Director of Catering/Convention Services
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc - Atlanta, GA

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Company

At Starwood, we are committed to sourcing, attracting and selecting the best talent to meet our business needs. Our Recruitment Philosophy is governed by 3 guiding principles:
  • Consistency: All candidates for a particular position go through the same process.
  • Diversity: At Starwood, we value the different perspectives and innovative ideas that come from having a diverse associate base. We, therefore, leverage a variety of sources in our efforts to identify the very best talent and ensure the diversity of the candidates that are presented to hiring managers.
  • Candidate as guest: Giving our guests great experiences and achieving exceptional results begins with having great talent. At Starwood, we believe this all starts with giving our candidates meaningful and memorable experiences during each step of the recruitment process.
Location

Charmed. I’m Sure! In the heart of Buckhead, one of the top 10 most affluent communities in the United States, W Atlanta - Buckhead hotel features interiors by celebrity designer Thom Filicia. Surrounded by a lush abundance of specialty shopping (Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza), cultural beats and exciting dining with a chic rooftop bar to cap it off, you'll be heating up Atlanta's coolest scene. W Atlanta Buckhead offers Atlanta's most sophisticated boutique hotel experiences. So revel in magnificence when you roam away from home. Stay a while.

Department

Catering / Convention Services

Job Description

Manage hotel Catering and Convention Services staff members.

Responsible for soliciting new catering accounts, entertaining and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet and/or exceed food and beverage revenue goals. Oversee client functions to ensure customer satisfaction.

Solicit new and existing accounts to meet/exceed revenue goals through telephone solicitation, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication.

Prepare correspondence to customers, internal booking reports and file maintenance.

Participate in daily business review meeting, pre-convention meetings, training and other catering sales related meetings as required.

Work with other departments within the hotel to provide quality service to customers.

Attend community/social events and industry meetings.

Develop/maintain knowledge of market trends, competition and customers

Requirements

High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Previous hotel catering sales experience preferred.
Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel and Delphi.
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language used in the workplace.
Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

Director of Catering/Convention Services
Company

At Starwood, we are committed to sourcing, attracting and selecting the best talent to meet our business needs. Our Recruitment Philosophy is governed by 3 guiding principles:
  • Consistency: All candidates for a particular position go through the same process.
  • Diversity: At Starwood, we value the different perspectives and innovative ideas that come from having a diverse associate base. We, therefore, leverage a variety of sources in our efforts to identify the very best talent and ensure the diversity of the candidates that are presented to hiring managers.
  • Candidate as guest: Giving our guests great experiences and achieving exceptional results begins with having great talent. At Starwood, we believe this all starts with giving our candidates meaningful and memorable experiences during each step of the recruitment process.
Location

Charmed. I’m Sure! In the heart of Buckhead, one of the top 10 most affluent communities in the United States, W Atlanta - Buckhead hotel features interiors by celebrity designer Thom Filicia. Surrounded by a lush abundance of specialty shopping (Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza), cultural beats and exciting dining with a chic rooftop bar to cap it off, you'll be heating up Atlanta's coolest scene. W Atlanta Buckhead offers Atlanta's most sophisticated boutique hotel experiences. So revel in magnificence when you roam away from home. Stay a while.

Department

Catering / Convention Services

Job Description

Manage hotel Catering and Convention Services staff members.

Responsible for soliciting new catering accounts, entertaining and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet and/or exceed food and beverage revenue goals. Oversee client functions to ensure customer satisfaction.

Solicit new and existing accounts to meet/exceed revenue goals through telephone solicitation, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication.

Prepare correspondence to customers, internal booking reports and file maintenance.

Participate in daily business review meeting, pre-convention meetings, training and other catering sales related meetings as required.

Work with other departments within the hotel to provide quality service to customers.

Attend community/social events and industry meetings.

Develop/maintain knowledge of market trends, competition and customers

Requirements

High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Previous hotel catering sales experience preferred.
Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel and Delphi.
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language used in the workplace.
Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

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