Director of Banquet

Job Title: Director of Banquet
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Jakarta
Reference: JOB_000272[855]
Contact Name: Leon Nonis
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 12, 2017 14:59

Job Description

The Company

Our client is a well established holding company based in Indonesia with a diverse range of investments in the country and is renowned for its innovation, integrity and dependability. Well steeped in luxury, our client owns and manages one of the most recognizable and fast expanding luxury brands in the region.

The Role

Accountable for the overall success of the Banquets Department.

Demonstrates knowledge by leading the team to accomplish daily

Ensures the highest level of service by training and developing
staff and executing the requirements of events based on standards.

Drives customer satisfaction and capitalizes on revenue during the
event phase of a function.

Provides clear and concise communications to everyone having
ownership in the success of the event.

Monitors and controls financial and administrative responsibilities to meet or exceed
department goals

Managing Banquet Operations

• Projects supply needs for the department, (e.g., china, glass, silver, buffet presentations, props).

• Applies knowledge of all laws, as they relate to an event.

• Control liquor costs and manage the banquet beverage perpetual inventory.

• Ensures accurate customer billing for banquet events.

• Ensures coordination and execution throughout the event.

• Attends pre-conference meetings to ensure specifications of the group event are well executed.

Leading Banquet Team

• Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

• Leads shifts and actively participates in the servicing of events.

• Leads discussions to review scheduled events and proactively avoid service challenges and failures.

• Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement.

Managing Profitability

• Assists team in developing lasting relationships with groups to retain business and increase growth.

• Manages department controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer

• Anticipates guests' needs and responds promptly.

• Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

• Handles guest problems and complaints.

• Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Strives to improve service performance.

Human Resources Activities

• Communicates and executes departmental and property emergency procedures and ensures staff are trained in
safety procedures.

• Observes service behaviours of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/or managers.

• Interviews and hires management and hourly employees with the appropriate skills to meet the business needs of the operation.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

• Monitors and manages the payroll function.

• Schedules banquet service staff to forecast and service standards, while maximizing profits.

• Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.

• Effectively schedules to business demands and for tracking of employee time and attendance.

• Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members.

• Strives to improve employee retention.

• Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.

• Sets goals and delegates tasks to improve departmental performance and provides additional training to employees of other departments when additional assistance is needed for larger functions.

The Person

  • You must be firmly grounded in the luxury market / product arena
  • 3 to 5 years min experience in a similar role
  • Familiar with local trends, requirements and market sentiments
  • A recognized Diploma
  • A strong leader, motivator - working well under high levels of stress and pressure
  • A firm believer in providing service that exceeds expectations
  • Able to multi-task with experience managing over 10 function venues