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Operations Manager

Posted June 3, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Highland Park/Northbrook
Highland Park, IL
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Job Summary

  • Bonus Eligible

Supports the successful execution of all operations in the hotel operations departments (may include Front Office, Business Center, Recreation/Health Club, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage/Culinary and Engineering/Maintenance) and managing staff. Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance of the department. Ensures that standards and procedures are being followed. Leads specific team while assisting with meeting or exceeding property goals.

Candidate Profile

Education And Experience
  • High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, or related professional area.

OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, or related professional area.

Core Work Activities

Supporting Operations Team
  • Ensures that goals are being translated to the team as they relate to guest tracking and productivity.
  • Understands employee and guest satisfaction results and communicates game plans to address need areas and expand on the strengths.
  • Assists in ensuring that the team has the capabilities to meet expectations.
  • Leads by example demonstrating self-confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Assists employees in understanding guests’ ever-changing needs and expectations, and exceeding them.

Supporting Property Operations Function(S)

  • Follows property specific second effort and recovery plan.
  • Publishes all guest satisfaction results in a timely fashion including all guest satisfaction forms, comment cards and guest letters.
  • Takes proactive approaches when dealing with employee concerns.
  • Extends professionalism and courtesy to employees at all times.
  • Communicates/updates all goals and results with employees.
  • Meets semiannually with staff on a one-to-one basis.
  • Assists/teaches the team scheduling against guest and hours/occupied room goals.
  • Performs hourly job functions as needed.

Managing and Monitoring Activities that Affect the Guest Experience

  • Provides excellent customer service by being readily available/approachable for all guests.
  • Takes proactive approaches when dealing with guest concerns.
  • Extends professionalism and courtesy to guests at all times.
  • Responds timely to customer service department request.
  • Ensures all team members meet or exceed all hospitality requirements.

Assisting In Managing Profitability

  • Assists in performing required annual Quality audit with GM & RD.
  • Ensures a viable key control program is in place.
  • Understands financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Interviews and assists in making hiring decisions.
  • Receives hiring recommendations from team supervisors.
  • Ensures orientations for new team members are thorough and completed in a timely fashion.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Highland Park/Northbrook

1505 Lake Cook Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

(847) 831-3338

149 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

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Our Hotel

Business and leisure travelers alike will find everything they need for a rewarding stay at Courtyard Chicago Highland Park/Northbrook. Our hotel is near Braeside Metra Station and offers easy access to attractions such as Six Flags® Great America, Chicago Botanic Garden, Ravinia Festival, The Highland Park Community House and downtown Chicago. After a busy day working or exploring the area, make yourself at home in our spacious rooms and suites with luxury bedding, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, ergonomic workstations and mini-refrigerators. Wake up ready for the day and enjoy a satisfying breakfast and Starbucks® coffee at The Bistro, our on-site restaurant also serving dinner and evening cocktails. Stay active by using our 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool. If you're planning an intimate business or social event during your stay, reserve one of our two event spaces, accommodating up to 40 guests.