Sage Hospitality Resources Convention Services Manager in Alexandria, Virginia
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. Sage’s portfolio currently consists of over 60 hotels and 15 restaurants located in 20 states with approximately 6,000 associates. With nearly $1B under management, the company’s portfolio of high quality hotels including luxury and independent boutique properties, as well as premium-branded select and full-service properties operating under the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and Hyatt brand family flags. The company strives to be recognized by its customers as the best in the business – creating places that people go to, not through.
Convention Services Manager
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
The Convention Services Manager ensures the success of events and convention groups by serving as the liaison between the hotel operating departments and the client. Through efficient management of the conference requirements, participates in capturing revenue through sales of food, beverage, room rental and auxiliary services; while ensuring labor savings measures are followed. Coordinates and communicates all aspects of the conference planning, menu selling and all other detail aspects.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Requires a working knowledge of banquet/catering food and beverage services, policies or operations.
Requires compiling facts and figures in accordance with established procedures.
Ability to effectively communicate to clients, guests and across all departments.
Excellent hearing necessary for verbal interaction with guests and associates.
Excellent speech communication skills required for verbal interaction with guests and associates.
Excellent literacy necessary to read BEO’s, process gratuities and payroll, etc.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying tables, chairs, boxes (50 lb. maximum) occasionally.
Bending/kneeling required for taping down cords, skirting tables, picking up floor after function occasionally.
Mobility - ability to service clients on a moment notice, variable distances.
Continuous standing required for function observation, client site inspections (one hour minimum to four hours maximum).
Climbing stairs of approximately 55 steps 3-5% of 10 hours daily.
More than two years of post high school education.
One to two full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Basic office equipment and materials
Inside 95% of 10 hour day. Outside 5% of 10 hour day.
Temperatures - extreme summer heat of 95 degrees and above, and winter cold.
Full Time - Regular
480 King Street