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Convention Service Manager

Company: Westin Chicago Northwest
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Spend a little time getting to know Prism Hotels & Resorts and you'll quickly find we aren't your typical hotel management company.

Prism Hotels & Resorts is the best place to start, grow or advance your career in the hospitality industry. Whether your interest and expertise lies in management, accounting, sales or engineering, you'll find a home at Prism--where dedication, hard work and a commitment to the best results can move you quickly up the career path of your choosing. Because we believe in mentoring, nurturing and promoting from within our talented organization, with the experience and support provided to you by Prism, the sky's the limit! Founded as a hospitality investment and management firm in 1983, Prism Hotels & Resorts has grown to a company that successfully manages over nine thousand rooms in twenty-two states. Our properties range from urban city center airport hotels to historic properties to exclusive retreats and resorts.

We maintain a constant focus on our associates and on creating the best work environment out there, one in which you can develop your skills, further your career goals, and enjoy a balance between work and home life. And while we take our commitment to success very seriously, we believe in an atmosphere of growth, development and fun! Our ability to succeed is based largely on the people we hire and an unwavering commitment to their personal and professional fulfillment. We go to great lengths to find the best person to fill a position, with as much value placed on a friendly and engaging personality as on a great resume. If you also value and demonstrate a high degree of integrity, compassion, personal leadership and resourcefulness, please apply on line!

Scope of Position:

Coordinates and communicates details for sales groups and conventions regarding hotel guestrooms, catering services, food and beverage, and banquet facilities while maximizing total rooms, food, beverage and meeting room rental revenues and profits and ensuring guest satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities:

--- Develops and maintains relationships with client after program has been booked by sales department.

--- Details all aspects of upcoming group and/or convention (guest rooms, meeting space, food & beverage, off-site events, exhibits, audio visual, etc.). Confirms in writing to the client and all affected departments all requirements via Event Orders and/or Group Resume.

--- Negotiates guest room rates, food and beverage prices, meeting room rental, function space, and hotel services within approved booking guidelines when original commitment from sales contract is not met or as needed.

--- Manages and implements room rental sliding scales and cancellation clauses as outlined in sales contract.

--- Monitors room blocks and pick-up for all groups through rooming lists and cut -off dates for all bookings.

--- Accurately forecasts guest room pick-up and banquet sales revenues and cancellations for all bookings. Keep sales manager informed.

--- Assists sales managers with tours of the hotel and banquet facilities; entertains qualified potential clients in accordance with company and property policies and procedures.

--- Assists the Director of Sales and the Director of Catering with the implementation and achievement of the marketing plan.

--- Assists the client in menu planning; coordinates food, beverage, meeting room set-up, decorations and other services as requested by the client; assures that all requirements are communicated and completed to the clients specifications.

--- Produces and distributes Group Resumes; leads pre-con and post-con meetings as needed.

--- Responds quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner. Follows up to ensure guest satisfaction.

--- Maintains a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.

--- Follows company policies and procedures.

--- Fulfills Manager on Duty shifts.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.

Keywords: Westin Chicago Northwest, Schaumburg , Convention Service Manager, Executive , Schaumburg, Illinois

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