Duty Manager – SZR – Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai

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Job Number 19157169
Job Category Rooms and Guest Services Operations
Location Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road| Dubai| Sheikh Zayed
Road| Dubai| United Arab Emirates| United Arab Emirates
Brand Four Points
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Where timeless classics are woven with modern details. Where business meets
pleasure. Where even when you’re global| you can experience the local.
Designed for the independent traveler seeking balance| there’s Four Points.
JOB SUMMARY

Position directs and works with managers and employees to carry out procedures
ensuring an efficient check in and check out process. Ensures guest and
employee satisfaction and maximizes the financial performance of the
department.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma| GED or equivalent degree; 1 year experience in the
guest services| front desk| or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant
Management| Hospitality| Business Administration| or related major; no work
experience required.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Maintaining Guest Services and Front Desk Goals

• Manages day-to-day operations| ensuring the quality| standards and meeting
the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

• Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize| organize| and accomplish
your work.

• Handles complaints| settling disputes| and resolving grievances and
conflicts| or otherwise negotiating with others.

• Supervises staffing levels to ensure that guest service| operational needs
and financial objectives are met.

• Understands the impact of department’s operations on the overall property
financial goals and objectives and manages to achieve or exceed goals.

Supporting Management of Front Desk Team

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead| influence| and
encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making;
demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Encourages and building mutual trust| respect| and cooperation among team
members.

• Serving as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and
retention.

• Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand
guest needs| providing guidance| feedback| and individual coaching when
needed.

• Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to
individuals.

• Interacts with customers to obtain feedback on quality of product| service
levels and overall satisfaction.

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service
levels.

• Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses
on continuous improvement.

Managing Projects and Policies

• Implements the customer recognition/service program| communicating and
ensuring the process.

• Trains staff and monitors adherence to all credit policies and procedures to
reduce bad debts and rebates.

• Supervises same day selling procedures to maximize room revenue and control
property occupancy.

• Supervises daily Front Desk shift operations and ensures compliance with all
policies| standards and procedures.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently|
disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard
and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review
Process.

Supporting Human Resource Activities

• Supports the developmental needs of others and coaching| mentoring| or
otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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

• Brings issues concerning employee satisfaction to the attention of the
department manager and Human Resources.

• Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of employee team members
with the appropriate skills.

• Supports a departmental orientation program for employees to receive the
appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job.

• Participates in employee progressive discipline procedures.

Additional Responsibilities

• Provides information to supervisors| co-workers| and subordinates by
telephone| in written form| e-mail| or in person.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and
solve problems.

• Informs and/or updates the executives| the peers and the subordinates on
relevant information in a timely manner.

• Performs all duties at the Front Desk as necessary.

• Runs Front Desk shifts whenever necessary.

• Participates in departmental meetings and continually communicates a clear
and consistent message regarding the Front Desk goals to produce desired
results.

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