Catering Manager Job Listing at HEI Hotels & Resorts in Manchester Village, VT (Job ID heihotels-14000)
Location: VT - Manchester Village - Equinox
Property: Equinox Resort & Spa
Relocation Available: No
Type of Position: Management
Employment Duration: Full time
HEI views our associates as our greatest resource, and we hire and develop the best.
We have a culture of winning; we embrace change, thrive on challenge and always seek to surpass our personal bests. Defined by our unique business platform, our environment is fast-paced, expansive and ever-evolving…yet stable, consistent, enduring. It is a high-performance culture where innovation and entrepreneurial-spirit are evident; initiative and results are rewarded.
Our people know they're "in on the ground floor" of a company with all the cornerstones of success in place: experienced leaders, steady investors, a strong track record and long-term career potential. And in turn, each of our associates thrive because HEI's distinctly advantaged infrastructure creates a supportive, educational culture as well as unlimited opportunities for personal and professional success on every level. In addition to supporting our associates, we are also passionately committed to supporting the communities in which we work, in building meaningful relationships with our partners and in reducing our impact on the environment.
Come join our engaging and high energy team and help create HEI’s legacy as the leading hospitality owner/operator.
The Equinox Resort and the Inns at Equinox are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, tucked away in historic Manchester Village. Our luxury resort recently completed a $20 million renovation, updating our 150 deluxe guestrooms and suites, 17,000 square feet of meeting space and five dining outlets, including the iconic Marsh Tavern and our new Chop House and Falcon Bar. The resort offers a wide range of world class activities, including a championship golf course, award winning spa, British School of Falconry and Archery, The Land Rover Experience Driving School, Orvis fly fishing and shooting Schools and much more. The Equinox is proudly owned and operated by HEI Hotels and Resorts, whose core investment is passionate people and is also a part of the prestigious Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels.
The Equinox Catering Manager brings to bear their organizational and detailing skills to identify and implement profitable execution of weddings & wedding related events. Ensure that each wedding event that the manager is responsible for meets or exceeds their revenue expectations based on their contracts. Active and positive contribution towards a high performance culture within the Catering & Convention Services Department through customer advocacy, sustained revenue achievement, communication and team participation.
•Comfortable with hotel site inspections and client presentations.
•Optimize room rental charges.
•Actively participate in industry related organizations (VAWP).
•Thorough knowledge of sales techniques including strong closing skills as well as negotiating skills.
•Excellent creative skills to provide innovative set-ups, menus, and functions for groups.
•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 Catering & Convention Services Department.
• Ability to generate creative and innovative menus while working closely with Chef on pricing specialty menus.
•Excellent knowledge of computers, specifically Delphi, Word and Excel.
•Monitor wedding 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.
•An understanding of both monthly forecasting and the annual budget process.
•Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
•Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
Experience, Skills and Knowledge
•Prior experience in the field of hospitality with specific experience in catering sales is essential.
•2+ years 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.
•Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.
•Command of the English language both written and verbal.
HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits plan 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, Dental and Vision Insurance programs geared to you and your family’s needs as well as Vacation/Sick/Holiday benefits. For your financial wellness HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life Insurance and Short and Long-Term Disability. In addition, 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.
HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D
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