Assistant Front Office Manager

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Overview
Our Company - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Welcome to the largest hotel company in the world. At Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, our Team Members have the opportunity to explore both personal and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.

With nearly 9,000 hotels across the globe and through its network of nearly 790,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in both the economy and midscale segments of the hospitality industry. The company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company's award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers more than 56 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, condominiums and holiday homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.

Our Brand - Wyndham®

With friendly service, thoughtful amenities, and a range of options for the everyday traveler, Wyndham will be there to welcome you wherever you go. Designed for business and leisure travelers alike, Wyndham locations offer a comfortable and convenient stay. No matter where your travels take you, our hotels welcome you with thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, a range of food and beverage options, and extras like pools and fitness centers.

Our Hotel - Wyndham Dubai Marina

Embrace the energy of the cosmopolitan playground that is Dubai with stays at Wyndham Dubai Marina, a 4-star hotel located in one of the city's most vibrant locations. Gaze into the waters of the world's largest man-made marina surrounded by striking architecture.

From the moment you step into our spectacular marble lobby, you know you're somewhere special. Wyndham Dubai Marina is an internationally recognized 4-star hotel, conveniently situated just steps from Dubai's most prominent landmarks such as The Beach and The Walk JBR, Dubai Marina Mall, and largest observation wheel in the world - Ain Dubai, soon to be completed.

The hotel features a spa, gymnasium, outdoor pool and great food and beverage outlets including a coffee shop, a club lounge, an International all-day dining restaurant with al fresco dining serving Italian specialties, and a bar and eatery serving smoked meats and specialty beverages.

Work Culture and Benefits

Embark on a rewarding career with Wyndham Dubai Marina where you will be supported throughout your professional journey with tailored learning opportunities and development training. We are committed to providing a nurturing environment where all of our team members can explore personal and professional development opportunities throughout their tenure with us. We offer a variety of leadership training, mentoring opportunities, and educational support to continually foster a culture of diversity and inclusion.

We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining talented team members who align with our company's core values. We are proud to reward our team members with comprehensive benefit programs and resources which include: return air tickets to home destination, uniform and laundry services, accommodation and recreation facilities, medical coverage and life insurance, transportation, duty meals, colleague discount in our F&B outlets and reduced hotel rates, enhanced employee rewards program, team bonding and engagement events, employee health and wellness activities.

Job Description
SUMMARY

The primary responsibility of this role is to structure/align the Front Office Department policies and procedures to deliver exceptional behaviour and create the right environment that will help them to be responsive, respectful, deliver great guest experience and build customer service culture.

Under the direction of the Front Office Manager , and in full support and alignment with Direct reports of Duty Managers , Supervisors , is responsible for directly managing a team in order to deliver the highest level of service to all guests, support the Guest experience team in day to day operation and will be responsible to take responsible of managing the department in the absence of the Department Head.

Overseeing the Front Desk, Telephone Operators, Bell Desk, Club Lounge operations and CIDs, the Assistant Front Office Manager must ensure that proactive action is taken to ensure the needs of all guests are met and that additional measures are taken to create lasting experiences. Particular attention must be given to the implementation and delivery of the Wyndham brand standards, recognition VIP guests, Wyndham Rewards Members.

In the Role of Assistant Front Office Manager, you will be required to work closely with all interacting department exist between sections and to ensure all Front Office operations run in an efficient and effective manner .

KEY RESPONSIBILITES

- Ensure Wyndham brand standards, policies and procedures are adhered too at all times.
- Review existing policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure they facilitate operations.

