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Assist Front Office Manager

at HCareers

Posted: 10/14/2020
Job Reference #: 9447_1537971

Job Description

General Responsibilities:

Maintains a high quality of services offered to guests through the management of the functional areas of reservations, registration, bell services, telephone services and guest accounting so as to maximize room revenue at all times and maintain established standards and procedures of Shaner and/or franchise. Direct, implement and maintain a strong service and management philosophy which serves as a guide to respective staff.


* Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work with a minimum of supervision.

* Ability to endure abundant physical movements in carrying out job duties.

* Ability to enforce hotel and brand standards, policies and procedures with staff.

* Ability to ensure security and confidentiality of pertinent hotel, guest and employee data.

* Ability to use business computer systems effectively.

* Ability to achieve and maintain required performance ratings.

* Ability to work flexible hours in a 24 x 7 operation.

Standard Requirements:

1. Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of Shaner, Franchise, and the hotel.

2. Ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all guests and employees in a safe, secure environment.

3. Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for:

a. Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.

b. Confidentiality of all data, including guest, employee and operations data.

c. Quality Assurance and compliance with all regulatory requirements.

d. Compliance with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior.

4. Supports and participates in common teamwork:

a. Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment.

b. Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations.

c. Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, co-workers or guests regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.

d. Promotes positive public relations with guests and employees.

e. Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work duties as assigned.

Essential Functions: (Include the following. Other job related duties may be assigned.)

* Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all Shaner, franchise, and hotel/departmental policies and procedures.

* Maintain complete working knowledge of Night Audit procedures and provide training to employees as needed.

* Ensure all end of month reports are completed to standard.

* Maintain complete knowledge of hotel systems and operations.

* Hire, train and develop all hotel team members with the assistance of the Front Office Manager.

* Ensure all house charges are adjusted weekly. Review for accuracy and legitimacy.

* Assist staff with expediting problem payments.

* Handle guest/employee complaints, accident reports, incident reports and investigate as directed by the General Manager in adherence with all hotel requirements.

* Review the daily business levels, anticipate critical situations and plan effective solutions to best expedite these situations.

* Prepare weekly work schedules in accordance with staffing guidelines and labor forecasts. Adjust schedules throughout the week to meet the business demands.

* Ensure that associates report to work as scheduled. Document any late or absent employees.

* Insure all required training is complete according to standards.

* Empower employees to take necessary steps to satisfy guest needs and make decisions.

* Assist in the review and adjustment of monthly Profit & Loss statements.

* Assist with monthly, quarterly, and yearly forecasting of revenue, expenses and occupancy with accuracy.

* Monitor associate interaction with guests and each other to ensure prompt and courteous service; resolve discrepancies with respective personnel.

* Assist departmental staff with their job functions to ensure optimum service to guests / employees.

* Handle disputed charges by guests courteously following proper procedures.

* Keeps department overtime costs to an absolute minimum (obtains property manager approval prior to authorizing overtime). Maintains productivity and labor cost goals.

* Monitor staff performance in all phases of job functions ensuring that all procedures are carried out to departmental standards; rectify any deficiencies with respective personnel.

* Communicates, updates, and trains all department staff in the safety/security/emergency procedures of the hotel.

* Assist the Front Office Manager/Rooms Division Manager with preparation of annual forecasts and rooms budget.

* Ensure proper security is maintained over all cash funds, deposits and safes at the Front Office.

* Maintain procedures for credit control and handling of financial transactions.

* Ensure the yield controls are in place to achieve the highest possible occupancy and ADR.

* Monitor and ensure that all cashiering procedures comply with Accounting policies and standards.

* Complete work orders for maintenance repairs and submit to Engineering.

* Ensure that designated hotel entrances are locked/unlocked at specific times.

* Complete an inspection of all guest room floors, public areas, and rectify deficiencies with respective departments.

* Review previous night's no-shows and ensure billing of such.

* Assist accounting in researching disputed charges.

* Anticipate sold-out situations, know overbooking policies, and locate alternate accommodations if necessary.

* Maintain call sheet for competitor's daily rates.

* Anticipate low occupancy periods and coordinate blocking of rooms with Executive Housekeeper to minimize labor costs.

* Review arrivals report for accuracy.

* Monitor V.I.P. arrivals; greet and escort them to their rooms.

* Work closely with Housekeeping management to ensure accurate status of each room, readiness of rooms for check-in and report guest concerns.

* Print special requests report and block according to specifications.

* Balance room types daily.

* Print credit check report and review status of each account. Follow up on accounts beyond approved credit limits.

* Review resumes for arriving groups; organize and coordinate master accounts and check-in/pre-registration procedures.

* Print and review masters for departed groups; check accuracy and communicate to accounting.

* Check for VIP/Amenities requests and coordinate delivery time of amenities/special requests with applicable departments.

* Review requests for late checkouts and approve according to policy, communicate with housekeeping.

* Serve as acting Manager in the Front Office Manager's absence.

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