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Facilities Floor Manager (Banquet Set-up)

Posted September 23, 2022

Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Description

The Iconic Hilton Chicago located on picturesque Michigan Avenue is searching for a Manager of Floor Facilities (Banquet Set-up) to join their dynamic events team. In the heart of Chicago, this hotel offers the opportunity to grow your career while contributing to the overall success of its memorable events.

Located on South Michigan Avenue and overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, this hotel offers 1,544 guest rooms and suites, 234,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and exceptional dining options.

In this role, you will oversee Facilities Floor Supervisors, and a large set up team on the banquet side of the operation. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who is dedicated to excellence, creative, a team player, extremely organized and thrives in a high-volume environment. This individual must be well-versed in convention/meeting based hotels. At least 2-3 years of management experience in a high-volume hotel is highly preferred. Prior union experience is huge plus!

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What will I be doing?

A  Facilities Floor Manager is responsible for inspecting and ensuring the proper set up of all banquet functions in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.

Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Oversee daily shift of the Facilities operations to include, but not limited to, providing instructions for set up, break down and event servicing according to guest/client specifications and hotel standards, coordination of information regarding exhibitor's lists, floor plans, billing arrangements and permit and exhibitor kits
  • Train team members
  • Assist with department forecast
  • Assist with planning, organization and execution of all banquet functions
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with exhibit hall and public space contractors
  • Maintain established cleaning schedule for meeting rooms and event space
  • Greet clients and guests and respond to guest inquiries and requests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner

Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • 2-3 years of banquet set up or banquet management experience 
  • Open availability to work varying days and shifts
  • Excellent people management and communication skills
  • Hotel and/or Union experience preferred, but not required
  • Working knowledge of Delphi preferred

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

The Benefits - Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture ranking #2 Best Company To Work For in the U.S.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members so they can Thrive personally and professionally in a diverse and inclusive environment, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as: 

  • Access to your pay when you need it through DailyPay
  • Health insurance 
  • Career growth and development 
  • Team Member Resource Groups
  • Recognition and rewards programs
  • Go Hilton travel discount program 
  • Best-in-Class Paid Time Off (PTO)  
  • Supportive parental leave
  • Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) - purchase Hilton shares at 15% discount
  • Debt-free education: Access to a wide variety of educational credentials (ex. college degrees, high school completion, English-language learning, digital literacy, professional certificates and more)
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Hilton Chicago

720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-2102

(312) 922-4400

1 Room Hotel

www3.hilton.com

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Close to everything. Far from ordinary.

A magnificent location, overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, is just the beginning at Hilton Chicago. Add 234,000 sq. ft. of event space, exceptional dining venues, and over 12 specialty suite options and you’ll start to see the allure. This downtown Chicago hotel offers easy access to the South Loop, combined with warm service and a full menu of amenities – all you need for an extraordinary stay.

Good to know

  • Proud member of the Historic Hotels of America
  • Authentic Irish cuisine at Kitty O' Sheas and classic American fare at 720 South Bar & Grill
  • Indoor running track, pool, whirlpool, cardio zone, weight zone, and Crossfit at our expansive Athletic Club
  • More than 234,000 sq. ft. of event space including 50 breakouts, 3 ballrooms, and over 100,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space