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SALES AND CATERING MANAGER | WYNDHAM GARDEN WINNIPEG

The Sales and Catering Manager is responsible for booking and detailing all aspects of groups and events, overseeing the execution of event services, and proactively pursuing leads and new business for the Hotel.

Status: Actively Hiring

Opening in the summer of 2022, Wyndham Garden is a full-service hotel located on the first Urban Reserve in Winnipeg; the Long Plain Madison Reserve located on Treaty 1 territory. The Hotel is owned by Long Plain First Nation and will be operated by Winnipeg-based Sparrow Hotels. The hotel features 132 guest rooms, pool, waterslide, fitness centre, 5800 square feet of flexible meeting space, dining room, café, and 230 parking stalls.

“On behalf of the Long Plain people we are extremely proud and excited to prepare to open our 2nd Wyndham Hotel in Winnipeg’s first urban reserve. We will continue to strengthen our Indigenous economy and the addition of Wyndham Garden will be a great asset in our growing Arrowhead Corporate economic ventures” – Chief Dennis Meeches, Long Plain First Nation

Part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of brands, Wyndham Garden is Wyndham's fastest growing brand over the last five years. Wyndham Garden combines excellent service, best-in-class amenities, and technology that delivers the efficient and welcoming elements that guests want. With a lens on the little details, and a focus on delivering stress-free, easy travel, guests find peace of mind when traveling for business or pleasure.
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of three years of progressive working experience in the hotel industry with a minimum of two years' experience in a leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of hotel sales and catering, revenue management, food service principles, and conference management
  • Must be based in Winnipeg, MB.
  • An ability to recruit, train and retain a diverse workforce with a focus on recruiting members of Long Plain First Nation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and exceed measurable goals such as the development of key accounts, RevPAR, comp set penetration, and guest satisfaction metrics
  • Ability to establish priorities and strategies to maximize hotel revenues
  • Ability to acquire market share through the development of effective marketing and selling strategies

EDUCATION:

  • A High School Diploma or GED required
  • A Diploma or Degree in Hospitality Management, Business, or other related discipline is an asset

BENEFITS:

  • A competitive compensation package with performance incentives and an employer matched retirement program
  • A comprehensive extended health care benefit program
  • Work with Sparrow Hotels, one of Manitoba’s oldest and most reputable hospitality management companies
  • Candidates holding an Indigenous Status Card may be eligible for income tax benefits

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The successful candidate will live our:

CORE PURPOSE: Through the provision of genuine hospitality, we create an environment for people and communities to flourish

CORE VALUES: Because WE CARE, we show RESPECT by treating our customers, colleagues and community and suppliers as we wish to be treated. We show LEADERSHIP in all areas of life, at work at home and in our community. We value IMPROVEMENT and are committed to being better today than yesterday. We practice TEAMWORK by working together to achieve common goals. We show ACCOUNTABILITY to each other, our guests and our community. We know PROFIT is essential, but everyone must benefit from what we do, including the environment and future generations.

CUSTOMER VISION STATEMENT:

EXPERTISE – be an expert in your field, provide the best food, the cleanest room, the most efficient check in, the best service, be the most knowledgeable and be the most helpful
ENGAGE – engage each guest, make it memorable make it unique
EMPOWER – make it happen, be empowered to say yes, wow every guest every time, anticipate, find the solution and be accountable

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@sparrowhotels.com. We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only those deemed qualified will be contacted.