Event Manager - Major Hospitality Complex
Vancouver, BC V7B 0A6 CA
This role encompasses of leading the Events Sales at this amazing property and will be responsible for leading all events, conferences, exhibitions, weddings, meetings, VIP business activities, sealing deals and contracts with a dedicated events sales team as well as coordinating the communication between client, sales and operations. The individual will report to the Director of Food and Beverage of this large well know venue in Vancouver.
The candidate should have outstanding experience in the Vancouver/GVA in scheduling, contracting and monitoring of the results of all kinds of events and have a mature and energetic approach to driving events business whilst coordinating the entire operation. In addition, the ideal candidate will have considerable experience in planning and coordinating special events, a proven ability to communicate at all levels and to manage the events sales team and assisting all operational staff.
MUST HAVE current experience as a well-known events manager and a proven track record of thinking outside the box for new results whilst maintaining top quality guest satisfaction. Keeping to the revenue budgets and using yielding techniques to get the best for the operation and client. The successful candidate will be a highly energetic individual who is excited about the challenges that a large and very versatile operation demands on a day to day basis.
This position will manage several areas of responsibility, including special events, promotions and here are some key elements to this position
Plan, organize, and manage all of the in house details for large and small group events and catering bookings
To ensure maximization of all event revenues and profits while delivering an outstanding quality product and service.
Creative with excellent ideas for events and able to plan and organize those ideas into successful events and functions.
Superior negotiating and selling skills in planning all kinds of events in planning and executing major accounts.
Have strong high-end food and beverage knowledge and previous banquet, catering and event experience.
Proven ability to upsell all catering and events including space requirements, equipment, menus and event themes
Provide accounting with accurate client billing information on the following business day after each event.
Handle any customer complaint in a timely and professional manner to ensure customer satisfaction and repeat business.
Should have excellent knowledge of event style of cuisines as well as full catering menus, wines and beverages
Monitor and control event budgets to maximize revenues and minimize expenses while ensuring a quality product.
Great leadership skills in managing all event staff to include supervision and training on a regular basis
Attend all Pre and Post Event Meetings to ensure total satisfaction from the customer.
Competent in managing the financial side of all events planning, execution and analysis
Develop and create company event promotional materials; flyers, posters, Website and newsletter
Administrate event summaries as well as profit and loss statements for each major event.
Must be flexible to work all kind of unusual hours including weekend and public holidays
Outgoing personality with a presentable demeanor and has outstanding communication skills, writer and spoken.
Strong administrative skills and totally team driven to be able to win the business
Superb diplomatic skills with good humor, tact and patience in dealing with any situation that may arise.
This outstanding event and sales champion that this operation is seeking is someone that can expand and improve event services products through the development of new sales tools, menus, themes, and theme events. Able to effectually evaluate the strengths and weakness of the companies competitions products and understanding our customers needs in offering a truly memorable and lasting experience of the event at this amazing facility.
This position offers a starting base salary of $60, 000 with an exceptional incentive and commissions that would be outstanding, if you hit your sales targets. Plus a great benefit package for the right individual that would be interested in this tremendous growth and excellent career opportunity with this expanding hospitality organization in Vancouver.
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