IHG Sr. Event Manager InterContinental New York Barclay IHG in New York, New York

Description:

Do you see yourself as a Senior Event Manager ?

What's your passion? Whether you're into chess, shopping or farming, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. This position will manage and coordinate all conferences, meetings, group functions and group activities booked through the sales department.

An icon of refined Manhattan elegance since 1926, the InterContinental New York Barclay re-opens in spring 2016, following an extensive renovation as the city’s luxury hotel of choice. Located off Park Avenue in midtown east, The Barclay features 702 beautifully-designed guestrooms with 30 suites, an opulent Presidential Suite and Penthouse Sky Suite with 1,500 feet of outdoor space and Chrysler Building views. The hotel boasts 15,000 square feet of meeting space and two large ballrooms for New York’s most memorable weddings, benefits, and galas. The Barclay offers a Club InterContinental®. It's Gin bar and lounge with light dining, is a dynamic social hub in the hotel’s expansive lobby. The “new” Barclay' embraces the hotel's distinctive legacy, while modernizing every detail.

This position manages and coordinates all conferences, meetings, group functions and group activities booked through the sales department. 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, addendums, confirmation of pricing, group resumes, and/or banquet event order. You will work with sales staff to service and solicit new business and monitor and handle inquiry calls and provide client proposals. Other hotel departments will work closely with you to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients. Assist in the preparation of the departmental budget and implementation of the hotel's catering and conference strategy.

Qualifications

You need some College plus 2-4 years sales or marketing related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of hotel sales and/or catering preferred.

You need the ability to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or 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: NY-New York

Requisition ID: R134918