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Marriott Franchised Director of Operations in Palm Desert, California

Job Number 21101790

Job Category Rooms & Guest Services Operations

Location The Westin Desert Willow Villas Palm Desert, 75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, California, United States

Brand Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Schedule Full-Time

Relocation? Y

Position Type Management

Located Remotely? N

Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel’s employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International.

Job Summary

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Profitability

  • Demonstrates and communicates key drivers of guest satisfaction for the brand’s target customer.

  • Analyzes service issues and identifies trends.

  • Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep property moving forward toward achievement of goals.

  • Works with hotel management team to develop an operational strategy that is aligned with the brand’s business strategy and leads its execution.

Managing Revenue Goals

  • Monitors hotel operations sales performance against budget.

  • Reviews reports and financial statements to determine hotel operations performance against budget.

  • Coaches and supports operations team to effectively manage occupancy & rate, wages and controllable expenses.

  • Reviews the Wage Progress Report and compares budgeted wages to actual wages, coaching direct reports to address problem areas and holding team accountable for results.

Leading Operations and Department Teams

  • Champions the brand’s service vision for product and service delivery and ensures alignment amongst the hotel leadership teams.

  • Develops systems to enable employees to understand guest satisfaction results.

  • Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.

Managing the Guest Experience

  • Reviews guest feedback with leadership team and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken.

  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

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

  • Creates an atmosphere in all Rooms and Food and Beverage areas that meets or exceeds guest expectations.

Managing and Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Facilitates the development of creative solutions to overcome obstacles and ensures implementation to continually improve guest satisfaction results.

  • Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.

  • Ensures that regular, ongoing communication is happening in Operations (e.g., pre-shift briefings, staff meetings).

  • Fosters employee commitment to providing excellent service, participates in daily stand-up meetings and models desired service behaviors in all interactions with guests and employees.

  • Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of staff/operations meetings with an emphasis on generating innovative ways to continually improve results.

  • Sets goals and expectations for direct reports using the performance review process and holds staff accountable for successful performance.

  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an “open door policy” and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.

  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently, disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and supports the Peer Review Process.

  • Conducts annual performance appraisal with direct reports according to Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Champions change, ensures brand and regional business initiatives are implemented and communicates follow-up actions to team as necessary.

Education and Experience

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.

  • 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.

This company is an equal opportunity employer.

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