FRONT DESK MANAGER Journal Hotels Journal Hotels

Responsible for all front office functions and staff. Areas of responsibility include Bell Staff, Switchboard Operations, Guest Services/Front Desk and Retail/Gift Shop, as applicable. As a department head, directs and works with managers and employees to successfully execute all front office operations, including guest arrival and departure procedures. Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance of the department.

  • 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.
  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
  • Supervises and manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations. Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
  • Ensures recognition of employees is taking place across areas of responsibility.


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.
  • Supervises and managing employees. Managing all day-to-day operations. Understanding employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.
  • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service, and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
  • Strives to improve service performance.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ensures that all Front Office areas have an atmosphere that is conducive to the overall guest experience.
  • Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.
  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/or managers.

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