Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager - Warwickshire
Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager - Warwickshire Posting Date Jan 2, 2018 Job Number Job Category Event Management Location Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Warwickshire, Warwickshire Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott Schedule Full-time Relocation? No Position Type Management Start Your Journey With Us An exciting opportunity to start your career journey with MarriottHotel's.Come and join ourConference and Banquetingteam at thefour starMarriott Forest of Ardenand develop yourcareer while providinga professional and energetic service to our members and hotel guests.In return the Forest of Arden offers its associates a competitive salary, gym membership, staff meals, car parking and generous global hotel discounts for you, your friends and family. The Forest of Arden is part of an exclusive collection of Marriott country clubs and is located in the heart of the West Midlands, located betweenSolihull and Coventry with easy access to the M6, M42 and M40 andjust four miles from Birmingham NEC, Airport and International Train Station. The Forest of Arden is the perfect location for business and leisure and has a focus on culinary excellence with our AA Rosette-awarded restaurant,CastIronBar and Grill. Marriott International is the worlds largest hotel company and provides associates with extensive, ongoing training and development for long term career opportunities. This elegant Marriott Hotel is one of the top UK Leisure destinations withtwo golf courses including our championship Arden course and a driving range and the Golf academy. The Forest of Arden also offers outdoor tennis courts,a fully equipped fitness centre and our relaxingCedarwood Spa with 8 treatment rooms. JOB SUMMARYEntry level management position that leads the banquet staff while personally assisting in executing events based on requirements and standards. Develops and directs team to provide consistent, high quality service. Communicates performance expectations and trains staff in processes. Responsible for managing financial and administrative duties. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, or related professional area.CORE WORK ACTIVITIESSupporting Management of Department Operations and Inventories Manages departmental inventories and assets including par levels and maintenance of equipment. Conducts monthly department meetings with the Banquet captains and employees. Maintains attendance log for banquet employees. Maintains and enforces established sanitation levels. Adheres to and reinforces all standards, policies, and procedures (SOPs, LSOPs, etc.). Ensures employee awareness of the event phase portion of the Meeting Planner Survey and Guest Satisfaction Scores. Orders supplies for the department (e.g., china, glass, silver, buffet presentations, props, and other service equipment needs). Uses banquet beverage Use records to guide banquet beverage supervisor in controlling liquor costs, managing the banquet beverage perpetual inventory and requisitioning liquor. Understands the impact Banquet operations has on the overall success of an event and manages activities to maximize customer satisfaction. Schedules banquet service staff to forecast and service standards, while maximizing profits.Participating in and Leading Banquet Teams Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings. Leads shifts and actively participates in the servicing of events. Applies and continually broadens knowledge of food and wine pairings and cutting edge cuisine, and overall event presentation.Providing and Ensuring 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. Strives to improve service performance. Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement. Reviews quarterly Meeting Planner Survey and participates in the development and implementation of corrective action to address service challenges; focuses on continuous improvement of guest satisfaction.Conducting Human Resources Activities Interviews and hires Banquet captains and employees with appropriate skills. Supports a departmental orientation program for employees to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job. Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters. Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals. Reviews comment cards and guest satisfaction results with employees. Participates in the development and implementation of corrective action plans. Communicates and executes departmental and property emergency procedures and ensures staff are trained in safety procedures.In the heart of the West Midlands near Solihull, the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club is the perfect location for business or leisure travel. This four star, Birmingham, hotel in the West Midlands is centrally located within easy access of the M6/M42 and M40, and just four miles from Birmingham NEC, Birmingham Airport and the International Train Station. With two golf courses and a golf academy, our Birmingham hotel is one of the top UK golfing destinations. This elegant country hotel also offers outdoor tennis courts and a fully equipped Fitness Centre. After your workout, relax at our Birmingham hotels Cedarwood Spa. Featuring the AA Rosette-awarded restaurant Oaks Bar and Grill and comprehensive conference facilities with 17 meeting rooms, our hotel is perfect for your next event. Whether youre interested in business meetings or social gatherings, the 300-person marquee outdoor space at the Forest of Arden is the ideal Midlands hotel venue.Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels.Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.