Sage Hospitality Group Director of Banquets in Alexandria, Virginia
Sage Hotel Management is currently seeking an experienced Banquet Director at The Alexandrian and Morrison House Hotels, located in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
At Sage Hotel Management, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We are known amongst our staff, our owners, our guests, and our communities as leaders in our field who are authentic, humble, innovative, and flexible operators driven to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.
Sage’s vision is to be recognized by our customers as the best in our business through ensuring a culture that “makes the ordinary extraordinary!” The ideal candidate should champion this culture in every touchpoint of our business from our associates, guests, owners, and communities. The service and courtesy you extend and promote daily will ensure a healthy and productive culture of serving others with excellence. Join us today!
The Director of Banquets is responsible for the successful operation of the banquets department. Ensures all banquet activities are carried out professionally and to standard while maximizing profitability. Manages, motivates and empowers associates. Serves as the banquet department liaison to all other hotel departments. Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.
Supervise the daily operations of banquets to ensure compliance with SOPs, Banquet Event Orders, safety regulations and procedures and to ensure an optimal level of service, quality and hospitality.
Meet with the customers to review the Banquet Event Order and to review any changes, issues and/or problems to ensure delivery of a quality product.
Calculate and review the banquet checks ensuring accuracy and present the check to the customer for signature to ensure payment.
Calculate and prepare the daily gratuities and payroll ensuring accurate, prompt reporting to the Controller's department.
Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of the banquet areas and equipment to protect the assets and ensure quality service.
Analyze banquet event orders, read BEO and know how to complete a set-up.
Set tables in assigned area correctly and uniformly.
Communicate effectively with customers, managers and associates to ensure that all room setups, equipment, supplies, staffing and menus meet/exceed customer's expectations.
Able to work flexible shifts to consist of mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekend and holidays.
Review all schedules, equipment, supplies and organize work flow to ensure a quality event to customers on a daily basis.
Monitor and control banquet budget (i.e., labor costs, beverage costs, supplies and equipment and coordinate with event budgets to maximize revenue and minimize expenses while providing quality guest service.
Implement company programs (company/franchise) and resolve daily operational problems through consistent monitoring of banquet operations to ensure compliance with safety and security regulations, SOPs and to ensure an optimum level of service, quality and hospitality.
One to two years of post high school education.
Two to three years in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within catering and food and beverage.
Experiential knowledge of management of people, complex problems, efficient sales activities and food and beverages management.
Requires ability to investigate and analyze current activities and/or information involving readily available data and indicating logical conclusions and recommendations.
Excellent hearing necessary for verbal interaction with guests and associates.
Excellent vision necessary to view set-ups. Excellent speech communication skills required for verbal interaction with guests and associates.
Excellent literacy necessary to read BEOs, process gratuities and payroll, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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 moments notice, variable distances, 100%.
Continuous standing -function observation, client site inspections (one hour minimum to four hours maximum).
Climbing stairs up to approximately 55 steps 3-5% of 10 hours.
Driving -distance varies (20% used for sales calls).
Physically strenuous -prolonged standing, walking, lifting and carrying throughout entire shift in indoor environment.
Inside 70% of 10 hour shift. Outside 30% of 10 hour shift.
Abnormal temperatures -extreme summer heat of 95 degrees and above and winter cold.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : The Alexandrian
Outlet: King & Rye
Tipped Position: No
Address : 480 King St
City : Alexandria
State : Virginia
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability