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Housekeeping Supervisor

posted April 17, 2017

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
Milwaukee, WI
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About This Job

 

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The Housekeeping Supervisor is responsible for administering and coordinating housekeeping functions in assigned sections. Responsible for inspecting Guest Rooms and ensuring they are cleaned up to standards, assist Room Attendants as needed, provide necessary training. Responsible for assuming all Housekeeping Manager functions in his/her absence.

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education & Experience:

  • At least 2 to 3 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field required.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • College course work in related field helpful.
  • Previous supervisory responsibility preferred.

 

Physical requirements:

  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand during entire shift.

 

Mental requirements:

  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must work well in stressful, high pressure situations.
  • Must be able to show initiative in job performance, including anticipating what needs to be done before it becomes a necessity.
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must have the ability to assimilate complex information, data, etc., from disparate sources and consider, adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions.

 

 

DUTIES & FUNCTIONS

Essential:

  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly, service oriented manner.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working.
  • Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Inspect staff's work performance within assigned section on a daily basis to assure that standards and productivity levels are being met and maintained.
  • In the absence of the Housekeeping Manager or Assistant Housekeeping Manager, inspect all V.I.P. rooms and report their availability to the Front Office.
  • Oversee the organized closing of the floors at the end of the day, ensuring the Room Attendants’ carts are clean and restocked with linen only.
  • Ensure records of daily assignments are completed, signed off on and turned into the Housekeeping Office on time.
  • Maintain key control system.
  • Supervise all staff in Laundry and Housekeeping, holding them accountable and responsible for their work performance.
  • Submit proper documentation regarding poor work performance, misconduct, excessive absenteeism, lateness and improper attire.
  • Handle items for "Lost and Found" according to the standards.
  • Be familiar with all Aimbridge Hospitality policies and House Rules.
  • Ensure that employees are, at all times, attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and other employees.

 

Marginal:

  • Ensure the overall appearance, cleanliness and orderliness of staff.
  • Carry an active pager/radio to maintain contact with the Front Office and/or Engineering throughout the shift period.
  • Oversee the daily assignment of duties, ensuring each Room Attendant and House Attendant carries a work assignment.
  • Monitor cleanliness and orderliness of Room Attendants’ carts, linen closets, control closets, stairways and landings.
  • Report on progress of all out-of-order rooms under the Housekeeping Department's supervision to the Guest Services Manager daily.
  • Initiate work orders for repairs and maintenance for doors, plumbing, heating/air, electrical equipment, furniture, carpets, drapes, etc. Follow through on each work order until completed.
  • Oversee proper and constructive training of Room Attendants.
  • Motivate, coach, and counsel staff as necessary.
  • Collect all keys and assignment sheets daily at the end of the shift.
  • Attend meetings as required by Management.
  • Ensure completion of regular maintenance and cleaning projects on a biannual basis.
  • Monitor all V.I.P.'s, special guests and requests.

Perform any other duties as requested by Management

 

 

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About This Employer

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown

1230 Old World Third Street

Milwaukee, WI 53212

Telephone (414) 226-0122

About Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is one of the largest and most dynamic independent management companies in North America and the Caribbean. With an award winning portfolio of over 450 hotels and resorts with more than 63,000 guestrooms, our company operates across a full spectrum of property types in addition to independent luxury, boutique, and lifestyle hotels.

Aimbridge Hospitality Culture

Aimbridge Hospitality is and will forever be a “high touch” organization. From the principals to the front line associates, the Aimbridge team is engaged in guest, partner (both investment and brand), and associate satisfaction. At Aimbridge Hospitality, we value passionate people who love to be challenged and desire the freedom to contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Having fun helps us keep perspective! If we’re happy, our guests will be happy. Our work place culture values family, work life balance and community.

Career Advancement at Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality values innovative ideas that ensure high productivity and rewards those willing to step forward and help us develop passionate team members that deliver outstanding guest service and top financial results. We want you to succeed and explore new positions in which allow you to progress your career. Our culture and programs prepare you to meet and exceed your personal goals through:

  • Every leader knowing the key to success is to always be training your team members, and to proactively encourage and provide them with opportunities for advancement.
  • Manager In Training (MIT) programs to develop performing hourly staff into management opportunities.
  • General Manager In Training (GMIT) programs to prepare performing management staff to take the keys to their first hotel.