received and approved.

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 St. Regis New York

Two East 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022

(212) 753-4500

229 Room Hotel

www.starwoodhotels.com

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Legendary Landmark

In the heart of Manhattan, a refined atmosphere and gracious service rank The St. Regis New York among the top hotels. In 2011 it received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for the 18th consecutive year.

Incomparable Service

An impeccable staff prides itself in far exceeding expectations. Dine and entertain in Astor Court and King Cole Bar or host a gathering in one of our 15 perfectly appointed function rooms.

Residential Elegance

The 164 guest rooms and 65 suites feature the elegance of custom-made furnishings, including silk wall coverings and antiques that personalize spacious accommodations. St. Regis Butler Service ensures that preferences are known, each detail finessed.