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Event Manager

Shopping Center Management d b a Turnberry Associates
Nashville, TN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
General Summary of Duties:

The Event Manager will be responsible for reviewing, coordinating and managing the execution of group/ convention/ programs as assigned by the Director of Event Management by communicating between the client and the hotel throughout the pre-planning and execution phases.

Examples of Duties (includes but is not limited to the following):

  • Manage and execute the terms of the contract for the group/convention/program as outlined by the Sales Manager and per JW Marriott standards
  • Maximize food, beverage and auxiliary revenues by selling menus, themes and experiences/activities
  • Communicate all details of assigned groups/conventions/weddings/programs to all departments in a professional, thorough and timely manner by using Convention and Social Group Resumes, Banquet Event Orders and internal correspondence effectively
  • Identify opportunities to maximize sales above contracted minimum spend
  • Establish close working relationships with clients and JW Marriott team members
  • Efficiently reserve and utilize function space to maximize revenues while minimizing space consumption
  • Facilitate pre-conference meetings with clients and key hotel staff
  • Work closely with the client and hotel departments throughout the duration of assigned groups/conventions/programs by being available to assist the client and provide information to hotel departments at the appropriate times.
  • Maintain a high level of service by continually providing accurate and timely information and feedback to all supporting departments
  • Adhere to all standards and procedures as outlined by JW Marriott
  • Accurately forecast Banquet revenue, covers and average checks based on group assignments
  • Conduct pre-planning site meetings and assist in the sales process where required
  • Maintain the integrity of Sales & Catering at all times
  • Partner with operations department
  • Contribute to selling strategy of the whole hotel
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Professional demeanor appropriate for a luxury environment
  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience in a convention and/or similar management position at a large first class hotel(s)
  • Strong culinary and beverage knowledge and interest
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Hotel guest room inventory
  • Proven ability to plan and organize events effectively, with an acute sense of detail
  • Assertive, professional and positive approach with a proven ability to develop and lead in a team environment
  • Understanding of computers and applications with a strong working knowledge of Sales & Catering, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, CI/TY and Meeting Matrix
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a positive attitude within a busy environment
  • Proven leadership and staff development skills with good decision making ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Degree in Hotel / Hospitality Administration from a recognized University/ College/ Polytechnic Institute preferred

Shopping Center Management d b a Turnberry Associates


Nashville, TN
37203 USA


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