Job description / Role
Director Of Operations
- Assist Front Office, Night Audit and Reservations team in the successful operation of their department with a key focus on:
- Customer service, customer relations, sales, correct room allocation, FO reports, innovative packages, yield management; ledger administration, staff costs, reporting, reservation systems.
- Assist the F & B team in the successful operation of their department especially in the areas of:
F & B cost and control, standards and quality, budgets, efficiency and profitability, health and safety, menu and beverage list compilation, sales and marketing.
- Manage the relationship with the housekeeping contractors, ensuring that Hotel Sofitel; Brand and Service standards are met.
- Complete month end reporting on Rooms and F & B.
- Ensure public areas are clean and well presented with regular checking.
- Regular liaison with Maintenance ensuring maintenance requests are completed quickly focusing on guest needs as a priority.
- Ensure there is management support and presence is visible on the Front Desk and in the Restaurants area at any key time.
- Adherence to Emergency Communication procedures ensuring that enquiries from the media are only responded to by the nominated spokesperson
- Establish in conjunction with the General Manager financial performance targets for revenue, expenditure and market share and ensure departments achieve these targets.
- Develop working plans to meet targets; compare actual achievements against targets periodically; take necessary corrective action if not on target.
- Ensure all billing is accurate and correct monies are collected. Assist Finance Department, as required, in collection of monies owing from customers.
- Review guest files that are exceeding hotel limits and follow up.
- Ensure thorough checks on shift banking and that correct cash handling procedures are followed.
- Establish the Annual Business Plan and Financial Budget in conjunction with the General Manager and Financial Controller.
- Ensure departments adhere to the departmental budget through the Purchase Order System and inventory controls.
- Be pro-active in controlling costs being fully aware of forecasted business and targeted profitability whilst maintaining standards.
- Ensure that the Departments establish and maintain an on-going quality improvement programme through use of Accor guest book and Brand Audit.
- Achieve a level of service quality that consistently meets and preferably exceeds the expectations of guests.
- Attend to major operational problems and needs promptly including customer complaints, enquiries and requests.
- Practice positive problem solving and win win approaches in all aspects of customer service.
- Answer all correspondence and enquiries received during the working week within 24 hours of receipt; maintain good public relations with customers.
- Maintain staff focus on 'the Customer's need', individualizing and personalizing service where possible, encourage staff to use their own initiative.
- Encourage and maintain customer feedback regarding product and services in the Hotel. Listen to and take action on this feedback.
- Ensure that customer safety and security is maintained to high levels at all times.
- Assist managers and supervisors to present neat, clean and functionally operating outlets.
- Manage the Hotel's assets in all areas to protect their long-term investment value.
- Maintain a register of all service equipment maintenance and breakages; ensure that regular programmed maintenance is carried out to manufacturers specifications.
- Ensure confidentiality and secure storage of all intellectual property and data bases, both hard copy and electronic.
- Utilise internet and email strictly in conjunction with Accor Internet and Email policy
- Be fully conversant with the Hotel's fire and emergency evacuation procedures.
- Report any damages to Hotel, guests or staff assets on the appropriate incident report form.
The position has all authority needed to achieve the above outcomes, the only limitations being;
- All capital expenditure must be approved by the General Manager prior to commitment,
- Recruitment of staff to follow manning guides, procedures for recruitment and be in consultation with the General Manager or Regional DHR.
- Disciplining and performance counselling of department staff up to termination stage; following disciplinary procedures and in consultation with the General Manager or Regional DHR.
- Promotion, transfer and/or changes to staff wages/salaries only after consultation with the General Manager or Regional DHR.
About the Company
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