Event Manager

  • Turnberry Associates
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 31, 2021
Full time General Managers and Management Executives

Job Description

About the JW Marriott Nashville:

The JW Marriott Nashville Hotel offers the ideal location for leisure, business and meeting guests in the heart of downtown Nashville, adjacent to the state-of-the-art Music City Center. The first-to-market JW Marriott property includes 533 guestrooms, inclusive of 37 suites, along with a broad array of amenities. The 33-story hotel features 50,000 square feet of indoor function space, as well as an expansive 10,000 square-foot outdoor pool and lounging deck overlooking the city skyline.

Owned and operated by Turnberry, the JW Marriott Nashville is located at 201 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN and will officially open its doors in June 2018. To learn more, visit the official JW Marriott Nashville website at or follow the hotel on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Examples of Duties (includes but is not limited to the following):

* Manage and execute the terms of the contract for the group/convention/program as outlined by the sales manager and per JW Marriott standards
* Maximize food, beverage and auxiliary revenues by selling menus, themes and experiences/activities
* Communicate all details of assigned groups/conventions/weddings/programs to all departments in a professional, thorough and timely manner by using Convention and Social Group Resumes, Banquet Event Orders and internal correspondence effectively
* Identify opportunities to maximize sales above contracted minimum spend
* Establish close working relationships with clients and JW Marriott team members
* Efficiently reserve and utilize function space to maximize revenues while minimizing space consumption
* Facilitate pre-conference meetings with clients and key hotel staff
* Work closely with the client and hotel departments throughout the duration of assigned groups/conventions/programs by being available to assist the client and provide information to hotel departments at the appropriate times
* Maintain a high level of service by continually providing accurate and timely information and feedback to all supporting departments
* Adhere to all standards and procedures as outlined by JW Marriott
* Accurately forecast Banquet revenue, covers and average checks based on group assignments
* Conduct pre-planning site meetings and assist in the sales process where required
* Maintain the integrity of Sales & Catering at all times
* Additional duties and projects as assigned

Position Requirements:

* Professional demeanor appropriate for a luxury environment
* Minimum of five (5) years related experience in a convention and/or similar management position at a large first class hotel(s)
* Strong culinary and beverage knowledge and interest
* Knowledge and understanding of the Hotel guest room inventory
* Proven ability to plan and organize events effectively, with an acute sense of detail
* Assertive, professional and positive approach with a proven ability to develop and lead in a team environment
* Understanding of computers and applications with a strong working knowledge of Sales & Catering, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, CI/TY and Meeting Matrix
* Ability to work independently and maintain a positive attitude within a busy environment
* Proven leadership and staff development skills with good decision making ability
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal


* Degree in Hotel / Hospitality Administration from a recognized University/ College/ Polytechnic Institute preferred

Typical Physical / Mental Demands:

* Long hours and weekend required
* Light work - exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently of constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
* Must be able to stand walk, sit
* Must be able to bend, stoop, crouch
* Must use hands to reach, grasp, handle, pull and push
* Must have good near and far vision
* Must be able to hear, talk, smell