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Executive Steward

Posted November 10, 2022

The Westin Chicago Lombard
Lombard, IL
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JOB SUMMARY Manages the daily kitchen utility operations and staff. Areas of responsibilities include dish room operations, night cleaning, back dock cleaning and maintenance, banquet plating and food running. Supervises kitchen employees not actively engaged in cooking (e.g., dishwashers, kitchen helpers, etc.). Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget.

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours to include weekends and evenings.  Previous hotel stewarding experience required. 

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Managing Day-to-Day Operations • Orders and manages necessary supplies. Ensuring workers have supplies, equipment, tools, and uniforms necessary to do their jobs. • Schedules events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. • Monitors the inflow of ordered materials and the maintenance of current materials. • Conducts china, glass and silver inventories. • Controls inventories of food, equipment, smallware, and liquor, and report shortages to designated personnel. • Inspects supplies, equipment, and work areas in order to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards. • Investigates reports and follows-up on employee accidents. • Manages all equipment, china, glass and silver (e.g., adequate clean supplies of each). • Supervises employees ability to follow loss prevention policies to prevent accidents and control costs. • Enforces proper cleaning routines for serviceware, equipment, floors, etc. • Enforces proper use and cleaning of all dish room machinery. • Ensures all food holding and transport equipment is in working order. • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards. • Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner. Leading Kitchen Team • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example. • Supervises and manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations. Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence. • Provides the leadership, vision and direction to bring together and prioritize the departmental goals in a way that will be efficient and effective. • Ensures and maintains the productivity level of employees. • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors. • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc. • Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members. • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. • Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position. • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees. • Participates in the management of department's controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals. • Strives to improve service performance. • Solicits employee feedback. • Understands the impact of department's operation on the overall property financial goals and objectives. Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service • Attends meetings and communicates with executive, peers, and subordinates as an effort to improve quality of service. • Manages day-to-day operations, ensures the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis. • Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement. Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities • Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. • Recruits, interviews, selects, hires, and promotes employees in the organization. • Trains employees in safety procedures. • Provides feedback to individuals based on observation of service behaviors. •

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The Westin Chicago Lombard

70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148

(630) 719-8000

500 Room Hotel

Find your balance at our hotel in Lombard

An empowering experience awaits you at The Westin Chicago Lombard, a dynamic destination for business travelers and vacationing families. Our hotel is located in the western suburbs of Chicago, providing a complimentary shuttle to the nearby Metra station, which takes you directly into the city. Stretch out in your intuitively appointed room or suite and enjoy amenities including the Westin Heavenly® Bed and White Tea by Westin™ bathroom products. Move well in the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, or rejuvenate with a swim in the indoor pool. Sample fresh fare at one of our on-site restaurants, which offer Italian cuisine, seafood or pick up a healthy on-the-go breakfast from Yorktown Market. We offer 39,000 square feet of venue space, including an expansive ballroom - the largest in Lombard. In your down time, walk across the street from our hotel to Yorktown Center, visit Morton Arboretum or venture into Chicago and explore. Whatever the reason for your Lombard visit, we look forward to making it special.