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Protea Hotels Is Recruiting Assistant Front Office Manager

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Protea Hotels Is Recruiting Assistant Front Office Manager

Protea Hotels by Marriott® is the leading hospitality brand in Africa and one of the most widely recognized hospitality brands on the continent, with over 90 hotels across South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. If you have a passion for delivering every guest a personalized service experience and desire to be part of the ‘Coolest Hotel Brand in South Africa’, join the Protea Hotels by Marriott® team today!

JOB SUMMARY

Assists the Front Office Manager in administering front office functions and supervising staff on a daily basis. Front office areas include Bell/Door Staff, Switchboard and Guest Services/Front Desk. 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.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

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 builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

• Supervises and manages employees. Managing all day-to-day operations. Understanding employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees’ absence.

• Ensures employee recognition is taking place on all shifts.

• Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees.

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.

• Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Displays outstanding hospitality skills.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Interacts with customers on a regular basis to obtain feedback on quality of product, service levels and overall satisfaction.

• Provides feedback to employees based on observation of service behaviors.

• Handles guest problems and complaints effectively.

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

Additional Responsibilities

• Provides information to supervisors and co-workers 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.

• Functions in place of the Front Office Manager in his/her absence.

• Communicates critical information from pre- and post-convention meetings to the Front Office staff.

• Participates in department meetings.

Education and Experience

• High school Senior Certificate /Grade 12; 2 years 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.

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HOW TO APPLY

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