Director of Convention Services at Hayes Mansion San Jose, Curio Collection by Hilton

Property Hayes Mansion San Jose
Posted Date 1 day ago(11/30/2022 12:57 PM)
ID
2022-146225
Location
US-CA-San Jose
Category
Catering/Conference Services
Type
Regular
Status
Full-Time

Job Summary

The Director Convention Services is direct oversight of attainment of assigned team banquet/food and beverage goals tied to the overall performance of the hotel. The individual will be responsible for effectively managing the conference services team. This role is responsible for servicing group clients and maintaining the contracted food and beverage minimum. This role will work in conjunction with the Director of Sales or Hotel leadership to achieve the hotel’s revenue meeting planner satisfaction scores and banquet/food and beverage goals for one or more assigned properties.Exempt managers must customarily and regular direct the work of at least 3 full-time associates or their equivalents. Primary duties must consist of administrative executive or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time.

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 6 years of progressive hotel conference services experience preferred; or a 4-year college degree and at least 2 years of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and at least 4 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrate creativity and knowledge of food and beverage/events desired. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in the applicable state.
  • Must possess highly developed verbal & written communication skills to frequently negotiate convince sell and influence other managerial personnel hotel guest(s) and/or corporate clients.
  • Must have thorough experience with professional selling skills: opening probing supporting closing
  • Shows analytical skills and strategic vision.
  • Must be proficient in general computer knowledge especially Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple tasks
  • Strong organization and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and manage people of diverse socioeconomic cultural disability and ethnic backgrounds while solving complex problems and creating a productive sales team
  • Must work well in stressful high pressure situations; maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively manages assigned meeting planner satisfaction scores revenue goals as well as food and beverage goals. 
  • With input and guidance from the GM and/or Corporate HR manage Human Resources in the division in order to attract retain and motivate the employees; hire train develop empower coach and counsel conduct performance and salary reviews resolve problems provide open communication vehicles discipline and terminate as appropriate. 
  • Understand the content reflected in group contracts and how to negotiate terms therein. 
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Adheres to Aimbridge Hospitality’s established regulations company standards catering/meeting standards and related catering sales metrics.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel and applicable departments.
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver banquet event orders on a timely basis (10 days) and ensure accuracy.
  • Ensure changes are communicated timely to impacted departments/operations leaders. 
  • Maintain strong visibility in local community and industry organizations as applicable.
  • Attend daily/weekly/monthly meetings and any other functions required by management.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Hotel Leadership or Director of Sales.

Property Details

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Hayes Mansion invites guests to experience Northern California's comfortable elegance amid lush landscapes and dramatic views of the surrounding mountains. Proud to announce $20 million dollar in revitalizing and repositioning the property as a Silicon Valley destination. From Bay Area vacations to conferences, Hayes Mansion offers exceptional accommodations for every getaway. The culture of San Francisco, the vineyards of Napa Valley, the beaches of Santa Cruz, and nearby golf courses all lie within reach of the estate's prime location just 15 miles from San Jose International Airport.

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.

Benefits

After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Retirement Plan

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