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Director of Hotel Operations (HtlOps)

Marriott International, Inc. • Seattle, WA

Posted 17 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Hotel - Resort
Hospitality - Hotel

Job Description

Posting Date Jun 07, 2018



Job Number 18001LAQ

Job Category Rooms and Guest Services Operations Location Seattle Marriott Waterfront, Seattle, Washington VIEW ON MAP Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott Schedule Full-time Relocation? Yes



Position Type Management



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Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International's flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you're happy, our guests will be happy. It's as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you'll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That's The JW Treatment.



JOB SUMMARY

Functions as the strategic business leader of the property's Hotel Operations, areas of responsibility may include Front Office, , Recreation/Health Club, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage/Culinary and Engineering/Maintenance. Works with direct reports (e.g., department heads) to develop and implement departmental strategies and manage the implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. Verifies that Hotel Operations meet the brand's standards, targets customer needs, monitors employee satisfaction, focuses on growing revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department and develops positive owner relations. Develops and implements property-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand's target customer and employees and provides a return on investment.



CANDIDATE PROFILE



Education and Experience

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.


OR

  • 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.


CORE WORK ACTIVITIES



Managing Profitability

  • Demonstrates and communicates key drivers of guest satisfaction for the brand's target customer.

  • Analyzes service issues and identifies trends.

  • Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep property moving forward toward achievement of goals.

  • Works with hotel management team to develop an operational strategy that is aligned with the brand's business strategy and leads its execution.



Managing Revenue Goals

  • Monitors hotel operations sales performance against budget.

  • Focuses on growing revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department

  • Reviews reports and financial statements to determine hotel operations performance against budget.

  • Coaches and supports operations team to effectively manage occupancy & rate, wages and controllable expenses.

  • Reviews the Wage Progress Report and compares budgeted wages to actual wages, coaching direct reports to address problem areas and holding team accountable for results.



Leading Operations and Department Teams

  • Functions as the strategic business leader of the property's Hotel Operations; areas of responsibility may include Front Office, Business Center, Recreation/Health Club, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage/Culinary and Engineering/Maintenance.

  • Works with direct reports (e.g., department heads) to develop and implement departmental strategies and manage the implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives.

  • Develops and implements property-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand's target customer and employees and provides a return on investment.

  • Champions the brand's service vision for product and service delivery and ensures alignment amongst the hotel leadership teams.

  • Develops systems to enable employees to understand guest satisfaction results.

  • Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.

  • Develops positive owner relationships.

  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to meet business needs.



Managing the Guest Experience

  • Reviews guest feedback with leadership team and verifies that appropriate corrective action is taken.

  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

  • Stays visible and interfaces with customers on a regular basis to obtain feedback on quality of product, service levels and overall satisfaction.

  • Creates an atmosphere in all Rooms and Food and Beverage areas that meets or exceeds guest expectations.

Managing and Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Facilitates the development of creative solutions to overcome obstacles and manages the implementation to continually improve guest satisfaction results.

  • Verifies that employees are treated fairly and equitably.

  • Verifies that regular, ongoing communication is happening in Operations (e.g., pre-shift briefings, staff meetings).

  • Fosters employee commitment to providing excellent service, participates in daily stand-up meetings and models desired service behaviors in all interactions with guests and employees.

  • Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of staff/operations meetings with an emphasis on generating innovative ways to continually improve results.

  • Sets goals and expectations for direct reports using the performance review process and holds staff accountable for successful performance.

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

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

  • Conducts annual performance appraisal with direct reports according to Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Champions change, manages the implementation of brand and regional business initiativesand communicates follow-up actions to team as necessary.

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.

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