Req # 3756BR
Job Title Front Desk Manager
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name Westin Westminster
Why Us At the Westin Westminster we hire bold, bright, caring, energetic, and driven people. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference. If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at the Westin Westminster that await you. We live our values day in and day out. A Sage associate does not learn our six values, they already have it in them when they join our hospitality management company. We have a valued culture. People love working at Sage because of what we stand for. We dare to be different; not only in the experiences we provide our guests, but also in the experiences we provide our associates. Being true to ourselves is simply a part of who we are. Together, we strive to create a community that is based on integrity, respect, creativity, and mutual support. Being part of an organization where things matter is what our associates’ value most.
The Front Desk Manager is responsible for all front office functions and associates. Oversees Bell/Valet associates, Switchboard Operations and Guest Services/Front Desk. Works with managers and associates to successfully execute all front office duties, ensure smooth and efficient guest arrival and departure process. Demonstrates excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Requires working knowledge of guest services and hotel services, policies or operations.
Must have high school graduate level mathematical aptitude; know standard cash handling procedures and knowledge of computerized cash register systems.
Must have vision ability to read written forms of communication and monochrome computer screen.
Excellent comprehension and literacy required to review correspondence, initiate reports, conduct training, etc.
Abilities90% of shift is standing, Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required while filing, Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients. Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.
High School diploma or equivalent
Minimum two years previous experience as a front desk supervisor or minimum of four years front office experience in hotel work.
Standard office equipment including but not limited to: telephone, copy machine, cash register, calculator, PC, fax machine, and PBX machine.
Work inside 95%Material/Equipment Used
Prolonged standing at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled workstation.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.