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Franchised Director of Rooms
Marriott International, Inc. • Providence, RI
Posted 14 days ago
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Posting Date Mar 07, 2018
Job Number 18000NXB
Job Category Rooms and Guest Services Operations Location Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island VIEW ON MAP
Brand Renaissance Hotels
Schedule Full-time Relocation? No
Position Type Management
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Thank you for your interest in this position. It is a job opportunity with one of Marriott International's franchisees.
Please apply via online at - careers.hiretrue.com/renaissanceprovidence.com
Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Procaccianti Group (The). The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel's employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International.
The Rooms Director directs all aspects of Rooms operations including guest service, housekeeping, laundry, accounting/budgeting, asset protection, inventory control and human resources. The Rooms Director directs all operations in alignment with the direction of the General Manager, Company, brand standards and local, state and national regulations. Responsible for quality service, meeting/exceeding financial goals, short and long term planning and day-to-day operations. Recommends the Guest Relations budget, marketing/business plans, capital expenditures and manages within approved plans and objectives.
This position directly manages assigned staff and indirectly manages all subordinates. Articulates Company goals to the staff. Demonstrates commitment to these goals through work ethic, integrity and respect for the Company and associates. Unites associates in a common commitment to achieve and exceed these goals. Works closely with management throughout the hotel and the Company. Impresses guests with quality and timely service in a pleasant and friendly manner.
Guest Satisfaction Direct and ensure Rooms standards and procedures are followed. Direct Rooms staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage while managing the department budget. Ensure timely response to guest needs. Resolve guest complaints as appropriate to maintain guest satisfaction. Regularly review service scores to identify areas needing improvement and implement appropriate changes. Ensure the Rooms staff regularly adheres to all guest service basics such as uniforms, name tags and proper guest greeting. Be knowledgeable on hotel facilities, services and the city to assist employees and guests in recommending restaurants, theaters, community events, activities, automobile rentals and other items to ensure optimum guest satisfaction. Escort and assist VIP guests.
Human Resources In conjunction with the Human Resources department, direct recruiting, hiring, training, development and retention of a motivated and efficient Rooms staff. Clearly communicate to associates the standards of performance and their role in contributing to individual and team success. Ensure all required training occurs including orientation, safety, fire, and blood-borne pathogen. Coach, counsel, resolve conflicts, discipline and terminate as appropriate through fair treatment and in compliance with Company policies and procedures. Conduct associate performance and salary reviews in a timely manner and in accordance with Company guidelines. Ensure all policies and procedures are followed. Insist on a work environment that is free from harassment. Promote the hotel as an employer of choice in the community.
Sales/Profitability Develop, recommend, implement and manage the Rooms annual budget, business/marketing plan, and objectives to meet/exceed expectations. In conjunction is the Sales staff, attend site visits, service meeting planners and market Rooms to meet/exceed sales and financial objectives. Investigate new and improved service options and methods.
Life Safety/Risk Management Assist the General Manager with hotel life safety. Direct and promote an accident prevention program to minimize liabilities and related expenses. Ensure appropriate Rooms sanitary, safety, security and emergency procedures are in place, followed and comply with policies, standards and regulations. Ensure the staff is proficient in sanitary, safety security and emergency procedures. Notify the General Manager of any potential liability and propose proper course of action to prevent the hotel from incurring any such liability. Make recommendations to the General Manager on additional safeguards as appropriate. Practice safe work habits.
Asset Management - Walk the hotel daily to identify issues and to speak with and listen to associates. Ensure associates are properly trained in cash handling procedures and credit card transactions. Ensure adequate controls are installed and maintained for the protection of the hotels financial assets against loss or misappropriation. Ensure preventative maintenance programs are in place to protect assets and maintenance related problems are reported to Engineering through proper channels. Inspect and evaluate the condition of the Rooms areas, equipment and inventories. Submit recommendations for changes and improvements to the General Manager. Work collaboratively with the Corporate Office to ensure Company assets are accurately tracked. Ensure associates are properly trained in the use and maintenance of Company assets.
Leadership Direct all facets of Rooms services. Keep abreast of brand standards and the competition's products and strengths to continually improve revenues and profit margins while maintaining quality. Use business/management knowledge, applications in the industry, and experiences to provide leadership, both internally and externally, to assist the General Manager in positioning the hotel as a market leader. Be a coach with a positive attitude on a daily basis. Implement, manage and comply with Company policies, practices and programs. Ensure compliance with brand standards and local, state and national regulations. Ensure optimal levels of quality service and hospitality are provided to guests. Regular and timely attendance with high standards of personal behavior, appearance and grooming including wearing the proper name tag when working.
Communication Ensure all communication containing Company, hotel, brand and guest information is consistent with privacy policies, practices and regulations. Maintain a consistent professional and positive attitude when communicating with guests and associates. Maintain effective two-way communications that crosses departmental lines. Approach all encounters and actions with guests and associates in a friendly, service oriented manner. Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with Rooms staff to provide organizational information and educate associates on changes and activities. Communicate Rooms activities and plans with peers and superiors to obtain appropriate consultation, guidance and approval.
Administration Direct the compilation and analyze various corporate reports and property reports to provide management with accurate information and to comply with corporate policies and procedures as well as government laws and regulations. Complete all required and requested reporting in a timely and accurate manner. Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned. Participate in task forces and committees as requested. As requested, assist the General Manager with the preparation of the annual hotel budget and forecasts.
Education and Experience
High school education plus a degree in hotel management, business, or related major. Requires advanced knowledge of customer service/commercial cleaning, along with hospitality principles and practices. Five or more years of related experience. Familiarity with hospitality industry practices preferred.
Skills and Abilities
This position requires a substantial and successful track record in profitable rooms management while maintaining integrity and professional bearing. Possess knowledge of accounting and budgeting along with the ability to compile facts/figures and analyze information that involves data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions. Ability to anticipate and identify issues and exercise initiative to investigate, interpret and weight alternatives to reach logical conclusions and make sound business decisions.
Display consistent professional leadership while simultaneously handling competing and changing priorities and projects. Remain positive, resourceful and possess the ability to improvise while working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure.
The ability to effectively and efficiently schedule, manage and delegate work. Appropriately and effectively interview, hire, motivate, develop, monitor and address staff performance matters. Possess excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills with professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality.
This company is an equal opportunity employer.