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Director of Catering & Conference Services

Company: Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Why us?

Sage Hospitality Group is set to hire a Director of Catering & Conference Services at Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas!

Located in the Rainey Street District, Hotel Van Zandt features 319 guest rooms and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space. You can enjoy live music at our featured restaurant onsite, Geraldine's, host pool parties, or check out one of the many pop-up events. Join us here to make a difference!

As part of Sage Hospitality Group, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We believe in enriching lives one experience at a time. More than a slogan, we empower our employees to make positive impacts on the communities in which we live and work. By providing genuine service we build relationships with our guests and value for our shareholders, and we create unforgettable experiences.

We are looking for independent thinkers. Those who harness their entrepreneurial spirit so that it breaks preconceived notions. We're not afraid to forge our own path. After all, it's what industry leaders do. That's why we welcome risk takers and creative spirits alike. No matter your daily role, Sage recognizes that your success is about more than the work you do-it's really about who you are, which is why we invest in your personal and professional growth. We hope you consider joining us!

Job Overview

The Director of Catering and Conference Services directs all areas of catering sales and operations, including achieving goals and objectives, while analyzing potentials for business growth. Ensures all catering operations are in alignment with the direction of the Director of Sales, General Manager, Company, brand standards, and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures quality service, achieving financial goals and implementing short and long term strategies. Develops budget, marketing and business plans and capital expenditures.

Responsibilities


-Leads catering teams and ensures performance, goals and objectives are achieved.
-Reviews Banquet Event Orders and group resumes with clients and hotel departments to ensure client needs are communicated.
-Maximizes current hotel key accounts by identifying and capturing those that offer revenue growth.
-Plans and implements an on-going Targeted Account Development "hit list" in order to create new revenue and acquire valuable hotel contacts, and contracts.
-Continually targets and prospects for new business through telemarketing, individual creativity and innovation.
-Utilizes yield management techniques by profitably negotiating room rates and function space commitments in order to enhance the hotel's financial performance.
-Maintains well-documented, accurate, organized and up-to-date file management system in order to serve client and employer in the most expedient, organized and knowledgeable manner.
-Develops strong customer relationships through frequent and professional communications.
-Capable of planning menus, working within budget guidelines, forecasting and understanding food and beverage costs.
-Develops customer profiles and maintains an effective trace system, including trace dates and references, in order to best meet client needs, resulting in superior account service and increased revenues.
-Promptly, within the same day or by 10am the next business day, follows-up on all customer needs and inquiries in an efficient and expedient manner.
-Focuses on revenue-producing activity and maximizes selling time by dedicating a minimum of 80% of work time on direct sales efforts.
-Controls expenses while traveling on the property's behalf in order to minimize department and hotel costs.
-Represents themselves, the hotel and Sage Hospitality Resources, Inc. with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, a service-focused approach, and a caring, sincere attitude at all times.
-Exhibit a positive and involved team attitude to all hotel departments and maintains open communications with all coworkers for the best overall performance of the hotel.
-Displays a neat, clean, and business-like appearance at all times. Associated topics: analyst, bank, cash, chief finance officer, cpa, director finance, equity trading, fiscal, investment banking, pay

Keywords: Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, Austin , Director of Catering & Conference Services, Hospitality & Tourism , Austin, Texas

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