The General Manager (GM) leads the staff as coach and trainer in the proper execution of Front Desk, Housekeeping, Laundry, Maintenance, and Food Service standards. This includes the assessment of staff and property by “walking” the site and managing the team on a continual basis throughout the day. The General Manager will hire team members, manage performance, communicate feedback, administer discipline and train the team in successful performance of their jobs. The GM provides effective guest service and is responsible for the total site.
- Participates in sales calls and site visits with members of the sales team to acquire new business or close on business
- Reviews financial reports and statements to understand property’s performance versus budget and expenses. Works to determine areas of concern and develops strategies to improve performance
- Coaches and supports hotel team to effectively manage wages and controllable expenses. Strives to maintain profit margins without compromising guest or team member satisfaction
- Manages costs within the hotel, including supplies, utilities, food and beverage and labor expenses to within budgeted parameters, combining with sales/revenue acumen to deliver an efficient and profitable operation.
- Ensures service, technical skills and other training occurs throughout the property to support successful daily operations.
- Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with direct reports and entire team. Ensures direct reports do the same for their team.
- Establishes a presence with team members on property and actively solicits team member feedback. Utilizes an “open door” policy and reviews team member engagement results to identify and address team member problems or concerns. Ensures team members are treated fairly and equitably.
- Hires team members who demonstrate strong functional expertise, creativity and leadership to meet the business needs of the operation
- Fosters team member commitment to providing exceptional service, participates in daily stand-up meetings and models desired service behaviors in all interactions with guests and team members
- Demonstrates and communicates drivers of guest satisfaction; ensures core elements of service strategy are in place to produce the desired results
- Serves as a guest advocate for the property. Pulls together resources to resolve guest and operational issues and impact results
- Is highly visible and interfaces with customers on a regular basis to obtain feedback on quality of product, service levels, and overall satisfaction
- Observes service behaviors of team members and provides feedback to individuals and/or supervisors. Continuously strives to improve service performance
- Reviews comment cards, guest survey results and other data to identify areas of improvement. Reviews findings with hotel team and ensures appropriate action is taken
- Analyzes service issues and identifies trends. Facilitates the development of creative solutions to overcome obstacles and ensures implementation to continually improve guest satisfaction results
- Ensures that building is well maintained and that operational areas have an atmosphere that meets or exceeds guest expectations
- Makes decisions and oversees team performance, removes obstacles to success and ensures adequate resources are available to achieve business results
- Creates a synergistic team and work environment that consistently delivers positive results and continuously strives to improve these results
- Inspires and motivates teams to achieve operational excellence
- Ensures policies are administered fairly and consistently and that team member performance is evaluated and recognized where appropriate
- Ensures property meets required standards
- Ensures property is a safe and secure facility for guests and team members
- Communicates and ensures execution of hotel emergency procedures requirements
Qualifications, Education, and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Hotel Management, or a combination of both education and experience required.
- Minimum of five years of hotel management and supervisory experience with proven success in leadership of teams. Preferred experience in Hyatt Place operations.
- Strong hotel finance knowledge required.
- 1-2+ years experience working in a guest service oriented Food & Beverage establishment preferred.
- Prior experience with direct sales efforts producing at least 50% market mix of Total Revenues.
- Proven success in guest service results.
- Time Management skills to meet commitments across multiple departments and roles.
- Drive for Results demonstrated through successful performance in prior leadership positions.
- Action Orientation to work efficiently and effectively toward property revenue and operational objectives.
- Customer Focus to consistently deliver optimal employee and customer satisfaction for the hotel.
- Intermediate Word and Excel required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational, project management and detail orientation skills, with the ability to multi-task in order to meet a variety of deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a can-do positive attitude.
- Must be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language.
- Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision required.
Howard Hospitality recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining superior employees by being a respected and preferred place of employment and compensate our employees accordingly. We offer a competitive benefits package that is flexible to meet the needs of our employees and their families for all full-time employees as well.
Standard Full-Time Employee Benefits Include:
- Group Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Supplemental Plans to Include Critical Illness, Accident, and Cancer
- Disability Benefits
- 401k Matching
- Life, AD&D, and Supplemental Life Insurance
- 5 Paid Time Off (PTO) Days Per Year
- 6 Paid Holidays Per Year
- Paid Vacation Days Per Year
- 1 to 5 Years = 2 weeks
- 5 to 15 Years = 3 weeks
- 15+ Years = 4 weeks
- Employee Training Programs
- Employee Appreciation Events
- Corporate-Sponsored Participation in Local Events and Activities