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Marriott Conference and Banqueting Manager in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Number 22079300

Job Category Event Management

Location Edinburgh Marriott Hotel, 111 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts

Schedule Full-Time

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

Located Remotely? N

Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels , Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you’re happy, our guests will be happy. It’s as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you’ll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That’s The JW Treatment™.

The Edinburgh Marriott Hotel are currently recruiting for a full time Conference and Banqueting Manager to join the team. The Edinburgh Marriott Hotel’s team offers you the experience to work in a large group and events hotel with 245 bedrooms and 12 unique events spaces. The large group and event space allows you the opportunity to manage the operational side of conferences and events such as world sporting events, large residential conferences and International incentive groups for up to 250 people.

Perks you deserve

We’ll support you in and out of the workplace by offering:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Team-spirited coworkers

  • Encouraging management

  • Wellbeing programs

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Discounts on hotel rooms, food and beverage

  • Recognition programs

  • Hot meal on duty

  • Free car parking

If you would be interested in the job role please apply today and continue reading for more information...


Directs and motivates team while personally providing high quality service based on requirements and standards. Monitors and controls financial and administrative responsibilities including asset protection. Provides clear and concise communications to everyone having ownership in the success of the event. Identifies training opportunities and plans a strategy to accomplish goals.


Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED; 3 years experience in the event management, food and beverage, or related professional area.


  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 1 year experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales and marketing, or related professional area.


Managing Banquet Operations

  • Projects supply needs for the department, (e.g., china, glass, silver, buffet presentations, props).

  • Maintains and applies knowledge of all laws, as they relate to an event.

  • Understands the impact of Banquet operations on the overall success of an event and manages activities to maximize customer satisfaction.

  • Adheres to and reinforces all standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Ensures established sanitation levels are maintained.

  • Manages departmental inventories and maintains equipment.

  • Uses banquet beverage records to control liquor costs and manage the banquet beverage perpetual inventory.

  • Schedules banquet service staff to forecast and service standards, while maximizing profits.

  • Develops lasting relationships with groups to retain business and increase growth.

Leading Banquet Teams

  • Sets goals and delegates tasks to improve departmental performance.

  • Conducts monthly department meetings with the Banquet team.

  • Applies and continually broadens knowledge of food and wine pairings and cutting edge cuisine with emphasis on current event trends.

  • Acts as a liaison to the kitchen staff.

  • Leads shifts and actively participates in the servicing of events as needed.

Ensuring and Providing Exceptional Customer Service

  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.

  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

  • Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.

  • Strives to improve service performance.

  • Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.

  • Reviews comment cards and guest satisfaction results with employees.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Communicates and executes departmental and property emergency procedures and ensures staff are trained in safety procedures.

  • Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals.

  • Monitors progress and leads discussion with staff each period.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of corrective action plans.

  • Reviews quarterly Meeting Planner Survey results and participates in the development and implementation of corrective action to address service challenges; focuses on continuous improvement of guest satisfaction.

  • Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.


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.