Event Specialist

Job Locations US-NJ-Weehawken
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/23/2020 5:24 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-12270
# of Openings
1
Category
Catering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt
Location : Location Name
Envue Hotel, an Autograph Collection

About Us

For travelers craving convenient freedom and an uncluttered view, EnVue, Autograph Collection is New York City on exhibit. Unparalleled hotel rooftop views and easy transportation options brings the iconic city closer than ever. Now EnVue rises from the revitalized Hudson River waterfront offering a clean slate for new generations to create their own history.
Working at EnVue, our team member are empowered to do their best as they grow their careers through our various training programs – CBT or classroom style. Associates are offered a wealth of health and wellness benefits plus 401K and additional life insurance for family members. Working hard has its privileges such as HEI and Marriott Hotel discounts for employees and their immediate family members at location all over the world. We make life in and out of work stress free by providing company paid parking, lunch and dinner meals, open communication and participating in community relation events.

Overview

Oversee the daily operations of the Events area to achieve customer satisfaction, quality service and compliance with local and corporate standard operating procedures. Position is responsible for the daily operations of the Event space - NoHu Restaurant, Envue Hotel and Skyline.  Recommend procedural changes. May be involved in the budgeting process and monitoring of daily revenues and payroll expenses.

Responsibilities

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  • Create an experience for our guests
  • Clear understanding of both monthly forecasting and the annual budget process. Understanding of pace and productivity. 
  • Provide excellent service for all events including being the primary resource for all events.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action for all events.
  • Strong yield management skills with an understanding of optimizing the event mix of business and the use of historical data. 
  • Maintain or exceed budgeted sales and profits in event areas. 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective marketing plans for generating event revenues. 
  • Optimize event space charges. 
  • Experience in event management including booking and servicing events. 
  • Consistently book repeat business by having a track record of long term client relationships. 
  • Thorough knowledge of sales techniques including strong closing skills and negotiation skills. 
  • Comfortable with event space site inspections 
  • Track record of strong prospecting efforts. 
  • Excellent creative skills to provide innovative set-ups, menus, and functions for groups. Ability to generate creative and innovative menus while working closely with Chef on pricing specialty menus. 
  • Provide overall direction, coordination, and ongoing evaluation of operations. Detailed execution of all banquet event orders 
  • Experience providing Audio Visual equipment and operating Audio Visual as a profit center. 
  • Excellent knowledge of computers, specifically Delphi, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work with outside vendors to ensure client satisfaction for all events and groups.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis. 
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years in Event Planning and Execution required. 
  • Must have experience at a similar size and quality hotel and restaurant
  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. 
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English. Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Delphi. Advanced knowledge of sales skills, revenue management, training, and motivation of peers. 
  • Advanced knowledge of hotel features, benefits, and competing hotels within the market. 
  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning. 
  • Leadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals. 
  • Able to set priorities, plan, organize, and delegate. 
  • Written communication skills to be concise, well organized, complete, and clear. 
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Benefits

HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefit program that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!

For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs as well as Vacation/Sick/Holiday benefits. For your financial wellness, HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life insurance as well as Short and Long-Term Disability plans. Our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future.

 


HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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