- Implement new policies and procedures as required in order to standardise service delivery and task completion.
- Perform on the job training and coaching to ensure all colleagues are capable of delivering the required standards.
- Ensure standards and procedure are in place to ensure all Wyndham members, repeat guests and other VIPs receive special attention and recognition
- Ensure that all group arrivals/Check in are handled with quick and efficient manner, in a pre-planned manner, ensuring that their rooms are inspected and prepared prior to arrival, by proper coordination with the housekeeping team and proper allocations of rooms.
- Drive the enrolment of Wyndham members ensuring enrolments are in line with the required targets as set by Head Office.
- Proactively look for ways of providing better service and to exceed guest expectations. When "glitches" occur ownership is taken to implement service recovery and to ensure action is taken to address the issue in question to prevent its reoccurrence.
- Reply guests reviews on social media platforms on behalf of Hotel Manager in line with Guest Relations team
- Be knowledgeable, and to ensure all direct reports are knowledgeable, on all hotel room types, outlets and facilities and to be aware of all in house functions and events taking place.
- Work closely with the Front Office Manager & Revenue/Reservation team to control room availability, room types, accuracy of room count and correct rate grid applied in alignment to hotel's business strategy. Maximise occupancy, revenue and average rate while maintaining high service standards.
- Review rooms allocations and upgrades provided to ensure they meet the specific requirements of the guest and that they are in line with hotel policy.
- Drive up selling at the point of check-in to increase overall room's revenue and increase the REVPAR uplift.
- Manage guest and stationary supplies to reduce cost and wastage.
- Ensure that good relations are maintained with all internal departments e.g. Housekeeping, Food & Beverage and to meet with them regularly to discuss opportunities and any internal challenges.
- Be aware of credit policies and procedures and liaise closely with Finance Department to ensure that credit procedures are properly carried out and Paymaster's are managed. Closely monitor PMs and exceeded limit guests reports on daily basis.
- Deal with "book outs" during periods of high occupancy; and guest expectations are managed within Wyndham policies and procedures.
- Ensure all work areas both front and back of house are well maintained, fully stocked with required operational items and safe
- Ensure colleagues maintain appropriate standards of conduct, dress, hygiene, uniforms, appearance and posture of departmental employees.
- Attend the required meetings in the absence of the Front Office Manager, Organise and drive monthly FO team meetings and outings in additional to the daily briefings.
- Promote Inter-hotel sales and in house facilities
- Drive the guest experience through service quality and continuous improvement, and comply with Wyndham Quality Audits
- Ensure implementation and compliance of the Company's Fire, Life and Safety requirements, by adhering to Risk assessment procedure of the department.

Finance

- Work collaboratively with FOM in preparing the expenses budget, and ensure that there are measures in place to manage each expense line within our budget through efficiency in operation
- Ensure vacation, Public Holidays and lieu days are used to the needs of the business
- Ensure that the payroll is submitted to HR on the 20 th of each month
- Ensure upselling report is submitted to HR by the 10 th of each month

Management

As a Manager you are expected to demonstrate the following behaviours consistently:

- Hold self and others accountable for achieving results. Deliver by meeting tough deadlines and use specific performance measures to track progress and improve future performance
- Take steps to follow through, ensuring tasks are fully completed; independently check to ensure accuracy and quality
- Develop detailed understanding of the market and guests' need, Challenge the way things are done; identifies areas requiring change and suggests ideas to support the change
- Identify opportunities to improve profitability of own area, Implementation and maintenance of brand standards and standard operating procedures
- Train and develop the team and provide support when required
- Ensure all direct reports have a Personal Development Plan to achieve their goals
- Ensure that effective communication flow is maintained at all times
- Actively participate in the community involvement projects and initiatives together with the hotel's management team
- Maintaine a business environment based on the Code of Conduct and Company Vision

Requirements:
Desired Skill & Expertise

- Atleast 4 years of experience in a similar role in a 4/5* property.
- Thorough knowledge of customer service, office management and basic bookkeeping procedures
- Possess good English communication skills along with strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities.
- Able to work a flexible schedule in order to accomplish all major responsibilities and tasks.
- Excellent communication and people management skills
- Must have the ability to handle a multitude of tasks and Guest requests.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The First Group is a British-owned international property development company based in Dubai. The focus is on delivering innovative overseas property developments and solutions to meet the demands of the international property investment market.

As an emerging property market specialist and one of the region\\'s leading independent serviced residential and commercial building developers, The First Group prides itself on offering clients quality off-plan developments, unrivalled services and pioneering products for the finest investment opportunities in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

With over 20 years\\' experience in the international property market and unparalleled commitment to excellence in all areas, including construction, design, finish and service, choosing to invest with The First Group offers a reliable and secure investment in one of the world\\'s most lucrative property markets.

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