Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Sales Catering Manager – (in English)

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Kempinski Al Othman Hotel

The spectacular new five-star Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar offers sweeping views over the Al Khobar skyline. A wide range of rooms and suites are available, as well as 18 stunning, designer-styled apartments that combine the ultimate in elegance, space and comfort with all the services and amenities of a five-star hotel.

Outside Sales Catering Manager

To produce an outstanding guest experience within the Banqueting concepts by managing a service team in cooperation with the culinary team. The Banquet Manager / Catering Manager provides a courteous, professional and efficient service in accordance with the outlet, hotel and Kempinski standards, driving sales and maximising profit.

Key Responsibilities

    • Responsible to Head of Department/ Assistant Head of Department.

    • Responsible for Assistant Banquet Manager, Banquet Supervisor, Banquet Waiter / Waitress.

    • Set an example by reporting to duty punctually wearing business attire according to the hotels dress code & Kempinski grooming standards, maintaining a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene at all times.

    • Provide a professional and courteous service at all times and ensure that all employees of the Room Service outlet follow the example.

    • Ensure that the place of work and surrounding area is kept clean and organised at all times.

    • Execute and demand the team to execute the highest level of service and set-up standards at all times.

    • Be knowledgeable of all services and products offered by the hotel.

    • Set an example in terms of thorough service and product knowledge of the Banqueting offering.

    • Assist in preparation of the Banqueting budget.

    • Conduct monthly inventory of operating supplies and equipment together with the stewarding department.

    • Perform up selling for all items offered by the department assigned as well as offering alternatives.

    • Be knowledgeable to operate the existing POS system based on the trained responsibility level as assigned in the department.

    • Identify errors and correct them as required during set-up, service and breakdown of operations.

    • Produce reports and analysis of the outlet and present report in the monthly performance meeting.

    • Lead the Banqueting department efficiently in cost and expenses, constantly delivering the highest quality as well as driving high top line revenue and profit.

    • Establish rapport with guests and meeting organizers to ensure satisfaction and personalized service.

    • Work in close term with Stewarding and Housekeeping to ensure that all areas are regularly maintained and organised.

    • To work closely with the Sales & Catering department and establish a good rapport to ensure successful flow of communication.

    • Participate planning sessions of the Banquets together with the Sales & Marketing Department.

    • Plan the banquets’ schedule and checklist with Executive Chef / Banqueting Chef.

    • Hold event briefings for the Service and Culinary Teams.

    • Actively participate in Banqueting menu design in cooperation with the Culinary Team, Bar Manager and Chef Sommelier / Sommelier.

    • Organise tastings of new Banqueting menus.

    • Foster and implement creative ideas for Banqueting offering.

    • Implement a flexible work schedule based on business patterns.

    • Establish a pool of qualified and trained full and part time employees in conjunction with the hotel’s People Services Department.

    • Ensure an effective payroll control through a flexible work force maximizing the utilization of part time employees and closely cooperating with other Food & Beverage departments.

    • Monitor operating supplies, equipment and reduce spoilage and wastage successfully.

    • Attend and contribute to all staff meetings, departmental trainings and hotel initiated trainings.

    • Attend daily or weekly meetings with the Culinary Team and fostering team work to constantly develop the Banqueting department for more success.

  • Attend all required trainings as described by the Food & Beverage Department.

  • Report incidents requiring disciplinary actions immediately to the Head of Department.

  • Prepare and review all departmental operations manual updates annually in accordance with the Assistant Head of Department.

  • Support all activities and cooperation with the suppliers.

  • Monitor and constantly improve quality and guest satisfaction trough personal correspondence with the clients, such as event organisers.

  • Organise all required outlet specific trainings as described by the department.

  • Undertake reasonable tasks and secondary duties as appointed by the Head of Department.

  • Respond to any changes in the department as dictated by the hotel management.

  • Handle guest enquiries and complaints in a courteous and efficient manner and report to Head of Department / Assistant Head of Department ensuring that the follow up is performed with the guest.

  • Ensure that the opening and closing procedures established for the outlet are followed.

  • Act as Food & Beverage Duty Manager during the absence of the Food & Beverage Head of Department and Assistant Head of Department.

  • Assign responsibilities to subordinates implementing a multi-tasking principle and check their performance periodically.

Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate to multinational environment
  • Have a good knowledge of local events, event management companies and planners to help drive sales and liaise with potential clients.
  • English good oral and written

About Kempinski

The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, we are committed to providing our guests with memorable journeys inspired by exquisite European flair. We believe life should be lived with style.

Each year, an increasing number of guests come to appreciate these qualities, as Kempinski adds new, exciting destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. While this growth reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand, the collection will remain a limited one, where exclusivity can be nurtured and individuality can flourish.