21 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Conference & Events Manager - Unique Visitor Attraction - Job SummaryWe have an exciting opportunity for an Events Manager to work for, one of the largest hospitality providers in the world, working within this truly prestigious site, with a national reputation. The ideal candidate must have a passion to work within this industry and experience of planning and executing events to the highest standards while ensuring that the clients expectations are exceeded. The Conference and Events Manager will be responsible for managing the various functions, and operate a very hands on and flexible approach towards running the department, while focusing and driving standards at all times. Our client is one of the UK's leading large format destinations who have an array of catering, hospitality, coffee and retail operations. If you are looking for a business that can offer industry leading levels of progression and development and want to take the next step in your career, then this is the role for you! Conference & Events Manager - Unique Visitor Attraction - Role Responsibility As Conference and Events Manager, your key responsibilities will include: Driving high customer service standards within the siteMaintaining strong site standards as well as adhering to the company's high ethical valuesUnderstanding finance and strict budgetary guidelinesManaging a team of casual managers for multi eventsDealing with day to day clients and enquiriesEnsuring hospitality services are delivered to the highest standardsOverseeing function rooms, conference suits, bars and VIP areaCreate strong awareness of local competitionLead and manage the team to drive a world class operation for both event days and non event days.Engage in the recruitment process and controlLabour cost within budgetary constraints.Ensure that training is ongoing and specific to meet the current and future needs of the operation aligned to the service level agreement.To provide strong leadership and vision for the operational and support teamsMove a successful business partnership forward, maintaining excellent relationships and striving for world class status in all areas.Oversee the production of high quality food and beverage offers in all areas ensuring agreed margins and costings are met.Ensure all operating standards are followed by all staff at all times.Coordinate the quality control feedback system, reporting to the clients and company through KPI action plans.Ensure all services are ready for operation at the specific time, to the standard laid down in the service level agreement and to ensure the company contractual obligations are met in full.Ensure all operational activities are undertaken in line with strict cost centre and budgetary constraints, making savings where possible but without detracting from the service offered.Monitor on a daily basis the standards achieved in each area and take corrective action where required.Ensure all purchasing activity compiles with company policy.Ensure that product and stock is managed and delivered effectively and meets the strict requirements of the business.Monitor and ensure the all government and legislative guidelines are adhered to.Take a strategic and pragmatic approach to management decisions and see through to fruition. Conference & Events Manager - Unique Visitor Attraction - The Ideal Candidate As Conference and Banqueting Manager you must have: Experience with high end hospitality / events is essential Strong communication / customer service / organisational skillsExcellent Profit and Loss managementPeople development skillsEvidence of excellent client relationshipsExperience overseeing events, weddings, conference and banqueting to a high standardVery flexible on working hoursAble to work in a pressurised environmentExcellent track record of achievement: maximising sales and achieving / surpassing targetsAbility to motivate and inspire your team to deliver consistently high standardsA passion for service excellence, and a tenacious approach in the pursuit of your objectivesAbility to spot what good looks like in all areas of personnel and operational excellence Detail2Leisure is acting as an employment agency. We are the chosen recruitment partner for many of the UKs leading Leisure & Hospitality Organisations.