Night Manager

AccorHotels

Doha, Qatar

Posted on: 4 Apr 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Company Description

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor's limitless possibilities.

Job Description

The Night Manager is primarily responsible for supervising all the Receptionists while they are on shift, ensuring all tasks are completed on a daily basis and that the shift runs smoothly, being the main point of communication for Reception and all other operating departments, such as Housekeeping and Engineering.

- Supervise Receptionists/Guest Service Agents, assisting them with issues that may arise and ensuring that all tasks are completed up to Fairmont standards
- Ensure staff have their breaks, according to the number of hours worked
- Ensure that there is adequate staff coverage in the Lobby and at the Reception/Front Desk at all times
- Ensure that the entire Front Office and the surrounding areas and including Lobby, Concierge and Reception/Front Desk is continuously clean and tidy
- Be fully competent in all reception and cashier duties
- Cover all shifts if required
- Cover Rooms Coordinator shifts if required
- Liaise with other Departments in regards to special guest requirements (i.e. Uniform/Guest Services, Florist, Housekeeping, In Room Dining)
- Be present at the Reception/Front Desk whenever possible
- Deal promptly and effectively with any complaints
- Meet and greet VIP guests
- Co-ordinate arrivals and departures, monitoring waiting times, always keeping guests informed and ensuring that they are as comfortable as possible
- Conduct a handover at the end of each shift with relieving staff, informing them of any special requirements or problems
- Liaise with Housekeeping as to which rooms do not need to be turned down if occupancy allows
- Liaise with Concierge to ensure swift baggage dispatch and collection
- Follow up on late cancellations and no shows and charge when appropriate
- Inform the receptionist/cashiers of new memo's during the handover
- Check the next day's arrivals correspondence, confirming car-, restaurant- and theatre-bookings. Ensure that all guest needs are dealt with satisfactory
- Coordinate with Rooms Coordinator on all room allocations, ensuring effective communication of these with Receptionists/Guest Service Agents
- Deal with room moves, and ensure seamless communication of these with the relevant departments
- Check potential room revenue for any discrepancies and do necessary corrections
- Balance the screen (room types) for next day
- Maintain amicable and co-operative working relations with all other departments
- To be responsible for identifying any training needs of Reception/Front Office staff and communicating these to the Front Office Training Manager
- Ensure enough supplies of all stationary items are in storage
- Assist the Director of Front Office and Assistant Director of Front Office in all aspects of the department and ensure service standards are followed
- Manage any emergencies on the desk and take necessary actions
- Follow up all audit points with regards to LQA, JD Powers, etc..
- Assist guests regarding hotel facilities in an informative and helpful way
- Follow department policies, procedures and service standards
- Follow all safety policies
- Other duties as assigned
- The Night Manager may be required to carry out other duties, directed by the Assistant Director of Front Office

Requirements:
Qualifications

- Previous Front Office experience in supervisory/management capacity in a 5 star or Luxury property is required.
- Service focused personality is essential and previous leadership experience required
- Prior experience working with Opera or a related system
- Proven ability to build and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders
- Communicate thoughts, actions and opportunities clearly with strong networking skills
- Ability to lead by example, believe in a strong team culture and set the scene for high performance
- Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
- Fluency in English; additional languages are a plus

Additional Information

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Your team and working environment:

Opportunities to make your mark. We provide an environment of trust, respect, and integrity. A home away from home. Where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Privacy and personal information are protected. Through Accor's Employee Value Proposition, we ensure fair treatment and a workplace free from discrimination & harassment.

Your experience and skills include:

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple interests
- Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion

ABOUT THE COMPANY

A caring employer providing respect, training and career development for our employees. An attractive employer offering more than 100 professions across the 5 continents.

We are much more than a world leader. We are 250,000 hoteliers with the same shared passion for welcoming. We take care of millions of guests in our 4,300 addresses and on our digital platforms. As an operator and franchisor (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), we invest all our energy into making "Feel Welcome" resonate as the finest hotel promise.

From luxury to economy and in every corner of the globe, AccorHotels'​ more than 20 brands meet all the needs of business and leisure travelers seeking comfort, attention and high-quality services.

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