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Hilton Event Services Manager - Washington Hilton in Washington, District Of Columbia

The Washington Hilton is looking for an Event Service Manager to join their team! This is a great entry level role into the hotel events team. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, a quick thinker, confident, able to multitask and provide amazing customer service to our clients both internally and externally. If you have hotel , events or restaurant industry background is a PLUS!

The Washington Hilton is located less than 2 miles away from The White House and National Mall. Our 118,000 square feet of event space is carefully laid out over three floors. Highlights include a pillarless ballroom with rigging for lights, a private lounge with luxury seating, and an outdoor courtyard area complete with a firepit.

What will I be doing?

Department Overview

The Catering and Events Department is responsible for the management of contracted groups and social event food/beverage and meeting room revenues and experiences, room block management, negotiation of supplier services. Ensuring event planner satisfaction while meeting and or exceeding department and individual revenue goals.

Position Statement

As an Event Service Manager, you will be responsible for event execution between the hotel and the customer during the meeting or event. Acts as liaison between the customer and the hotel by directing each department within the hotel as to their specific role in the on-site event. Successful achievement of this goal will ultimately result in a major contribution to the re-booking of the business for future dates.

Maximizes revenues through effective up-selling of products and services. Serve as the event planner primary contact during event on property and is responsible for his/her experience.

Position Summary

As a Team Member, your essential functions in this role include such things as:

• Provide direction and supervision to affected departments and team members during the execution of

meeting and/or event.

• Directly serve on site group and catering customers in a proactive manner.

• To organize, plan and prioritize your duties by developing plans and goals.

• Timely communication to internal and external clients via telephone, email, written documents or in person.

• Demonstrate knowledge of job systems, products, booking systems, and processes.

• Resolve conflicts and negotiate with others while handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts.

• Selling and influencing both internal and external clients.

• Make decisions and solve problems by analyzing and evaluating the issues and determine the best solution.

• Ensure high quality service by communicating and assisting others to understand the guest needs, providing direction and guidance, feedback and individual coaching when needed.

• Participate in customer site inspections and assist with the sales process as necessary.

• Other duties as necessary based on business needs

• Regular attendance

Salary Range: $29/hr

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What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

The Benefits - Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture ranking #2 Best Company To Work For in the U.S.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members so they can Thrive personally and professionally in a diverse and inclusive environment, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as:

  • Access to your pay when you need it through DailyPay (Depending on hotel)
  • Health insurance
  • Career growth and development
  • Team Member Resource Groups
  • Recognition and rewards programs
  • Go Hilton travel discount program
  • Best-in-Class Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Supportive parental leave
  • Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) - purchase Hilton shares at 15% discount
  • Debt-free education (https://newsroom.hilton.com/corporate/news/hilton-announces-new-education-benefit-through-partnership-with-guild-education) : Access to a wide variety of educational credentials (ex. college degrees, high school completion, English-language learning, digital literacy, professional certificates and more)

*Please note, benefits may vary depending on the classification and union status of the position.

Job: Catering and Event Services

Title: Event Services Manager - Washington Hilton

Location: null

Requisition ID: HOT0ASAN