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Event Planning Manager - $1500 Hiring Bonus

Company: Hyatt
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

**Description:**The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is seeking an Event Planning Manager to join our exciting and fun Events team. We are conveniently located in the downtown area near Champions Square, Smoothie King Center, and minutes from the historic French Quarter, Arts District, and Mississippi Riverfront. Our property has 1,193 guestrooms and 200,000 square feet of event space and is ready for a motivated and creative new leader to take advantage of a unique opportunity to impress and delight our future groups. Come join our family at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans and you will have the chance to sell a brand new experience to our guests!At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences.The Event Planning Manager's primary focus is servicing Sale bookings. This position acts as the liaison between Meeting Planners and the hotel staff to provide direction and organization during execution of meeting and banquet events. The EPM will be available to guests throughout the event progression to solve problems and to suggest alternatives to previous arrangements. They will also directly serve on-site group and catering guests in a proactive mannerResponsibilities include: administering the Sales agreement, detailing all Food, Beverage and A/V needs, managing room blocks and pick up, managing meeting spaces, and overseeing the billing instructions/process and final review. Event Planning Managers also are the on-site contacts and are responsible for the smooth execution of all events. This position plays an important role in the achievement of re-booking group business for future dates while demonstrating effective up-selling skills to obtain maximum profit by developing and maintaining relationships with meeting planners.Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards. Hyatt has the best to offer in restaurant server jobs: Whether it's career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.Our excellent benefits include: - Free room nights, Discounted and Friends & Family Room Rates - Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance - 401K with company match - Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, new child leave and personal day - Paid Family Bonding Time and Adoption Assistance - Employee Stock Purchase Plan - Discounts at various retailers - Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Headspace and many moreCOVID-19 Safety: Hyatt Hotels follows all COVID-19 CDC and US] Health department protocols for the safety of our employees and guests.Hyatt is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.**Qualifications:**+ A minimum of 1-3 years of hotel event planning+ Bachelor's degree and/or 2 years of hotel and/or food & beverage experience preferred+ Must be experienced in general computer knowledge and programs+ A true desire to satisfy the needs of others in a fast-paced environment+ Refined verbal and written communication skills+ Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally & in writing, with public and other Team Members+ Present a professional appearance and confidence+ Candidates should be extremely detail oriented, organized and be able to handle a fast paced environment+ Strong time management & multi-tasking skills and ability to work well under pressure+ Understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts+ Have comprehensive knowledge of all operational departments within the hotel; guest services, reservations, housekeeping, audio visual, banquets, accounting, restaurants and engineering+ Demonstrate positive leadership characteristics, which inspire employees to exceed standards and expectations+ Knowledge of meeting room set-ups and capabilities, sleeping room configurations and types+ Respond to requests by Meeting Planners immediately+ Create, review and revise rooming lists and VIP lists+ Manage meeting space and adjust in order to ensure maximum potential revenue+ Maintain price integrity both in rooms and food and beverage, using revenue management+ Pre-check room setups, prior to arrival of the group+ Relay accurate forecast information for rolling forecasts+ Interact with outside planners, vendors for event set-up+ Manage existing accounts and follow up with client re-solicitation to capture future business+ Responsible for increasing overall revenue per attendee by upselling techniques, rooms management strategies, value added offerings and other creative methods+ Experience creating and writing menus to fit event's needs.+ Preferd candidate has completed PSS or equivalent training*Hiring Bonus distributed in following increments: $500 at hire, $500 at 90 days, $500 at 6 months.**Primary Location:** US-LA-New Orleans**Organization:** Hyatt Regency New Orleans**Pay Basis:** Yearly**Job Level:** Full-time**Job:** Catering/Event Planning**Req ID:** NEW010644Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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