Conference & Banqueting Manager

CO. KILDARE, Full Time

Conference & Banqueting Manager deluxe hotel in Co. Kildare.

Duties include:

  • Assist and manage the availability and co-ordination of the hotel function diary within the strategy of the hotel
  • Deliver high level of service in all Conference and banqueting events.
  • To assist with all event planning according to 10 day functions sheets, but also monthly and quarterly, ensuring that full equipment and staffing levels are as required.
  • Monitoring all details on function sheets is accurate, correct and concise allowing for proper execution of all events.
  • Maintaining the presentation of all function and conference room areas, via a scheduled cleaning and maintenance programme.
  • Managing all event equipment, keeping breakages to a minimum and ensuring par stocks are set, and managed in accordance with annual budget spend.
  • Managing and securing all Audio Visual and I.T. equipment pertaining to the conference and banqueting department and reporting immediately any issue/missing item to General Manager immediately.
  • Setting and development function service standards, documenting and implementing through a planned training programme.
  • Leading by example with grooming standards, setting the standard at all times.
  • Preparing and updating menus, floor plans and table plans for all functions
  • Following up on any provisional bookings that have been made
  • Arranging show-arounds and final details appointments as required
  • Liaising with Reception regarding accommodation bookings for Weddings / Conferences

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Have worked as a Duty Manager/Bar Manager/Restaurant Manager in a 4 Star property
  • Be able to lead and motivate a team
  • Deliver high level of service in all Conference and banqueting events.
  • Maintain and improve efficiency and effectiveness of the F&B Department
  • Train and develop staff in line with company polices and SOPs
  • Forecast and roster according to budget and business levels.
  • Friendly and professional work attitude.
  • Must be available to work variable shifts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
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