Meeting and Events Coordinator

Athlone, Westmeath
16 May 2018
26 May 2018
Job role
The Sheraton Athlone Hotel has an exciting opportunity for an experience Meeting and Events Coordinator to join our Sales team. The Meetings & Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and detailing the requirements all conferences and events to ensure our Operations team can deliver on that promise.   Key Responsibilities include: Organisation, coordination and management of all conferences and events Liaise with event organisers and finalise quotations and contracting of new business Pre and post event management activities Manage all meeting enquiries and work with the team to ensure all are handled promptly and efficiently. Meet and greet event organisers on arrival to the Hotel and do showarounds Liaise with Hotel Management team on event requirements in advance of every event. Maximise all Group, Conference, and Event revenue opportunities Review budgets with team and identify gaps and ensure proactive efforts to fill capacity and meet set targets Understand the competitive market place and implement approaches to ensure the hotel stays ahead in the local market Dealing with enquiries and sending out quotations in a timely manner Setting up and maintaining filing, activity traces, communication systems, and follow-up procedures in order to convert enquiries Completion of all relevant reports for the Meeting & Events Management team Key Candidate Requirements include: Minimum of 2-3 year previous hospitality sales experience in conference and events in a four-star hotel or venue Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills Energetic, friendly and flexible with a proven commitment to customer service Excellent selling skills and understanding of the sales process Proficient in Opera PMs or equivalent Knowledge of a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel etc., Excellent attention to detail Fluent English essential Benefits Use of Sheraton Fitness & Pool Meals when on Duty Free Parking Staff discounts in the Spa Hotel discounts with Marriott Hotels worldwide Motivational Benefits - Employee of the Month etc Thriving Sports & Social Club   A proud member of the Irish Hotel Federation Quality Employers Programme, the Sheraton Athlone Hotel provides many development opportunities for motivated and efficient people in all departments. We aim to foster a positive team spirit and enjoyable working environment through mutual respect and trust. Applicants must hold a permit to work in Ireland/EU.