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OpportunityVice President, Banqueting / Conference (large property experienced)
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**If you have worked for one of the largest leading and exclusive banqueting / conference facilities in one of the top 5* luxury hotels in the hospitality industry, then this is the job for you! Luxury background and experience in award winning hotels similar to the large properties (1500+ rooms) in Las Vegas is what our client is looking for!** Caribbean / North America experience is a huge asset, along with International background and experience! The Vice President, Banqueting/Conference will be in charge of and responsible for the operations of the entire Banqueting and Conference divisions of this large integrated resort/hotel in the Caribbean that also has many restaurants, bars, lounges, health and spa, and many more amenities for the leisure and business travelers. Conference / Banquet operations include high end weddings, corporate events, and conferences, along with one of the largest catering businesses in the region. Hence, the VP of Banquets/Conference will oversee all aspects of the Hotel's banquets, conferences, catering and events and will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Ballroom and function areas. Very strong experience in the Caribbean and North American regions, within fast paced environments (similar to resort hotels and casinos in Las Vegas) is mandatory. Our client seeks someone who has demonstrated leadership skills that will enhance the reputation, quality and performance of their Banquet and Catering division. This position will report to the VP of Food & Beverage. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Manage all events related to Banquets and Conferences. Maintain exceptional levels of customer service. Evaluate guest satisfaction levels with a focus on continuous improvement. Optimize sales and contain costs, identifying any areas for action. Maintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areas and with external customers and suppliers. Ensure staffing levels meet the high volume business demands. Recruit, manage, train and develop the team. Ensure training is carried out on an ongoing basis. Mandatory Requirements: Large resort / casino environment in the Caribbean is very important for this role. Working experience in a casino / resort hotel in Las Vegas, USA is preferred. Must have experience in large volume Banquets and Conferences. Minimum 5 years work experience in banquet service in a 5 star resort / hotel. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, is service driven, have excellent attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. Solid time management skills and the ability to multi-task, as well as be able to work with flexible time requirements. Must have a Hospitality Degree/Diploma or relevant discipline. Top Compensation package for the right candidate!

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