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Conference Services Manager

Company: The Westin Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:
Few earn the chance to offer exceptional quality service due in part to the longevity of those who join our team. Associate's average over a decade of experience with The Westin Cincinnati rating us above our regional area in associate satisfaction within HEI Hotels & Resorts as a great place to work. Compensation ranks us as very competitive in the downtown market with a full scale of health & welfare benefits. Paid days off for vacation and sick time along with holiday pay is available. The 401(k) retirement plan has company based matching contributions. And being a well-known global brand allows you be part of the largest hotel company in the world with access to over 30 brands in total using our generous hotel discount program.

At Westin, discover a place where you are given a choice, not just to get up, but to rise.

We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Overview:
Create the desired conference and meet clients' needs through active communication, planning, and team leadership.

Responsibilities:
An understanding of both monthly forecasting and the annual budget process. -Understand the importance of raising the meeting planner evaluation scores and implement effective methods to ensure exceeding meeting planner satisfaction. -Optimize room rental charges. -Consistently participate in the re-booking of repeat business by having a track record of long term client relationships. -Actively participate in industry related organizations (NACE, MPI). -Thorough knowledge of sales techniques including strong closing skills as well as negotiating skills. -Comfortable with hotel site inspections and client presentations. -Excellent creative skills to provide innovative set-ups, menus, and functions for groups. Ability to generate creative and innovative menus while working closely with Chef on pricing specialty menus. -Work closely with banquet department on operations and event execution, ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action. -Provide overall direction, coordination, and ongoing evaluation of operations. Detailed execution of all banquet event orders generated by the Convention Services Department. -Experience providing Audio/Visual equipment and operating Audio/Visual as a profit center. -Excellent knowledge of computers, specifically Delphi, Word and Excel. -Monitor group room blocks and pick up, generate detailed resumes for the operating departments. -Ability to work with outside vendors to ensure client satisfaction for all events/groups.Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis. -Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Prior experience in the field of hospitality with specific experience in catering sales is essential.Minimum of 1year within the Hospitality Industry required. -Must have experience at a similar size and quality hotel. -High School Diploma required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. -Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Delphi. -Knowledge of sales skills, revenue management, training, and motivation of peers. -Knowledge of hotel features, benefits, and competing hotels within the market. -Ability to execute appropriate action plans. -Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning. -Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Benefits:
HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefit program that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical and Dental -programs through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as -Vision insurance programs -?through EyeMed. -?Our Vacation, Sick and Holiday programs are available for you to rejuvenate with time off. For your financial wellness, HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life insurance as well as Short and Long-Term Disability plans. Our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future. Specific details and eligibility of these programs vary by location and employment status. - -Work today, get paid today! We proudly partner with DailyPay, a voluntary benefit that allows our associates access to their earnings when they want them. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: The Westin Cincinnati, Cincinnati , Conference Services Manager, Executive , Cincinnati, Ohio

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