Catering & Events Manager – W Melbourne – 435 Collins Street


Job Number 20011946
Job Category Event Management
Location W Melbourne| 435 Collins Street| Melbourne| Victoria| Australia

Brand W Hotels
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management
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Boldly coloring outside the lines of luxury| W turns the traditional notion of
the extravagant hotel on its head. Our irreverent attitude and taste for
excess redefine revelry for the modern jet set. Our guests have a lust for a
life less ordinary that drives them to demand more| experience it all| and hit
We share our guests’ passions| providing insider access to what’s new and
what’s next. Moderation is not in our vocabulary and we know that lust for
life demands more| not less. W guests soak it in and live each day with a
mantra: Detox.Retox.Repeat. If you’re ready to create the energetic W scene
that is magnetic to everyday disruptors around the world| then we invite you
to explore a career with W Hotels.


Directs and motivates team while personally assisting in the physical set up
of the function rooms (e.g.| tables| chairs| dance floors| podiums| etc.) and
executing events based on requirements and standards. Develops and directs
team to provide consistent| high quality service. Communicates expected
performance and trains staff in processes. Monitors and controls financial and
administrative responsibilities including asset protection.


Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the event management or
related professional area.


• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant
Management| Hospitality| Business Administration| or related major; no work
experience required.


Participating in and Leading Catering Teams

• Demonstrates self confidence| energy and enthusiasm.

• Understands how to manage in a culturally diverse work environment.

• Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow up.

• Demonstrates personal integrity| manages time well| and is highly visible in
areas of responsibility.

• Builds a positive work environment by demonstrating self confidence| energy
and enthusiasm.

Supporting the Management of Catering Operations

• Interacts with other catering employees| customers and guests| vendors and

• Demonstrates knowledge of all departments within the property.

• Communicates group needs to various departments within the property.

• Prompts handling of all inquiries within market and parameters.

• Creates written and verbal presentations effectively.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Communicates all details of catering events to operating departments and

• Manages the quality process in areas of customer service and employee

Supporting and Coordinating with the Sales and Marketing Function

• Qualifies business and tracks leads.

• Solicits and books meetings| conferences and catered corporate and social

• Finalizes and upsells catering arrangements for group/convention business.

• Negotiates and markets to drive sales and create profits.

• Identifies customer needs and all sales opportunities which ensure
successful catering events.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Provides constructive coaching and counseling to employees.

• Supports the development| training| and mentoring of employees.

• Demonstrates knowledge of how and when to impose deadlines and delegate

• Motivates and provides a work environment in which employees are productive.

• Listens and responds to employee|s needs.

• Manages group or interpersonal conflict situations effectively.

• Develops and manages hourly employees.

• Adheres to EEO and AA policies.