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Event Manager

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Louisville, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Event Manager  


The following position is open in KentuckyUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into one of the leading premium spirits companies where each team member is trusted with a legacy.  Maker's Mark exemplifies Suntory's values in staying true to the craft and heritage.  With our greatest assets - our brands and our people are driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, while staying true to our heritage.


In this role you will be responsible for leading, creating, directing, and executing special events and branded experiences at the Maker’s Mark Distillery and Star Hill Farm property.  You will ensure all activations are on point for our guests and align with our overall brand strategy. This includes but is not limited to: event ideation, strategy, planning and execution; new business and budget development.


Role Responsibilities

  • Develop multi-year events plan for Maker’s Mark distillery
  • Envision and curate a holistic events calendar, covering key pillars for the brand
  • Create long-lasting memories for both guests and employees alike
  • Ensures guests receive outstanding, consistent, exceptional service by working with other departments to communicate guest expectations and ensure expectations are exceeded
  • Develop events that deliver unique experiences and brand-defining moments
  • Provides vision and direction to ensure overall departmental success. 
  • Creates and maintains each event's banquet event order (BEO) outlining all the event's details, and instructions for staff
  • Prepares annual budget. Achieves budgeted revenues, controls expenses, and maximizes profitability within assigned areas


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management desired, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent interaction with the public
  • Ability to work cross functionally with multiple stakeholders
  • Prior management experience, leading high functioning teams
  • Ability to lead, influence, and inspire others
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Self-starter, innovative, visionary
  • Excellent communication skills and upwards communication
  • Possess solid knowledge of catering management, luxury hotel service standards, guest relations and etiquette.




At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville