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Guest Service Manager

Embassy Suites by Hilton New York Manhattan Times Square

60 West 37th Street
New York City, NY 10018

310 Room Hotel

Health Benefits, Vacation time, Wellness days, Manager Development Program, Tuition Reimbursements, Transit Benefits

Are you ready to take on the role of our Operation Manager and ready to make a difference? Then join us at Embassy Suites in the heart of NYC

Compensation: 64K, Full-Time

Primary Objective of Position

The Operations Manager is responsible for planning and directing operations to improve productivity and efficiency in the Front Office and Housekeeping Department.

Duties

  • Assist within the Rooms Division with managing the Front Office and Housekeeping operations.
  • Provide strong lobby presence to assist front desk agents and guests.
  • Provide all aspects of shift coverage in the Front Office and Housekeeping operations as needed.
  • Monitors the pre-arrival planning process to deliver against guest preferences effectively, maximize the use of room inventories, and drive incremental revenue.
  • Understands brand standards and operation requirements for performance in each discipline area.
  • Coordinates labor scheduling and leads shifts across each discipline area depending on property needs.
  • Directs and works with Team members to carry out guest arrival and departure procedures.
  • Ensure Front Office and Housekeeping are functioning to Embassy Suites standards (i.e., cleanliness, guest only in authorized areas, bathroom cleanliness, outdoor cleanliness and conditions, elevator cleanliness and functionality, and Signage standards).
  • Handle guests' special requests and customer complaints during shift.
  • Perform all other front desk duties and responsibilities.
  • Investigate and handle complaints, disturbances, emergencies, etc., during shift.
  • Manage Team members'member's Attendance calendar, time edits, and conduct call-around for shifts as needed.
  • Coach, train, and counsel hourly Team members and administer discipline as needed.
  • Perform some Night Audit functions, able to review all Night Audit related procedures, and able to produce Night Audit reports.
  • Attend and contribute to periodic meetings to maintain favorable working relationships among employees and promote maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Attend all hotel-required meetings and training.
  • Any other duties as assigned by General Manager.

Other:

Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Team Members with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, Team members may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

Upon employment, all Team members must fully comply with Embassy Suites rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel facilities. Team members who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Supportive Functions:

In addition to the performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

Additional duties as necessary and assigned.

Be a leader and a role model to all Team members.

Teamwork Skills:

Be an enthusiastic, helpful, and positive member and leader of the team

Be professional, responsible, and mature in conduct and behavior

Be understanding of, encouraging, and friendly with all co-workers

Be self-motivated and use time wisely

Maintain an open line of communication with each department

Communicate pertinent information

Respond positively to new ideas

Openly accept critical/developmental feedback

Report to work on time

Maintain effective communication through the use of meetings and memorandums.

Be available to help all departments in emergencies

Perform other assignments as directed by the corporate office

Adhere to all work rules, procedures, and policies established by the company, including, but not limited to, those contained in the Team member handbook.

Safety and Security:

Be knowledgeable of policies regarding emergency procedures and security concerns.

Be knowledgeable about cash handling procedures.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Must speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.

Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.

Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and written with all levels of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous, and service-oriented manner.

Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.

Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.

Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous, and service-oriented manner.

Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the Team member acting as a team leader. There is minimal direct supervision.

Desire to participate as a part of a team.

Must be able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.

Must effectively present information and respond to questions from groups to managers, clients, customers, and ownership.

Must be proficient in MS Word, Microsoft Excel, and other applicable computer systems. 

Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Extensive knowledge of the hotel, its services, and its facilities.

Ability to maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Physical Demands

Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems.

Must be able to sit at a desk for extended periods of the day. Walking and standing are often required. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.

Most tasks are performed independently or in a team environment with the Team member acting as a team leader. There is minimal direct supervision.

Must be able to exert well-paced ability to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis.

Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs occasionally.

Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.

Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates

Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch, type and carry out substantial movements, (motions) of the wrists and hands as well.

Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment.

Qualifications

High school or equivalent education required. Associate or Bachelor's Degree in related area preferred but not required. Minimum of three to five years' related experience, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience.

Grooming

All Team members must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Embassy Suites Standards.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that a Team member in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.

Posted March 20, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton New York Manhattan Times Square

Steps from Broadway, with free breakfast

Our 39-story hotel is surrounded by New York shops and sights, with stunning skyline views. Times Square, Broadway musicals, Madison Square Garden, and the Empire State Building are a 10-minute walk away. We're half a mile from Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station. Enjoy our SkyLawn terrace lounge and bar (seasonal) and join us for our complimentary evening reception.

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