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Group Housing Manager

Company: Marriott International, Inc
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Number 22198490
Job Category Sales & Marketing
Location Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? Y
Position Type Management

JOB SUMMARY

Manages all rooms aspects of assigned groups and uses discretion and judgement in dealing with group contacts, both on the phone and in an operational environment, including any contractual obligations. Manages the receipt and entry of each group rooming list prior to or by the proposed deadline outlined in the contract, verifying, documenting and releasing any unused room or attraction inventory back for general sale. Checks any increases in inventory will be checked for availability and any discrepancies will be communicated to the client at the time of rooming list entry.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

Required:

--- High school diploma or GED; 5 years experience in the sales and marketing, guest services, front desk, or related professional area.

OR

--- 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 3 years experience in the sales and marketing, guest services, front desk, or related professional area.

Preferred:

--- Knowledge of property operations.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Group Housing Operations

--- Manages the operational preparation for all group bookings, including guest deposits, room blocks, rooming list, cutoff dates, waitlist, overflow accommodations, rooming requests, contact relationships and ticketing needs.

--- Checks for accuracy on all booking sheets, contracts to verify that they are in accordance with operational guidelines (e.g., inventory, availability, rate structure, and operating procedures, such as deadlines for deposits, rooming list).

--- Maintains organized, accurate files on each group account and monitors of the course of action for each account daily.

--- Provides various reports and communications to Sales, Convention Services, Director of Call Center, Travel Industry Sales, Front Office and Accounting.

--- Acts as primary Rooms Division contact in advance planning meeting, communicating all pertinent information to the Rooms Division, Revenue Management, and Accounting.

--- Manages the receipt and entry of each group rooming list prior to or by the proposed deadline outlined in the contract, verifying, documenting and releasing any unused room or attraction inventory back for general sale. Checks any increases in inventory for availability and any discrepancies will be communicated to the client at the time of rooming list entry.

--- Attends Pre-Convention Meetings, Bill Reviews and site visits for assigned groups.

--- Manages all rooms aspects of assigned groups and uses discretion and judgement in dealing with group contacts, both on the phone and in an operational environment, including any contractual obligations.

Providing Exceptional Customer Service to all Guests and Customers

--- Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty by understanding customer's needs and recommending appropriate features and services that best meet their needs.

--- Supports the company's Service and Relationship Strategy, driving customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.

--- Services customers in order to grow share of the account.

Additional Sales and Marketing Responsibilities

--- Utilizes intranet for resources and information.

--- Attends and completes all appropriate training courses as designated to learn Sales Business Processes and use of various systems.

--- Performs other duties, as assigned, to meet business needs.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet, peeked behind every door, and never ceased to ask "why" when given an explanation. Today, you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to discover. You are passionate about your neighborhood, always looking to explore the places one wouldn't find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you're in the right place. You've got authentic style, natural curiosity and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the night, it's a place to discover, a place in the world with style like yours. That's why we're not just looking for anyone. We're looking for someone like you.%58163436%

Keywords: Marriott International, Inc, Chicago , Group Housing Manager, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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