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Marriott Director of Operations - (Pre-Opening) - Luxembourg Marriott Hotel Alfa in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Job Number 24016015

Job Category Rooms & Guest Services Operations

Location Luxembourg Marriott Hotel Alfa, 16 Place de la Gare, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? N

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

ABOUT THE HOTEL

With a planned opening in the fall of 2024,the Luxembourg Marriott Hotel Alfa will mark Marriott Bonvoy’s first hotel in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Conveniently located opposite the main train station, the hotel will offer a perfect gateway to explore Luxembourg and its alluring blend of historical charm and modern vitality. On the hotel’s doorstep, guests can find the city’s main historical and cultural landmarks such as the Bock Casemates, National Museum of Art and History and Palace Grand Ducal. Paying tribute to the history of the building since the 1930’s, Luxembourg Marriott Hotel Alfa features a timeless ambience with art deco design elements throughout the signature Greatroom Lobby, executive lounge and 154 guestrooms and suites. The famous Brasserie Alfa, adorned with original paintings of the Luxembourg artist Julien Lefèvre, is set for a revival to become a new dining destination and social hot spot in the city. Guests can enjoy seafood and classical French-inspired delights alongside modern cocktails at the bar. Other facilities at the hotel include a fully equipped gym and five meeting rooms.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The ideal candidate for this position has extensive experience as a Director of Operations/ Hotel Manager position and is fluent in French and English. Ideally the candidate has prior experience in leading a hotel opening or major renovation/conversion. You are the strategic business leader of the property's Hotel Operations. You will work with your managers and team to develop and implement departmental strategies and to ensure implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. You ensure the hotel meets the brand’s standards, targets customer needs, ensures employee satisfaction, focuses on growing revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department and developing positive owner relations.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

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.

OR

• 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.

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

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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