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Senior Events Manager

Posted November 23, 2022

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, CO
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About This Job

Job Number

22202402

Job Category

Event Management

Location

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado, United States VIEW ON MAP

Schedule

Full-Time

Located Remotely?

N

Relocation?

N

Position Type

Management

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.

The salary range for this position is $68,775 to $121,503 annually. This position offers health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, accrued paid time off (including sick leave where applicable), life insurance, disability coverage, other life and work wellness benefits and may include incentive compensation. Benefits and incentive compensation may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.

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.

When you join the Sheraton family, you become a member of its global community. We’ve been a place to gather and connect since 1937. At Sheraton, associates create a sense of belonging in more than 400 communities around the world. We welcome guests through engaging experiences and thoughtful service. If you’re a team player who is excited to deliver a meaningful guest experiences, we encourage you to explore your next career opportunity with Sheraton.

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Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 893-3333

1,231 Room Hotel

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Situated in the heart of the city, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel gives travelers easy access to the best of the Denver. Ideally located on the popular 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade brimming with shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment, our hotel places the city at your fingertips. Nearby attractions beckon; catch a game at Coors Field, experience an exhibit at The Denver Art Museum or enjoy a family trip to the Denver Zoo. Arrive with ease — the light rail is close by —then settle into our upscale guest rooms and suites, each with our signature Sheraton Sleep Experience Bed, high-speed Wi-Fi and sweeping views of the city and mountains. Enjoy an abundance of hotel amenities including a heated outdoor rooftop pool, 5,000 square foot Sheraton Fitness Center, on-site business center and multiple dining options, including Hacienda Colorado and Yard House. As the largest meeting hotel in Denver, our hotel provides 133,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit spaces.