Reception Manager

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Job Description - Reception Manager

Job Number 24097663 Job Category Rooms & Guest Services Operations Location Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow, Heathrow Airport Bath Road, Hayes, England, United Kingdom VIEW ON MAP Schedule Full-Time Located Remotely? N Relocation? N Position Type Management

JOB SUMMARY

Position directs and works with managers and employees to carry out procedures ensuring an efficient check in and check out process. Ensures guest and employee satisfaction and maximizes the financial performance of the department.

CANDIDATE PROFILE 

Education and Experience

• High school diploma, GED or equivalent degree; 1 year experience in the guest services, front desk, or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; no work experience required.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Maintaining Guest Services and Front Desk Goals

• Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

• Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

• Handles complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

• Supervises staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.

• Understands the impact of department’s operations on the overall property financial goals and objectives and manages to achieve or exceed goals.

Supporting Management of Front Desk Team

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Encourages and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

• Serving as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service 

• Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.

• Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.

• Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals.

• Interacts with customers to obtain feedback on quality of product, service levels and overall satisfaction.

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

• Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.

Managing Projects and Policies

• Implements the customer recognition/service program, communicating and ensuring the process.

• Trains staff and monitors adherence to all credit policies and procedures to reduce bad debts and rebates.

• Supervises same day selling procedures to maximize room revenue and control property occupancy.

• Supervises daily Front Desk shift operations and ensures compliance with all policies, standards and procedures.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently, disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.

Supporting Human Resource Activities 

• Supports the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

• Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an “open door” policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.

• Brings issues concerning employee satisfaction to the attention of the department manager and Human Resources.

• Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of employee team members with the appropriate skills.

• Supports a departmental orientation program for employees to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job.

• Participates in employee progressive discipline procedures.

Additional Responsibilities 

• Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

• Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.

• Performs all duties at the Front Desk as necessary.

• Runs Front Desk shifts whenever necessary.

• Participates in departmental meetings and continually communicates a clear and consistent message regarding the Front Desk goals to produce desired results.

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. When you join the Sheraton family, you become a member of its global community. We’ve been a place to gather and connect since 1937. At Sheraton, associates create a sense of belonging in more than 400 communities around the world. We invite, we welcome, and we connect guests through engaging experiences and thoughtful service. If you’re a team player who is excited to deliver a meaningful guest experience, we encourage you to explore your next career opportunity with Sheraton. Join us on our mission to be ‘The World’s Gathering Place’. In joining Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International. Be where you can do your best work,​ begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global​ team, and become the best version of you.
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