IHG Convention Services Manager - Hotel Indigo - Los Angeles Downtown in Los Angeles, California

Description:

Do you see yourself as a Convention Services Manager ?

What's your passion? Whether you're into travel, design or the latest in culinary adventure, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care, creativity and passion to their work, their craft, as they do their personal pursuits - people who will put our guest experience at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our savvy team of hotel professionals.

At Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown our team members are full of neighborhood knowledge; they know where to find the hidden gems worth exploring. That’s the Hotel Indigo DTLA way. When you’re part of the Hotel Indigo DTLA Team you’re more than just than just your work - you are part of the experience.

We thrive in celebrating – the individual talents, interests and dreams that make you who you are. The Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown is looking for people who are energetic, approachable and cultured with a sense of fun; always curious to discover more and to share inspired suggestions with our guests, with our partners and with each other.

This position is responsible for all Catering and Convention Service functions. You will manage and coordinate all conferences, meetings, group functions and group activities booked through the sales department. Essential functions include develop Conference and Convention Services marketing plan, goals & strategies; prospect, solicit and close new business as well as maintain repeat clients; handle all major events and VIP clients. You will work closely with Group Sales to sell menus which meet the client's needs and maximize revenues. You will negotiate food and beverage prices, function space, and hotel services within approved departmental booking guidelines. This includes confirming in writing to the client and all affected hotel departments all group requirements via sales contract terms, addendum, confirmation of pricing, group resumes, and/or banquet event order. This position will also review & develop departmental structure (i.e. sales, support & service staff). Periodically review & adjust catering menus to ensure product and vision consistency. Other hotel departments will work closely with you to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients; you will work with F&B Director and Banquet Manager to establish policy standards, procedures, operational guidelines & service manual.

The ideal candidate will have the passion and drive to find new revenue opportunities and consistently strive to maximize revenue and promote relationships through effective negotiation of services and prices in the Hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.

Qualifications

You need some College plus 1-2 years’ sales or marketing related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the operations of the hotel industry, hotel sales and/or catering preferred. Must have proven selling, negotiating and presentation skills. Highly developed customer service skills with strong attention to detail. Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook (Delphi experience preferred). The ability to delegate, effectively train and coach. Must be a dynamic, enthusiastic, creative leader who thrives under pressure and is able to perform multiple functions and troubleshoot when needed.

You need the ability to travel to attend workshops, trade-shows, conventions, etc. You must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card, as required by local or state government agency, is also necessary.

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

Job: Hotel General Management

Location: CA-Los Angeles

Requisition ID: R135062