Front Desk Manager

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

CSM Corporation Portland, OR

Portland, OR
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Our Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center hotel in Portland,OR is looking for a Front Desk Manger to join our team! In this position you will be responsible for ensuring outstanding guest service and effective operations of the front desk. You will use leadership skills to drive revenue, maximize profit and ensure quality. Effective management of assigned staff to ensure guest satisfaction, positive employee relations and achievement of overall financial results. CSMS CORE VALUES Integrity Respect Quality Communities Continuous Improvement POSITION COMPETENCIES Customer Focus Decision Quality People Management & Development Priority Setting Problem Solving Business Acumen/Technical Proficiency Conflict Management Communication Teamwork Accountability/Drive for Results Adaptability Handles Pressure Well ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Guest Service: Accountable for guest satisfaction by ensuring service standards are met and guests needs and concerns are responded to in a timely manner with a focus on service recovery when applicable. Works side by side with staff to train and model appropriate guest service standards. Responsible for holding staff members accountable for anticipating needs and exceeding guest expectations. Achieves business revenue goals by developing and implementing creative service programs designed to increase guest satisfaction. Serves as Brand Champion. 2. Financial Results and Cost Control: Responsible for management of expenses to maximize hotel profitability. Responsible for effective labor management through proper scheduling, monitoring, and adjusting based on business needs. Seeks and implements cost saving measures and efficient purchasing strategies in order to meet/exceed budget for expenses. Follows CSM procurement guidelines and applies good business judgment. Assists with the preparation and management of the department budget. Manages and maintains company assets to stay within budget guidelines and prolong the life of company resources. Uses expertise to advise and implement changes to front desk operations as needed, while maximizing revenue and occupancy. 3. People Management and Training: Responsible for evaluating staff performance and takes appropriate corrective action as needed to hold employees accountable. Motivates staff by setting goals, providing ongoing feedback, and rewarding/recognizing employees. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, coaching, and development of all employees. Responsible for all required training for department employees and ensuring training records are maintained. Analyzes quality issues, identifies training needs and ensures implementation to improve results. Utilizes available resources and adheres to CSM training policies. Promotes collaboration and positive, professional work environment. 4. Self/Workload Management: Attends all daily, weekly and/or monthly department/hotel meetings to ensure proper communication/planning occurs. Responsible for all front desk initiatives. Must have high attention to detail, good communication skills and leadership ability. Must have excellent organization skills, a high degree of creativity to facilitate efficient problem solving. Must be able to manage multiple priorities and work in an environment with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines Adheres to all CSM Standard Operating Procedures. 5. Safety/Risk Management: Conduct routine inspections of front desk operations to maintain standards per CSM, local, state and federal regulations. Ensures a clean and safe work environment, and follows all CSM procedures for guest/employee incidents. 6. Revenue Management: Proactively manages hotel inventory and implements strategy to maximize revenue.