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Front Office Supervisor

Posting Overview:

Supervises front office staff ensuring an efficient operation producing excellent results for our customers. Responds in a professional and courteous manner to arriving, departing and in-house guests by providing accurate and timely information and services. Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns.

Requirements:

Competencies

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; doesn t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

Composure

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.

Interpersonal Savvy

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.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires understanding of all hotel front office procedures.

Requires high school graduate level mathematical aptitude and knowledge of standard cash handling procedures and computerized cash register systems. Must have past experience in dealing directly with the public and acquired general knowledge of basic customer service skills.

Requires knowledge of company/hotel policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines. Requires supervision/management skills. Ability to communicate information and hotel services to management and guests. Second language may be required.

Excellent hearing required to communicate in person and on telephone frequently.

Excellent vision necessary for reading written communiqu s, analyzing reports and seeing monochrome computer screen. Excellent speech communication skills required for continual interaction with guests. Frequent use of phone. Excellent literacy necessary to analyze report data, prepare reports and initiate correspondence. Must have hand and finger dexterity to operate computer, calculator and telephone keyboards, for cash handling and paperwork processing.

Abilities

Continuous standing 90% of time -communicating with guests.

No climbing required. No driving required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. guest luggage; limited. Pushing up to 50 lbs. bell cart; limited. Pulling up to 50 lbs. bell cart; limited. Carrying up to 25 lbs. guest luggage; limited. Continuous standing -80% of shift.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent experience.

Experience

1 or more full years employment experience in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment including but not limited to: telephone, copy machine, cash register, calculator, PC, fax machine, and PBX machine.

Environment

Prolonged standing at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work station under florescent lighting. Work inside 95%.



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