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Manager, Guest Services - Charleston Riverview

Company: La Quinta by Wyndham Charleston - Riverview
Location: Charleston
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

La Quinta by Wyndham is now seeking a Manager, Guest Services - Charleston Riverview to join our team at the La Quinta by Wyndham Charleston - Riverview location in Charleston, South Carolina.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for managing the operation of the hotel's front desk and the administration of the front office in accordance with Company standards for quality, cleanliness, guest satisfaction, and safety and security while managing costs within budgetary guidelines; responding to and resolving customer complaints and concerns and occasionally performing the tasks of a Front Desk Sales Representative (FDSR), to include operating systems for PBX, reservations and guest check-in/out.

--- Assist the General Manager with using business forecasts to set FDSR work schedules in accordance with budgeted labor costs. Adjust schedules as needed to meet business demands.
--- Manage departmental expenses within budged guidelines. Explain causes for any budget variance, and take corrective action to avoid future variance occurrences.
--- Train front desk staff in technical duties (including front office operation and central reservation systems) and proper guest service skills.
--- Assist the General Manager with training FDSRs on proper revenue management procedures, including successful selling techniques, current specials and/or promotions, and rate structure and yield management policies.
--- Assist the General Manager with competitive analysis and rate surveys.
--- Perform assigned administrative and financial duties such as daily reports, credit card reversals, bank deposits, city ledger, accounts receivables, travel agent research, lost and found, rooming lists and office supply inventory while protecting the safety of employees and guests.
--- Supervise and perform FDSR and Night Auditor duties.
--- Respond, as needed, to any upset guests or difficult situations. Ensure all guest service issues are resolved prior to guests leaving the property.
--- Manage the 100% satisfaction guarantee and Returns Club programs. Eliminate service issues resulting in repeated invocations of the 100% guarantee.
--- Ensure that the front desk staff receives satisfactory guest satisfaction, product quality, and/or mystery shopper scores. Take corrective action to improve any deficiencies.
--- Be available to work a flexible schedule.
--- Assist other employees in various assignments, to include operating the courtesy van and assisting with breakfast, laundry, or housekeeping duties.
--- Serve as Manager-on-Duty in the absence of the General Manager and/or the Assistant General Manager.
--- Recruit, hire, train, and retain employees to deliver exceptional guest service and a quality product that will lead to achieving EBITDA goals. Maintain an acceptable level of turnover.
--- Train and empower FDSRs to successfully handle guest needs, special requests, and complaints.
--- Assist the General Manager in properly administering Human Resources polices and procedures, including payroll administration, personnel transactions, and fair and consistent employee treatment. Conduct wage surveys as needed to ensure the hotel is offering competitive wages.
--- Advise and consult with General Manager regarding poor employee behavior and violation of performance standards; provide counseling and/or discipline as needed.
Safety and Security
--- Perform work duties in accordance with Company safety and security policies and procedures, as well as in accordance with posted OSHA, HazCom, and Blood Borne Pathogen regulations and other applicable state and local regulations.
--- Report and store lost-and-found items in accordance with hotel procedures.

Education & Experience

--- High school diploma or equivalent.

--- Previous hotel and supervisory experience is required.

Physical Requirements

--- Must be able to stand for extended periods, often for a minimum of 2 hours at a time.
--- Must be able to maneuver through all areas of the front office.
--- Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and carry up to 10 pounds.
--- Must be able to bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at assigned desk area.
--- Must have the manual dexterity and coordination to operate office equipment, including a 10-key adding machine, PC computers, fax machine, and photocopier.
--- Must be able to adjust to changing priorities, and complete assignments despite interruptions.

General Requirements

--- Must be proficient in the use of common Windows-based programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
--- Must be able to operate basic office machines, i.e., copier, fax, printer, etc.
--- Must display very good organization and time management skills.
--- Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with many types of personalities.
--- Must have sound judgment and discretional skills and be able to work with little supervision.
--- Must be able to consistently work under pressure and simultaneously prioritize multiple projects.
--- Must be able to work with sensitive and confidential material.
--- Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
--- Must have a clean driving record and a valid, current, and non-probationary driver's license.
--- Obtain any locally required certifications.

Fundamental Requirements

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company. We stand 21 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world. Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers. We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio-distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands-delivers just that.

We are AmericInn-- by Wyndham, Baymont-- by Wyndham, Days Inn-- by Wyndham, Dazzler-- by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts-- by Wyndham, Esplendor-- Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham--, Howard Johnson-- by Wyndham, La Quinta-- Inns & Suites, Microtel by Wyndham--, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide-- by Wyndham, Registry Collection Hotels, Super 8-- by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection-- by Wyndham, Travelodge-- by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham--, Wingate by Wyndham--, Wyndham Garden--, Wyndham Grand-- and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts--.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: La Quinta by Wyndham Charleston - Riverview, 11 Ashley Pointe Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29407
Employment Status: Full-time

Keywords: La Quinta by Wyndham Charleston - Riverview, Charleston , Manager, Guest Services - Charleston Riverview, Hospitality & Tourism , Charleston, South Carolina

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