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Director of Catering - Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Int'l Airport at IHG

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California





Job Description:

Do you see yourself as a Catering Director?
 
What's your passion?  Whether you're into wind surfing, shopping or knitting, at IHG we're interested in YOU.  At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do.  And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.
 
Southern California….where you can ski early in the morning and surf in the afternoon.  A great place to live deserves a great place to work.  This is where we come in….  The Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport Hotel is a bustling 613-room full service hotel with 15,000 square feet of meeting space. Considered the Gateway to Los Angeles we are less than one mile from the LAX terminals, offering 24-hour complimentary shuttle service to and from LAX.   The hotel is conveniently surrounded by all the major Southern California Attractions such as Hollywood, Disneyland and Universal Studios.  We are only minutes from the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center.  Our neighboring beach communities are Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach and Manhattan Beach.  Have a quick cup of coffee in our Boulevard Market Café or enjoy a superior dining experience in the Landing Restaurant. We have an excellent team and look forward to your application!



This challenging role will develop and implement the total sales and marketing strategies of the catering department. 
 
As the Director you will direct the day-to-day activities of the catering team and develop, train and motivate a catering team that is responsible for developing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts, and implementing catering strategies.  This role establishes a client base of organizations, associations and commercial business through direct outside sales efforts for the purpose of securing business for the hotel.  You will archieve budgeted revenues and personal sales goals while assisting management in the preparation of the annual departmental operating budget, and financial plans which support the overall objectives of the hotel. Complete forecasts, plans, and sales production reports.  You will help clients with menu planning, food and beverage coordination, table arrangements, decoration options, etc. and arrange all details of conventions and or catering events. 

You will need a Bachelor's Degree in marketing or related field or equivalent, and  3 years experience in a catering setting or related field, with direct supervisory experience over a sales/catering team, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.  This position may require the ability to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
 
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan.   Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
  
So what's your passion?  Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
 
IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.