The Director of Events at the Hilton Austin and Conference Center is responsible for the strategic leadership of Event Management in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability The Hilton Austin Convention Center is a 4-diamond hotel with 800 rooms and 80,000 square feet of meeting space. This hotel is nestled between the entertainment district, across from the convention center and walking distance to the 2nd Street District. This hotel is currently the largest in the Austin area and recently underwent a 20 million dollar room renovation. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an innovative, forward-thinking hospitality leader by offering best-in-class products, services and amenities to ensure that every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. From inaugural balls and international award galas to business events and personal moments, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands. For more information visit www.hiltonworldwide.com. If you understand the importance of upholding a brand's reputation and what it takes to provide a globally recognized hospitality experience, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Team Member with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. What will I be doing? As Director of Events, you would be responsible for directing and administering catering operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards: * Direct and administer all catering operations to include, but not limited to, guest service, soliciting new accounts, negotiating contracts, merchandising and marketing, planning, event execution, cost control implementation, systems management, budget and forecasting, department management, adherence to federal, state and local standards and meeting participation and facilitation * Develop market segments, solicit new customers, negotiate contracts and maintain relationships with current customers * Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, scheduling, conducting counselling and evaluations and delivering recognition and reward * Recruit, interview and train team members * Communicate with and provide direction and supervision to team members to execute catering events Hilton World Wide Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.