Associate Event Manager – JW Marriott Parq Vancouver – Canada

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Job Number 19081532
Job Category Event Management
Location JW Marriott Parq Vancouver| 39 Smithe Street| Vancouver| British
Columbia| Canada
Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and
Marriott Hotels.
Marriott Hotels | Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than
500 global locations| is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can
travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels| you will help keep this
promise by delivering premium choices| sophisticated style| and well-crafted
details. With your skills and imagination| together we will innovate and
reinvent the future of travel.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International|s luxury portfolio and
consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and
distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come
first. Because if you’re happy| our guests will be happy. It’s as simple as
that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other| where you’ll be
part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-
workers. JW creates opportunities for training| development| recognition and
most importantly| a place where you can really pursue your passions in a
luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take
care of our associates. That’s The JW Treatment™.

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.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• 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.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Event Logistics and Operations

• Ensures that events progress seamlessly by following established procedures|
collaborating with other employees| and ensuring accuracy.

• Greets customer during the event phase and hands-off to the Event Operations
team for the execution of details.

• Adheres to all standards| policies| and procedures.

• Ensures billing accuracy and conducts bill reviews with the clients prior to
processing the final bill.

• Manages group room blocks and meeting space for average to large-sized
assigned groups.

• Identifies operational challenges associated with his/her group and
determines how to best work with the property staff and customer to solve
these challenges and/or develop alternative solutions.

• Uses his/her judgment to integrate current trends in event management and
event design.

• 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.

• Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

• Solicits feedback from the property departments to identify areas for
improvement to enhance the Event Planner’s experience.

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.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Reviews comment cards and guest satisfaction results with employees.

• Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals
and/or managers.

• Assists in the development and implementation of corrective action plans.

• Take initiative to use his/her experience to improve service performance
according to his/her evaluation of the issue and resolution.

• Works with the property staff and customers to address operational
challenges associated with his/her group.

• Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

MANAGEMENT COMPTENCIES

Leadership

• Adaptability – Maintains performance level under pressure or when
experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.

• Communication – Conveys information and ideas to others in a
convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.

• Problem Solving and Decision Making – Identifies and understands
issues| problems| and opportunities; obtains and compares information from
different sources to draw conclusions| develop and evaluate alternatives and
solutions| solve problems| and choose a course of action.

• Professional Demeanor – Exhibits behavioral styles that convey
confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and
represents the company in alignment with its values.

Managing Execution

• Building and Contributing to Teams – Actively participates as a member
of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

• Driving for Results – Sets high standards of performance for self
and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates| focuses|
and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment
goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

• Planning and Organizing – Gathers information and resources required
to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work
requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships

• Coworker Relationships – Interacts with others in a way that builds
openness| trust| and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and
lasting relationships.

• Customer Relationships – Develops and sustains relationships based on
an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company’s
service standards.

• Global Mindset – Supports employees and business partners with diverse
styles| abilities| motivations| and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes
differences to drive innovation| engagement and enhance business results; and
ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full
potential.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

• Organizational Capability – Evaluates and adapts the structure of own
assignments and suggests improvements to work processes to best fit the needs
and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.

• Talent Management – Provides support and feedback to help individuals
develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work
objectives.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

• Applied Learning – Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities
to improve performance of self and/or others.

• Business Acumen – Understands and utilizes business information to
manage everyday operations.

• Technical Acumen – Understands and utilizes professional skills and
knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct.

o Event Planning – The ability to connect with customers| detail events|
upsell products and services| manage multiple customers at a given time| be
detailed orientated| understand and have a working knowledge of catering and
event management systems.

o Event Services – Have a working knowledge of standards and procedures
for proper meeting room and table set-ups| various meeting room and table
configurations and the set-up of staging and dance flooring.

• Basic Competencies – Fundamental competencies required for
accomplishing basic work activities.

o Basic Computer Skills – Uses basic computer hardware and software
(e.g.| personal computers| word processing software| Internet browsers| etc.).

o Mathematical Reasoning – Demonstrates ability to add| subtract|
multiply| or divide quickly| correctly| and in a way that allows one to solve
work-related issues.

o Oral Comprehension – Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand
information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

o Reading Comprehension – Demonstrates understanding of written
sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

o Writing – Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the
needs of the audience.

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