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Manager of Conference Coordinators

Company Name:
Gaylord Hotels
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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
located at
201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD, 20745
is currently hiring a
Manager of Conference Coordinators.
Responsibilities include: Provides leadership and support to Conference Coordinator team. Interacts with all clients and Conference Coordinator team on a daily basis to verify meeting planner satisfaction. Manages the performance of the Conference Coordinator team. Handles recruitment, training, development and career planning. Maintains integrity of Conference Coordinator program within the property and across the brand. Communicates standards, departmental policies and procedures to promote positive working relationships with all operational departments. Supports the discovery process between the primary Conference Coordinator and Conference Planning team including hot buttons, tight turns and other critical performance factors. Reviews group resumes to gain an understanding of client expectations and verifies focus on the delivery by the Coordinator team. Provides support to Conference Management leadership in regards to staffing, budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and expense control. Attends planning visits, pre-convention meetings, welcome receptions and necessary tie-down meetings. Actively promotes the Conference Coordinator program.
CANDIDATE PROFILE
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED; 5 years' experience in the event management, food and beverage, or related professional area.
OR
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 3 years' experience in Catering management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Managing Conference Operations
Provides leadership and support to Conference Coordinator team.
Interacts with all clients and Conference Coordinator team on a daily basis to verify meeting planner satisfaction.
Manages the performance of the Conference Coordinator team. Handles for recruitment, training, development and career planning.
Maintains integrity of Conference Coordinator program within the property and across the brand. Communicates standards, departmental policies and procedures to promote positive working relationships with all operational departments.
Supports the discovery process between the primary Conference Coordinator and Conference Planning team including hot buttons, tight turns and other critical performance factors.
Reviews group resumes to gain an understanding of client expectations and verifies focus on the delivery by the Coordinator team.
Provides support to Conference Management leadership in regards to staffing, budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and expense control.
Attends planning visits, pre-convention meetings, welcome receptions and necessary tie-down meetings.
Actively promotes the Conference Coordinator program.
Understands the impact of banquet operations on the overall success of a conference event and manages activities to maximize customer satisfaction.
Adheres to and reinforces all standards, policies, and procedures.
Manages departmental inventories and maintains equipment.
Assists team in developing lasting relationships with groups to retain business and increase growth.
Manages department controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
Promoting and Providing Exceptional Customer Service
Sets a positive example for guest relations.
Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
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