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Director, Banquets

Primary Location Canada-Lake Louise-The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Employee Status Regular

Director, Banquets

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Banquets whose demonstrated leadership skills will enhance the reputation, quality and performance of our Banquet Department Reporting to the Director of Food & Beverage, this position will be responsible for the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the Banquet Department With a total of 36,000 square feet of meeting space with rooms specifically designed to meet the business requirements of the 21st century while paying tribute to the fascinating history and rare wildlife of Banff National Park

Hotel Overview Embrace your passion for hiking, skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities in Banff National Park while pursuing a fulfilling career at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Take a risk, make a change and experience a new adventure while further developing your career To live and work in a National Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity Our team is a network of empowered individuals with a strong sense of themselves and the hospitality industry Work hard, play hard and receive extraordinary benefits including subsidized onsite accommodations, which make saving money very easy to manage Join our Fairmont family today!

Summary of Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Food and Beverage, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following

Develop and enhance Fairmont service standards through disciplined administration of departmental Standard Operating Procedures and excellent attention to detail
To enhance the leadership skills of the banquet leadership team This includes the development of decision-making skills, performance management techniques, function planning ability, process mapping and analysis, and sense of urgency and ownership
Ensure effective working relationships and clear communication are maintained with all colleagues and leaders in the Banquet Department
Critically assess procedures, policies, and methods of operation and alter them where necessary
Ensure the financial success of the department by monitoring productivities, revenues and costs To proactively implement appropriate procedures or programs wherever necessary
Liaise with the Conference Services/Catering Department to ensure that a common vision is shared
Work with clients, CS&C and Sales to develop new programs and services in order to offer a unique and personalized experience for all conference guests
Create and implement all beverage menus within the department as well as work closely with the kitchen on the creation of all food menus
Liaise with other Food and Beverage departments and ensure that all resources are being equally shared and that the entire division operates as a unified force
To ensure that all equipment, fixtures, and furniture of the department are kept in the best repair possible and are used in a safe and proper manner
To participate in the budgeting process of the department by establishing clear and precise priorities for operational and renovation capital expenditures
Oversees the Chateaus seasonal Lago Restaurant and Victoria Dining Room for tour breakfast, lunch and dinner
To purchase all equipment required by the department
To develop and maintain a safety culture within the department and ensure departmental adherence to and awareness of Health and Safety standards
To develop and enforce service standards for Eco-Meet, ensure departmental participation in all hotel-wide environmental initiatives, and to develop departmental specific environmental initiatives
To achieve or exceed all targeted objectives as it relates to our pillars
To ensure the successful opening/closing of seasonal dining rooms And to successfully manage high end/ high volume dining room operations
To attend Leadership meetings, daily convention, preconvention and other meetings as required


At least 2 years experience as a Banquet Manager/Assistant Director of Banquets
Post-Secondary Degree in Hospitality or Food and Beverage Management an asset
Must be a highly organized individual with the ability to handle numerous tasks at any one time
A demonstrated ability to delegate tasks to team members and facilitate their completion
Must have strong, proven leadership qualities and management skills

You may be required to work on holidays, weekends, overnights and other non-day shifts Submission of your application to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise indicates that you are able to meet these requirements as needed

Visa Requirements Applicant must be legally eligible to work in Canada

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At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best Thats why youll find exceptional work opportunitiesthroughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacificas well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like Londons The Savoy, New Yorks The Plaza, and Shanghais Fairmont Peace Hotel Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program An exciting future awaits!

Job Level Management / Supervisory

Schedule Full-time

Shift Day Job

Job Number CLL04361

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Hotel/Travel/Tourism/Airlines/Hospitality
Functional Area : Hotel/Restaurant
Role : Food & Beverage
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Feb 2020

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