Front Desk Manager - Lancashire
- Delta Hotels By Marriott – Country Clubs & North West Cluster
- Accrington, Lancashire
- Competitive rates of pay, leisure facilities membership, free meals whilst on duty & a global Marriott discount program
- Closing date
- 10 Feb 2023
- Hotel jobs, Hotel Porter, Hotel Receptionist, Room Attendant
- Job Type
- Full Time
Job Number 23015787
Job Category Rooms & Guest Services Operations
Location Delta Hotels Manchester Airport, Hale Road, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Located Remotely? N
Position Type Management
ABOUT THE HOTEL
Delta Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, creates a seamless travel experience in more than 90 locations across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and Central America and Caribbean. Delta Hotels focuses on the details that truly matter, delivering a streamlined and flawless stay for its guests every time. The brand's simple and intuitive designed rooms, free Wi-Fi, exclusive Delta Pantry for Marriott Bonvoy Elite members, and convenient dining options offer travelers an effortlessly comfortable and stylish place to stay.
Assists the Front Office Manager in administering front office functions and supervising staff on a daily basis. Front office areas include Bell/Door Staff, Switchboard and Guest Services/Front Desk. Position directs and works with managers and employees to carry out procedures ensuring an efficient check in and check out process. Ensures guest and employee satisfaction and maximizes the financial performance of the department.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, or related professional area.
2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; no work experience required.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Maintaining Guest Services and Front Desk Goals
Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Handles complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
Supervises staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.
Ensures that regular on-going communication is happening with employees to create awareness of business objectives and communicate expectations, recognizes performance, and produces desired results.
Understands the impact of department's operations on the overall property financial goals and objectives and manages to achieve or exceed goals.
Supporting Management of Front Desk Team
Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
Encourages and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Serving as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
Supervises and manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations. Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.
Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
Supervises all areas of the Front Office in the absence of the Front Office or Assistant Front Office Manager.
Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service
Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
Sets a positive example for guest relations.
Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals.
Interacts with customers to obtain feedback on quality of product, service levels and overall satisfaction.
Ensures employees understand customer service expectations and parameters.
Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.
Managing Projects and Policies
Implements the customer recognition/service program, communicating and ensuring the process.
Trains staff and monitors adherence to all credit policies and procedures to reduce bad debts and rebates.
Supervises same day selling procedures to maximize room revenue and control property occupancy.
Supervises daily Front Desk shift operations and ensures compliance with all policies, standards and procedures.
Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently, disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.
Supporting Human Resource Activities
Supports the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
Brings issues concerning employee satisfaction to the attention of the department manager and Human Resources.
Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of employee team members with the appropriate skills.
Supports a departmental orientation program for employees to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job.
Participates in employee progressive discipline procedures.
Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
Performs all duties at the Front Desk as necessary.
Runs Front Desk shifts whenever necessary.
Participates in departmental meetings and continually communicates a clear and consistent message regarding the Front Desk goals to produce desired results.
Why Work For Us:
In addition to the benefits you would expect being part of a brand of our caliber, you will also be offered:
- A unique opportunity to be part of an award-winning international brand where we celebrate your unique talent
- Part of Marriott International, the largest hospitality brand in the world- this means national and internal promotion opportunities for the right candidates. The sky is your limit here
- World class training and development programmes tailored to enhancing your skills and help you grow within the Marriott family.
- Work alongside some amazing talent- award winning, experienced hospitality professionals
- Discounted room nights, meals, and leisure club access-because your wellbeing means so much
- Access to fabulous and flexible benefits to help you in and out of work- including health and life assurance
- Access to major high street discounts so you can treat your friends and family as required
- pro-ratad 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays
- Free Car Parking
- Wellness programmes
- Employee Assistant Programme
- Friends and Family rate for overnight stays
- Food & Beverage discount at the hotels
- Team events
- Training and Development
- Career discussions and Qualifications
- Meals on duty
- Use of the Leisure Club
- Dry Cleaning Discounts
- Staff Discounts
With our diverse portfolio of locations, you'll find Delta Hotels in world-renowned cities and prestigious resorts across Canada. Delta Hotels is a Marriott International brand and offers you the opportunity to find the hospitality job and career journey that's right for you. With more than 1100 managed properties and 19 brands you'll find Marriott International in your neighborhood and in more than 74 countries across the globe. Find Your World at Delta Hotels.
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