Director of Banquets – The Westin Bayshore – Canada


Job Number 19171433
Job Category Event Management
Location The Westin Bayshore| Vancouver| 1601 Bayshore Dr| Vancouver|
British Columbia| Canada
Brand Westin Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

Start Your Journey With Us
At Westin| we are committed to empowering the well-being of our guests by
providing a refreshing environment| thoughtful amenities| and revitalizing
programming to help ensure that they leave feeling better than when they
arrived. We recognize that travel can be disruptive to our guests??? well-being|
and we???re energized to assist as partners in helping them maintain control and
soaring above it all while on the road. Everything we do is designed to help
guests be at their best| and they appreciate our supportive attitude|
anticipatory service and extensive knowledge on how to best assist them
throughout their stay. We are looking for dynamic people who are excited to
join the team and ready to jump into any situation to give a helping hand. If
you???re someone who has is positive| adaptable and intuitive| and has a genuine
interest in the well-being of others around you| we invite you to discover how
at Westin| together we can rise.


Accountable for the overall success of the Banquets Department. Demonstrates
knowledge by leading the team to accomplish daily goals. Ensures the highest
level of service by training and developing staff and executing the
requirements of events based on standards. Drives customer satisfaction and
capitalizes on revenue during the event phase of a function. Provides clear
and concise communications to everyone having ownership in the success of the
event. Monitors and controls financial and administrative responsibilities to
meet or exceed department goals.


Education and Experience

??? High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the event management| food
and beverage| sales and marketing| or related professional area.


??? 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant
Management| Hospitality| Business Administration| or related major; 2 years
experience in the event management| food and beverage| sales and marketing| or
related professional area.


Managing Banquet Operations

??? Projects supply needs for the department| (e.g.| china| glass| silver|
buffet presentations| props).

??? Applies knowledge of all laws| as they relate to an event.

??? Uses banquet beverage ???Use??? records to control liquor costs and manage the
banquet beverage perpetual inventory.

??? Ensures accurate customer billing for banquet events.

??? Ensures coordination and execution throughout the event.

??? Attends pre-conference meetings to ensure specifications of the group event
are well executed.

Leading Banquet Team

??? Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

??? Leads shifts and actively participates in the servicing of events.

??? Leads discussions to review scheduled events and proactively avoid service
challenges and failures.

??? Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with
a focus on continuous improvement.

Managing Profitability

??? Assists team in developing lasting relationships with groups to retain
business and increase growth.

??? Manages department controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

??? Anticipates guests| needs and responds promptly.

??? Displays leadership in guest hospitality| exemplifies excellent customer
service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

??? Handles guest problems and complaints.

??? Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses
on continuous improvement.

??? Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

??? Strives to improve service performance.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

??? Communicates and executes departmental and property emergency procedures and
ensures staff are trained in safety procedures.

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

??? Interviews and hires management and hourly employees with the appropriate
skills to meet the business needs of the operation.

??? Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

??? Monitors and manages the payroll function.

??? Schedules banquet service staff to forecast and service standards| while
maximizing profits.

??? Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.

??? Effectively schedules to business demands and for tracking of employee time
and attendance.

??? Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team

??? Strives to improve employee retention.

??? Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest

??? Sets goals and delegates tasks to improve departmental performance.

??? Provides additional training to employees of other departments when
additional assistance is needed for larger functions.