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Director of Banquets

Company: Montage International
Location: Park City
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Live Your Passion. Add Your Magic.

At Montage International, we are doing something different, something exciting and it takes passionate people to bring our vision to life. We have built a culture that leads with the important notion we live by every day; do what you love. If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application.

We welcome applicants with disabilities and provide reasonable accommodations as needed to our applicants. Please discuss with our hiring managers during our selection processes.

Director of Banquets

Opening winter of 2021, Pendry Park City will be the ideal base for outdoor adventures in every season. Our prime ski-in/ski-out location offers 7,300 acres of exceptional terrain paired with all of the services of a luxury resort, including ski valet, Spa Pendry, fine dining and a rooftop bar and pool. During the warmer months, hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor concerts are equally enticing endeavors. A modernist take on a traditional alpine lodge, the resort will feature 152 guestrooms and suites, along with fully serviced Pendry Residences Park City ranging in size from studios to four-bedroom homes. In the true tradition of Pendry, impeccable service-at-the-ready awaits you, making every aspect of your stay a pleasure.

With captivating destinations, artful environments, and attentive service, Pendry ushers in a new era of luxury hospitality. If you share the same passion for the emergence of the new luxury traveler: the guest who values design, service, culture and comfort, but wants to experience them in a new way, then we invite you to discover a modern professional and socially integrated experience with Pendry.

SUMMARY

The Director of Banquets is responsible for maintaining a strong client relationship and ensuring that all conference and special event specifications are communicated to, and executed by all hotel operating departments, making for a successful meeting or event experience for the guest and attendees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Job duties include; although are not limited to:

  • Setting up all functions and meetings in an appropriate and timely manner while maintaining standards of food, beverage, and meeting specifications
  • Communicating daily activities, in person or by log, to banquet personnel to ensure smooth transition and follow-up from one function to another.
  • Maintaining appropriate staffing levels, room/station assignments, buffet dcor and enhancements as they relate to banquet and meeting room set-up
  • Developing and maintaining all policies, procedures, and quality standards within the department
  • Utilizing a continuous improvement approach to ensure a high quality, cost effective, and customer focused operation
  • Developing and implementing a training plan to ensure a high quality presentation and level of customer service within the banquet/function service staffs
  • Managing, in conjunction with the Executive Steward, the inventory, control and breakage/loss reduction of china, glass, and silver as it relates to function and banquet services
  • Inspecting and overseeing the cleanliness and maintenance of all function space, public areas, and service areas on banquet levels
  • Coordinating with housekeeping and engineering to ensure the highest level of product delivery
  • Communicating information to the kitchen and other supportive departments prior to and during events
  • Providing daily support and guidance to fellow banquet personnel as well as monitoring job performance
  • Maintaining a high level of service by constantly training and coaching all direct reports and Associates

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Prior Banquet Director experience at an upscale property preferred
    • Minimum 5 years Banquet hotel supervisory or management experience
    • Ability to motivate in a team oriented, collaborative environment
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a results-oriented environment, continuing to deliver quality service and consistently meet deadlines
    • Proven success in customer service and guest recovery
    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required
    • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting required
    • Ability to supervise subordinate staff, including, but not limited to, assignment of duties, motivating and mentoring, as well as evaluating service and taking disciplinary action when necessary
    • Ability to solve problems and make rational decisions
    • Strong facility and safety awareness

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

      Position requires walking and giving direction most of the working day; must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility. Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill tasks. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. on a regular basis. Must be able to push and pull carts containing up to 250 lbs. occasionally. Requires manual dexterity, grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, and climbing.

      In the United States we are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Keywords: Montage International, Salt Lake City , Director of Banquets, Hospitality & Tourism , Park City, Utah

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