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  1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. FAIRMONT
  4. Food & Beverage

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Fairmont Olympic Hotel - Seattle, Seattle, United States

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REF21139S

Banquet Manager

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle



Company Description

Located in the heart of Seattle's downtown, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is a historic landmark in the city.  Be a part of history, providing service to our guests in an iconic and luxurious setting.  We look forward to welcoming you to the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel located in the heart of Seattle.


Job Description

Do you a flair for orchestrating exceptional events and banquets? Fairmont Olympic Hotel is seeking a passionate and experienced Banquet Manager to help lead our banquet operations. If you have a proven track record in banquet management, exceptional leadership skills, and a commitment to delivering extraordinary guest experiences, we welcome you to take on this exciting role and contribute to our storied tradition of hospitality!

What is in it for you:

  • Annual salary of $70,000 - $73,000 depending on experience
  • Employee travel program offering discounted rates in Fairmont’s and Accor worldwide
  • Parking/Commuting Discounts
  • Paid meal breaks with complimentary meals served in our Staff Dining room
  • Learning programs through our Academies
  • Medical, dental, vison insurance available for all full-time colleagues and their families. Additional supplemental insurance available. Free base employee only medical insurance
  • 401K Retirement plans with a 4% match for all colleagues
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities
  • Fun, elegant atmosphere with amazing colleagues!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operational Excellence: Oversee all aspects of banquet operations, ensuring seamless execution and top-tier service for events and banquets
  • Client Relations: Build and maintain strong client relationships, liaising with clients to understand their event requirements and ensuring their expectations are exceeded
  • Team Leadership: Lead and inspire the banquet team, providing guidance, mentorship, and training to ensure a high-performing and motivated team
  • Event Coordination: Collaborate with event planners, chefs, and other departments to plan and coordinate successful events, from setup to breakdown
  • Quality Assurance: Maintain the highest standards of quality and presentation for all banquets, upholding the Fairmont brand's reputation for excellence
  • Financial Management: Manage banquet budgets, monitor costs, and make recommendations to achieve financial targets while maintaining a high level of service
  • Compliance and Safety: Ensure compliance with all health, safety, and regulatory standards to create a safe and secure environment for guests and team members

Qualifications

  • Must hold valid authorization to work in the USA
  • Food Handers Card and MAST permit required
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management or related field Advanced certifications or relevant education is a plus
  • Experience: Extensive experience in banquet management, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role
  • Leadership Skills: Exceptional leadership, organizational, and problem-solving abilities, with a track record of managing and developing high-performing teams

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive company, and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All offers contingent on background check and E-Verify.

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS   

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.

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