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Director of Event Services
Company Name:Anonymous
Position Description:Join our Team of Dedicated Professionals as the Director of Event Services at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel!

Company Profile:

Marriott International, Inc. is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties, totaling nearly 500,000 rooms, including over 8,000 vacation ownership villas, in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. The company has approximately 128,000 associates. In fiscal year 2003, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $9 billion.

Marriott is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best places to work by FORTUNE.

Our talented associates across the world help us consistently achieve our reputation!

Hotel Description:

The San Francisco Marriott offers a challenging, rewarding and enriching environment. We are a premier convention hotel located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The hotel has 1500 rooms covering over 2 city blocks, 5 restaurants and is in close proximity to all the wonderful San Francisco landmarks!

Job Summary

Functions as the Strategic Business Leader of Event Management including the departments of Event Planning, Banquets, Event Service and Event Technology. Position oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position has overall responsibility for executing all hotel events with a seamless turnover from sales to operations and back to sales. The Director of Event Management ensures the team meets the brand's target customer needs, ensures associate satisfaction, focuses on growing event revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department. As a member of the executive committee, develops and implements hotel-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brands target customer and property associates and provide a return on investment to the owner and Marriott International.

- Minimum 5 years experience in a large convention hotel
Skills and Knowledge
-Strong selling skills and understanding of sales processes
-Strong customer development and relationship management skills
-Knowledge of contract management and legalities
-Ability to manage guest room and room and meeting space inventories
-Ability to manage and balance group and local business
-Knowledge of menu planning, food presentation and banquet and event service operations
-Knowledge of event technology products and services
-Knowledge of current trends in event management and event technology and ability to determine applicability to Renaissance customer and integrate into the operation as appropriate
-Strong organization skills
-Financial management skills e.g., ability to analyze P&L statements, develop operating budgets, forecasting and capital expenditure planning
-Strategic planning skills
-Ability to creatively execute against the strategy and drive results; can originate and invent new ways to create a unique guest experience and maximize revenue
-Ability to take constructive action without relying on directions form others
-Ability to network and build relationships to grow the business
-Ability to exercise flexibility rather than rigid adherence to procedures in order to accomplish goals
-Effective decision-making skills; can choose a course of action amongst options involving uncertainty or risk
-Strong problem-solving skills; encourages new innovative solutions when appropriate
-Good negotiation skills
-Effective change management skills
-Strong associate relation skills
Education or Certification
-High School Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelors Degree preferred
-Certification in Meeting Planning preferred (CMP)
Job Profile:
Position: Director - Hospitality
Start Date: Match Any
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: over $100,000
Experience: 5 years
Education: Match any
Job Location(s): California
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