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Operations Manager

posted November 1, 2017

Candlewood Suites Aberdeen-Edgewood-Bel Air
Bel Air, MD
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Job Overview

Assist in managing the day-to-day hotel operations by maximizing financial returns, driving development of people, creating and maintainig a unique guest experience, executing on brand standards and building awareness of the hotel and the brand in the local communiity.  Act as the General Manager in his/her absence.  

At Candlewood Suites we want our guests to feel trusted and free to do what they want in their own space which means we need you to:

  • Be down-to-earth by being straightforward and natural.
  • Be considerate by being respectful, perceptive and accommodating.
  • Be friendly by being kind, approachable and light-hearted.
  • Be reliable by being professional, a team player and resourceful.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Returns:

  • Assist the General Manager in the development, implementation and monitoring of financial and operatinal plans for the hotel.  Provide regular direction and manage hotel operations for all departments.
  • Monitor and report budget variances and control labor costs and other expenses.
  • Make recommendations for capital improvements to enhance the assets of the hotel and/or company and brand loyalty.
  • Foster positive owner relationships and assist in providing ongoing information and status reports.


  • Manage day-to-day operational activities, plan and assign work and establish performance and development goals for team members.  Provide mentoring, coaching and regular feedback to help manage conflict, improve team member performance and recognize good performance.
  • Educate, train and motivate staff to achieve hotel revenue goals.  Ensure staff has the information, market data, tools and equipment to successfully carry out job duties.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and assignments of the hotel staff, assist the General Manager in the development and communication of departmental strategies and goals.  Communicate and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Promote teamwork and quality through daily communication and coordination with other shifts and departmental management.  

Guest Experience:

  • Establish and implement appropriate service recovery guidelines in order to ensure complete guest satisfaction.  Respond to guest complaints or concerns in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Review guest feedback and implement strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information requirements and special needs for arriving VIPs, large groups and other key guests.  
  • Lead marketing efforts to upsell guests on hotel services, offerings and amenities.

Responsible Business:

  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for guests, team members and hotel assets in compliance with the hotel's polices and procedures and regulatory requirements.  Maintain relations with outside contacts.
  • Comply with federal, state and local laws regarding health, safety and alcohol services.
  • Maintain a focus and commitment to operating a "green" hotel.

Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager.  May also serve as Manager on Duty.


This job is the second in command to the General Manager in a small to mid-sized limited-service or extended-stay single site hotel with a limited range of facilities or services.  Typically responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the hotel.

Qualifications and Requirements

Three years of guest service/hotel experience with at least two years in a supervisory capacity.  Previous extended-stay experience or experience in a hotel of similar size and complexity preferred.  Must speak fluent English.  You may be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays.  Be able to lift 40 lbs or more.  Required to stand at least 4-10 hours at a time, with a break.

Synergy Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug free workplace.



About This Employer

Candlewood Suites Aberdeen-Edgewood-Bel Air

4216 Philadelphia Road

Bel Air, MD 21015

Telephone 410-914-3060 x 7403

Reservations (888) 226-3539

85 Room Hotel

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The Choice for Bel Air MD Hotels...

Thank you for choosing the Candlewood Suites Aberdeen-Edgewood-Bel Air MD Hotel. We are an extended stay hotel near Baltimore, MD. Our accommodations in Bel Air Maryland offer travelers comfort and convenience only six miles from Aberdeen Proving Ground & just over 30 miles from downtown Baltimore and BWI Airport.
If you are looking for a hotel near Baltimore, MD for government, corporate or professional travel, look no further than our hotel with convenient location to:

  • Raytheon
  • SAIC
  • Peach Bottom Power
  • Baltimore Convention Center

Our hotel also offers services such as a 24-hour Business Center & free wired and wireless Internet access. We offer IHG Rewards points and participation. We can provide everything long and short-term business travelers need during their stay away from home or the office. We look forward to your stay with us at the Candlewood Suites Aberdeen-Edgewood-Bel Air MD Hotel!

The Synergy Culture

The theory is simple: Successful cultures equal successful hotels. Most hotel management companies would agree, but few actually 'walk the talk'.  At Synergy, we firmly believe that a positive hotel culture not only defines what we do, but who we are. A great brand and product will only bring a guest to a hotel once; the hotel's culture makes these guests loyal fans and repeat clients.

We view our most important assets to be our Team Members.  We strive to develop and maintain a work environment that fosters the professional advancement and satisfaction of our Team Members in order to attract the best-qualified applicants and employ the finest hospitality Teams in our respective markets. As evidence to our success, Synergy Hospitality was named as one of the region's 'Top Work Places in 2016' by for the fifth year in a row!