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IHG Events Executive (FT) - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort in Hayman Island, Australia

Events Executive (FT) - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels

Location: Australia, Queensland, Hayman Island

Hotel: InterContinental - Hayman Island Resort (HISHA)

Job number: EMEAA20026

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About Us

As the world’s first international luxury travel hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering new international destinations for decades. Each of our hotels is a destination in its own right, and we are dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy The InterContinental Life – the glamour and exhilaration of fascinating places, mixed with our international know-how and local cultural wisdom.

Australia’s most iconic private island welcomed a new era of luxury when IHG opened InterContinental Hayman Island Resort on 1 July 2019 and we are continuing to grow our focused team to deliver a truly exceptional and unique luxury experience. The re-imagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in the wonders of working in five-star luxury and offer amazing career and growth opportunities. Live in a world heritage area, on the Great Barrier Reef, in a refurbished and exciting Village environment. A place that will provide a dynamic, positive and exciting living experience where you can kick amazing life goals off your list, and then, when you’re at work, grow and develop your hospitality experience within a world class luxury service environment.

Your day to day

If you're looking for Room to Grow and want embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we'd like to talk to you about doing it in the world's most international luxury hotel brand as an Events Executive, a key role in our Sales & Marketing Team focused on ensuring no stone is left unturned in the planning and coordination of our guest’s unique events. Whether its menu planning, theming, audio visual and entertainment or the organisation of accompanying accommodation, this role plays an integral part in making the clients vision for their events a reality.

Reporting to the Director of Sales, you will manage and coordinate the end to end planning of all MICE and social events on island booked and handed over by the Sales team. Overseeing operational delivery, you will work closely with the banquet operations team post hand over to actively ensure all events come to life seamlessly, delivering unrivalled and distinctive experiences for the client and their guests. This includes planning and conducting pre-event daily de-brief and post event meetings with clients, with a focus on continuous improvement; not just for their event but with the wider Resort event offering in mind.

You will also support the Director of Sales to devise plans to reach and increase catering revenue and oversee the co-ordination and monitoring of all meetings, weddings, sporting groups and social business, manage all VIP events and accurately forecasts C&E revenue and assists with MICE room night forecasting.

What we need from you

Ideally, you will have a minimum of three years’ experience as an event planner or events manager within a large event operation with resort or hotel exposure a plus. You will have demonstrated capability in delivering high end customer service and also have financial, analytical and business acumen partnered with proven ability to deliver on set targets. You will be a change agent with the ability to work alongside a team and collaborate with key stakeholders with a sense of urgency. Strategic thinking, the ability to explore new ways of working and an open minded around how we can drive the Resort forward and deliver unrivalled events will be highly advantageous.

Previous exposure to a remote island environment would be a plus. However if you’re an organised and confident events or sales professional who wants to utilise their strong technical skills and passion in selling WOW events and unique luxury experience, this new, diverse and challenging environment will also be for you.

What we offer

As you know, IHG are more than just great places to stay, we are also one of Australia’s best employers. And giving exceptional people like you the opportunity to grow and continue to greet the world and be the spark is what makes us even better.

You’re a part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care: that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve.

We will give you every opportunity to grow vertically, functionally, geographically, and personally. As part of the IHG family with more than 5,300 hotels in over 100 countries, the world is your oyster - visit www.http://careers.ihg.com to find out more about us.

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