Front Desk Supervisor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512688-617964
    • Job Location: Burbank, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 24, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Hotel: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
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Job Description:

The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport is seeking a professional guest service oriented Front Desk Supervisor take on the challenge of a unique position within a 488-room hotel that boasts 50,000 square feet of event space. The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport is conveniently located near Hollywood and Universal Studios in the center of the entertainment hub. Our property provides complimentary meals, employee events, great hotel discounts at over 5,700 hotels world-wide and perks for local events & attractions!

Position Purpose:

Provides guidance and leadership as the Front Desk Supervisor ensuring consistent quality customer service is delivered.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff. Assign and instruct guest service representatives in details of work. Observe performance and encourage improvement.

Greet guests immediately with a friendly and sincere welcome. Use a positive and clear speaking voice, listen to and understand requests, respond with appropriate actions and provide accurate information such as outlet hours and local attractions.

Promptly complete the registration process by inputting and retrieving information from a computer system, confirming pertinent information including number of guests and room rate. Promote marketing programs. Make appropriate selection of rooms based on guest needs. Code electronic keys. Nonverbally confirm the room number and rate. Provide welcome folders containing keys, certificates, coupons and refreshment center keys as appropriate. Close out guest accounts at time of check out. In the event of dissatisfaction, negotiate compromise, which may include authorizing revenue allowances.

Verify and imprint credit cards for authorization using electronic acceptance methods. Handle cash, make change and balance an assigned house bank. Accept and record vouchers, travelers checks and other forms of payment. Perform accurate moderately complex arithmetic functions using a calculator. Post charges to guest rooms and house accounts using the computer.

Promptly answer the telephone using positive and clear English language. Input messages into the computer. Retrieve messages and communicate the content to the guest. Retrieve mail, small packages and facsimiles for customers as requested.

Remain calm and alert, especially during emergency situations and/or heavy hotel activity, serving as a role model for guest service representatives and other employees. Resolve customer complications and complaints by conducting thorough research of the situation and identifying the most effective solutions. Make decisions and take action based on previous experience and good judgment, sometimes revising procedures to accommodate unusual situation. Authorize revenue allowances to remedy problems only after other alternative solutions have been offered.

Other:

Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.

Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of hotel facilities. Employees who violate Hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Supportive Functions:

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the hotel.

  • Summon guest service personnel for assistance to escort guest to their rooms as appropriate.
  • Prepare daily forecast of expected arrivals and departures.
  • Provides safety deposit boxes for guest by escorting them to the vault room, assisting the customer in opening the deposit box lock. File access slips in box.
  • Operate facsimile machine to send, receive, and log incoming transmissions. Notify guests of incoming faxes using the message function of the computer.
  • Use the photocopier to make copies of items as required.
  • File registration cards in room number order.
  • Retrieve registration cards from the files for each check out.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Specific Job knowledge, skill and ability

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger and collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
  • Basic mathematical skills and considerable skill in the use of a calculator to prepare moderately complex mathematical calculations without error.
  • Ability to listen effectively and to speak English clearly.
  • Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.
  • Ability to stand, walk and continuously perform behind the front desk.
  • Hearing and visual ability to observe and detect signs of emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and prepare complex reports of room availability and revenues generated.
  • Ability to analyze and make judgments.

Qualification Standards

Education:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Experience:

Two years combined, prior front desk and supervisory experience required.

Licenses or certificates:

No special license required.

Grooming:

All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).

Other:

Applicants with additional language skills preferred.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package consisting of multiple medical insurance plans (PPO and HMO), dental plans, flexible spending accounts, matched 401k plan, life insurance, critical accident or illness, short term disability, paid time off, complimentary meals, hotel discounts, wellness programs.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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