Housekeeping Floor Manager
Job Title: 
Housekeeping Floor Manager
Property Name:
WestHouse
Location: 
New York-New York City
Company Name: 
Management  Position? 
No
Entry Level Position? 
No
Work Permit Needed? 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
 
Corporate Overview
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate's portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues.

The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.

Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas and Seattle.
Job Description

The Housekeeping Floor Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the cleaning of guestrooms by the Housekeeping staff. He/she is also responsible for ensuring that rooms are maintained to set standards of cleanliness and are ready in a timely manner for guest accommodations.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure employees are at all times be attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and fellow employees.
  • Inspect all rooms assigned to Room Attendants on a daily basis to ensure that standards and productivity levels are being met and maintained.
  • Notify Room Attendant(s) of any deficiencies found in the room and note on the attendant’s board. Ensure the Room Attendant returns to the room to correct the deficiency, when applicable. Re-inspect the corrected room.
  • Oversee the closing of the floors at the end of the day, ensuring the Room Attendants’ carts are clean and restocked.
  • Ensure records of daily assignments are completed, signed off and turned into the Housekeeping Office daily.
  • Communicate with Guest Services regarding information about discrepant rooms. Physically check the room to determine status.
  • Handle items for "Lost and Found" according to the standards.
  • Oversee the daily assignment of duties, ensuring each Room Attendant and House Attendant carries a work assignment.
  • Monitor cleanliness and orderliness of Room Attendants’ carts, linen closets, control closets, stairways and landings.
  • Report on progress of all out-of-order rooms under the Housekeeping Department's supervision to the Guest Services Manager according to hotel standards.
  • Initiate work orders for repairs and maintenance; follow through on each work order until completed.
  • Oversee training of Room Attendants. Ensure completion of regular maintenance and cleaning projects.
  • Assist Housekeeping Management in preparation of Standard of the Week.
  • Monitor all V.I.P.'s, special guests and requests.
  • Ensure overall guest satisfaction.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.
Job Requirements
Qualifications
  • At least 2 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 4-year college degree; or a 2-year college degree and 1 or more years of related experience.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Must be proficient in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, including wearing nametags.
  • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.