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Catering and Conference Services Manager

Public Transportation Subsidy, 401k Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Medical Benefits, Referral Incentive Program, and more.

Posted November 14, 2022

The Langham Boston
Boston, MA
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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: 

The Catering and Conference Services Manager is responsible for coordinating all aspects of assigned contracts booked through the sales and catering team.  This individual plans, masterfully sells, and details all aspects of event orchestration for optimal guest experience, recurring sales opportunities, and sales goal revenue achievement.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND JOB DUTIES: 

·          Manage the detailing process for all definite groups and catering including menu planning, conference set-up, coordination of audiovisual equipment, issuing Banquet Event Orders and obtaining guarantees, communicating changes, distribution of group resume, VIP’s, client introduction, and rooming lists from the client all while maximizing revenues

·          Establish relationship with clients through personalized service.  Partner with sales manager to solicit repeat bookings

·          Handle billing procedures, pre-payments, commissions and all other matters from the point where the Sales Manager turns the business to definite.

·          Attend daily BEO meeting, daily catering, weekly sales, group pickup and resume meeting

·          Act as the main point of contact throughout planning process and onsite, organizing per-conference and post-conference meetings, checking on groups while they are in-house, and introducing clients to appropriate staff who will be assisting onsite

·          Upsell the clients whenever possible in order to increase average checks and encourage additional dining in-house at outlets (i.e. Private Kitchen, Restaurant outlets and spa. 

·          CS will always keep communication flowing and transparent between client, hotel departments, and external resources, ensuring expectations are clear and services are delivered without flaw ensuring a "wow" guest experience.

·          Upsell the clients whenever possible in order to increase average checks, and encourage the use of in-house outlets (Private Kitchen, Restaurant outlets, Spa) 

·          Assist Conference Services team with forecasting accuracy and timely BEO distribution

·          Attend and Conduct site visits and entertain clients as needed

·          Assist Team with Sales as Required

·          Assist with Office Management and SOPs as Required

SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED: 

  • Sets high personal performance standards with strong performance record and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English. Communicates openly and clearly, develops positive working relationships at all levels, and manages conflict effectively.
  • Adapts quickly and positively to new situations and continue to be productive in changing circumstances.
  • Prompt and systematic decision-making skills and prioritizing workload.
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills for working with third-party partners and the internal marketing with an executive team.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of sales, the work schedule may vary to reflect the business needs of the hotel/clients.  
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About this Employer

The Langham Boston

250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110

(617) 451-1900

312 Room Hotel

www.langhamhotels.com

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OVERVIEW

ROOMS

The Langham, Boston boasts 312 lavish rooms and suites that reflect the luxurious attributes of the Langham brand and the rich past of the building’s history. Each room is tailored with classic touches and deluxe amenities for a timeless, fresh and residential feel that luxury travelers have come to expect from Langham Hotels and Resorts. The guest rooms and suites were recently  transformed with the addition of updated spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers, and white marble floors and countertops, a lighter and brighter color palette as a nod to the traditional New England aesthetic. Guests are able to enjoy an elevated experience by upgrading to the Langham Club level, allowing for access to a refined, private club setting offering a wide range of privileges, including food and drink service throughout the day.

DINING

In the heart of downtown Boston, The Langham has introduced two chic new dining concepts - an eclectic dining venue Grana, and a redesigned signature cocktail bar at the lobby level called The Fed. The food and beverage offerings at The Langham equally reflect refined luxury and the innovative culinary scene in Boston. 

EVENTS

As part of the Langham culture, The Langham, Boston continues to create memorable events and weddings in function space that is infused with historic flavor along with detailing and accents that refer to this iconic landmark. Recognized for notable awards, the hotel provides an array of extravagant function rooms for your wedding, business or social event, including boardrooms for power meetings and two ballrooms for intimate or lavish elegant affairs. The Langham, Boston will make your event extraordinary with a dedicated team of organizers, innovative culinary creations, and cutting-edge audio visual that will ensure your event is flawless from start to finish.

WELLNESS

The Langham, Boston will offer wellness for your body with our state-of-the-art Fitness Center, heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and relaxing saunas. Guests will be able to maintain their fitness regimes while traveling using our Technogym cardio and strength equipment. Guests will have an open invitation to plunge into the refreshing waters of the sparkling indoor lap pool in the charming and intimate pool pavilion.