Conference Services Manager
HOTEL HALIFAX & THE BARRINGTON HOTEL
1990 Barrington St
Summary:
To ensure organization and execution of events and conferences, maximizing the return of revenue for both hotels through creativity, up-selling, relationships and to continuously exceed the needs of our guests. This position will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing.
 
Responsibilities/Accountabilities of the COnference Services Manager:
  • To be the primary Hotel contact for convention services, liaising between the client and the operation to exceed expectations and ensure memorable events.
  • Responsible for groups in relation to catering, room assignments, credit arrangements and other related requests.
  • Responsible to receive all details for the meeting/function from the client and prepare a contract that will go directly to the client for signature.
  • Maintain rapport with existing accounts and assist in booking repeat business.
  • Prepare creative menus while always keeping in mind food cost, labour cost and facilities of the kitchen.
  • Daily yield bedroom and meeting space to their optimum potential through the use of Opera.
  • Food and Beverage up selling to achieve and surpass budgeted revenue targets.
  • To attend monthly departmental communications meetings, also sales meetings as required.
  • To establish good business and social relationships with the industry and participate in activities related to public relations to further increase sales leads for the department as well as the hotel.
  • Possesses excellent telephone sales skills, Proven ability to secure, business through prospecting, networking and sales calls
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Live our company Vision, Mission & Values with all internal & external community members.
 
Preferred Knowledge/Qualifications:
  • Post Secondary education and preferably a Hospitality Mgmt. Degree or Post Sec. Degree.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in hotel catering/sales, additional experience in the hospitality industry an asset or related experience.
  • Professional presentation, excellent communication skills and the ability to close a sale
  • Exceptional networking and relationship building skills
  • Food & Beverage knowledge and proven ability to plan and execute events effectively with a strong sense of detail.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Knowledge of Opera an asset.
  • Knowledge of current hospitality industry trends and local market an asset.
  • Financial aptitude an asset
  • Sales skills with attention to detail and organization.
  • Experience on the convention/banquet floor is necessary for knowledge of meeting room set-ups, exhibits, banquet set-up, etc.
 
If you are interested in joining SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, we want to hear from you!
 
Apply to:                      halifaxhotels@silverbirchhotels.com
 
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  • does not require job applicants to pay a fee for a job application or opportunity; and
  • does not make unsolicited offers of employment.
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How to Apply
Email: halifaxhotels@silverbirchhotels.com
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