Asst. Events Manager (F&B Service) Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts Autograph Collection Hotels Dubai, UAE

Asst. Events Manager (F&B Service) Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts Autograph Collection Hotels Dubai, UAE

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for preparing all event documentation and coordinates with Sales, property departments and customer to ensure consistent, high level service throughout pre-event, event and post-event phases of property events. This position primarily handles events of average complexity. Ensures their property events have a seamless turnover from sales to service back to sales. Recognizes opportunities to maximize revenue opportunities by up-selling and offering enhancements to create outstanding events.   CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Managing Event Logistics and Operations (Planning)
  • Conducts formal pre- and post-event meetings as required to review/communicate group needs and feedback.
  • Verifies that events progress seamlessly by following established procedures, collaborating with other employees, and confirming accuracy.
  • Promptly greets client during the event phase, executes the event and/or hands-off to the
  • Event Operations team for the execution of details (as appropriate).
  • Adheres to all standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Verifies billing accuracy and conducts bill reviews with the clients prior to processing the final bill.
  • Identifies operational challenges associated with assigned group and determines how to best work with the property staff and customer to solve these challenges and develop alternative solutions.
  • Applies knowledge of all laws, as they relate to an event.
  • Acts as liaison between field sales person and customer throughout the event process (pre-event, event, post-event).
    Participates in customer site inspections and assists with the sales process as necessary.
  • Solicits feedback from the property departments to identify areas for improvement to enhance the Event Planner’s experience.
  • Monitors guest deposits, room blocks, rooming list, cutoff dates, waitlist, overflow accommodations, and rooming requests (as applicable).
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs
  • Ensuring and Providing Exceptional Customer Service

• Delivers excellent customer service throughout the customer experience and encourages the same from other employees. • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service. • Sets a positive example for guest relations. • Coordinates and communicates event details both verbally and in writing to the customer and property operations. • Makes presence known to customer at all times during this process. • Oversees his/her customer experiences from file turnover through the post event phase until turnover back to sales. • Follows up with customer post-event. • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints. • Uses personal judgment and expertise to enhance the customer experience. • Stays available to solve problems and/or suggest alternatives to previous arrangements. • Works to continually improve customer service by integrating obtained feedback and personal judgment into action plans. • Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement. • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels. • Ensures hourly employees understand expectations and parameters for event activities.
Leading Event Management Teams
• Conducts formal pre- and post-event meetings as required to review/communicate group needs and feedback. • Leads formal pre-event and post-event meetings for average to large-sized assigned groups. • Facilitates various meetings as he/she perceives necessary (Banquet Event Order meeting, block review, etc).

  • Supporting and Coordinating with the Sales and Marketing Function

• Assists in the sales process and revenue forecasting for customer groups. • Up-sells products and services throughout the event process. • Forecasts group sleeping rooms and event revenue (catering and audio visual) for his/her groups.

Skills

CANDIDATE PROFILE
• High school diploma or GED; experienced (1 – 2 years of experience) in the event management or related professional area. OR
• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; at least 1 year experience in the event management or related professional area required.

Job Details

Job LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Company IndustryCatering, Food Service, & Restaurant
Company TypeEmployer (Private Sector)
Job RoleManagement
Employment TypeFull Time Employee
Monthly Salary RangeUnspecified
Number of VacanciesUnspecified

Preferred Candidate

Career LevelEntry Level
Years of ExperienceMin: 1
DegreeBachelor’s degree / higher diploma

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