Conference Services Manager

09 Jun 2024

About UsWelcome to one of Arizona’s most beloved resorts: The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson. Our magnificent 250 acre desert resort is nestled in the foothills of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains and features 487 rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space.We have exciting employment opportunities to offer in our rooms division, food and beverage and administrative and general departments. There are health and welfare benefits for full-time associates and other offerings for all associates including paid time off, free meals daily in our associate dining room and a discounted travel benefit at any one of 6,000+ Marriott hotels worldwide. Want to learn more about joining our team? Join today!Don't meet every single requirement of this job? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At HEI we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still send in your information. You may be the perfect candidate for this or for other roles within our organization!We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.OverviewCreate the desired conference and meet clients' needs through active communication, planning, and team leadership. Your job is to create the event that our Guests are dreaming about. Its all about relationships in the world of Catering. Responsibilities

Understand the importance of raising the meeting planner evaluation scores and implement effective methods to ensure exceeding meeting planner satisfaction.

Consistently participate in the re-booking of repeat business by having a track record of long term client relationships.

Comfortable with hotel planning visits 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 CITY, Word and Excel.

Monitor group room blocks and pick up, generate detailed resumes and event orders 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.


Prior experience in the field of hospitality with specific experience in conference planning is essential.

Minimum of 1year within the Hospitality Industry required.

Must have experience at a similar size and quality hotel.

Must have Marriott CI/TY Experience.

High School Diploma required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and CITY.

Knowledge of sales skills, revenue management.

Knowledge of hotel features, benefits, and competing hotels within the market.

Knowledge of hotel operations, security and safety programs, budget forecasting, 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.

BenefitsHEI 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. Job LocationsUS-AZ-TucsonPosted Date11 hours ago(6/9/2024 9:51 AM)Requisition ID2024-48758CategoryCateringPosition TypeRegular Full-TimeFLSA StatusExemptLocation NameThe Westin La Paloma Resort & SpaMinUSD $55,000.00/Yr.MaxUSD $65,000.00/Yr.

  • ID: #51871998
  • State: Arizona Tucson 85701 Tucson USA
  • City: Tucson
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-06-09
  • Deadline: 2024-08-09
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