Catering and Conference Service Manager

The Fontaine

Location: US - MO - Kansas City

May 11, 2018
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Company Info

Join one of the fastest growing lifestyle hospitality companies and enhance your career! Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the lifestyle and luxury division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, operates with a deep-rooted passion for continuous innovation, exceptional service delivery, revenue generation, inspired marketing and financial responsibility. As disruptors of the status quo, we intend to spark a movement honoring our community, the adventure-minded traveler and work-hard-play-harder road warrior through distinctive design, bespoke wellness offerings, philanthropic endeavors and locally sourced, internationally influenced food and beverage. Constituted by some of the most accomplished leaders in lifestyle hospitality, Pivot Hotels & Resorts caters to today’s experience-seeking, adventurous traveler through inspiring design, thoughtful service, and one-of-a-kind experiences at each of its hotels and resorts. At Pivot Hotels & Resorts, we know that it is the people who operate our hotels that make the difference between average and exceptional performance. So we want you to join us to be the difference! More information can be found at www.pivothotels.com.

Property Info

Located in the heart of Kansas City's best upscale shopping at Country Club Plaza, The Fontaine is a sophisticated, new destination for business and leisure travel. Walk across custom tile mosaics inset into the gleaming marble floor, enjoy intricately carved wood paneling and playful Renaissance artwork adorning the walls and marvel at the hand-blown Venetian glass chandeliers floating overhead. Each detail is designed to delight the senses while setting a scene of serene sophistication—a place in which guests are both dazzled and utterly relaxed. With over 5,700 square feet of flexible meeting space, as well as a rooftop restaurant, bar, and pool, The Fontaine is one of Kansas City’s finest hotels. Come join our team today!

Position Info

The Event Planning Manager acts a liaison between the customer and hotel sales person to provide direction and supervision during execution of meeting and banquet functions and/or event. Will be available to customers during event process to solve problems and/or suggest alternatives to previous arrangements. They will directly serve on site group and catering customers in a proactive manner working with the logistics of group room blocks, food and beverage, public meeting space, and billing processes. Will play an important role in the achievement of re-booking group business for future dates while demonstrating effective upsell skills to obtain maximum profit.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree and/or 2+ years of hotel sales experience.
• 1-year food and beverage experience.
• Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts.
• Developed business communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft office.
• Present a professional appearance and confidence.
• Ability to communicate effectively with public and other Team Members.
• Strong time management skills, and ability to work under pressure.
• Experience with major Hospitality Sales CRM systems.

EOE AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test, background check, and job assessment required.
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Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
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Hotel/Resort
Catering/Events, Destination/Event Manager, F&B - Convention Services / Events