Marriott Assistant Front Office Manager in United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Description:

At Aloft Hotels we re wired for next generation travelers who love open spaces, open thinking, and open expression. Aloft provides a space where style is necessary, social scenes are vibrant, and where the only direction is forward. Our guests are tech savvy and confidently social, with an eclectic style they re not afraid to show. We understand what our guests need, so we provide an affordable option for the tech-savvy design guru. We re looking for innovative self-expressers who aren t afraid to draw outside the lines. If you are someone who appreciates tech-forward features and vibrant social scenes, then we invite you to explore a career with Aloft Hotels.

We are thrilled to welcome you to the Aloft and Element Me aisam, situated in the heart of Dubai Production Zone. Located in proximity to Dubai Sports City and the acclaimed Jumeirah Golf Estate, both hotels will provide two incredibly unique hotel experiences.

The Aloft and Element Me aisam, Dubai will offer travelers two distinct lifestyle experiences amidst the buzzing Dubai Production Zone: Aloft will offer a tech-forward, vibrant experience and a modern style that is different by design, while the first Element in the Middle East region will appeal to those wishing to be a bit more zen, balancing between life and work with a focus on wellness on the road.

We are looking for a talented leader to join us as Assistant Front Office Manager. Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, you will oversee the entire Front Office operation across Aloft and Element.

You will be setting up the department from scratch and building your team to create amazing guest experiences.

You will be required to have extensive knowledge of Opera, have the ability to lead and motivate the team.

Experience within all areas of Front Office is essential but the ability to lead the team is equally as important for this role

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Qualifications

JOB SUMMARY

Assists the Front Office Manager in administering front office functions and supervising staff on a daily basis. Front office areas include Bell/Door Staff, Switchboard and Guest Services/Front Desk. 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 or GED; 2 years 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

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 builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

Supervises and manages employees. Managing all day-to-day operations. Understanding employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.

Ensures employee recognition is taking place on all shifts.

Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees.

Monitoring and Supporting Progress Toward 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.

Strives to improve service performance.

Collaborates with the Front Office Manager on ways to continually improve departmental service.

Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding the Front Office goals to produce desired results.

Participates in the development and implementation of corrective action plans based on review of comment cards and guest satisfaction results.

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

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.

Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

Sets a positive example for guest relations.

Displays outstanding hospitality skills.

Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

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

Provides feedback to employees based on observation of service behaviors.

Handles guest problems and complaints effectively.

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

Managing Projects and Policies

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

Ensures compliance with all Front Office policies, standards and procedures.

Monitors adherence to all credit policies and procedures to reduce bad debts and rebates.

Additional Responsibilities

Provides information to supervisors and co-workers 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.

Functions in place of the Front Office Manager in his/her absence.

Communicates critical information from pre- and post-convention meetings to the Front Office staff.

Participates in department meetings.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Job: Rooms and Guest Services Operations

Organization: Aloft Hotels

Location: ARE-United Arab Emirates

Requisition ID: 17001XO2