Guest Relations Manager Job Job Details | O&L

o&l leisure (pty) ltd - swakopmund, namibia

15 days ago



LOCATION: STRAND HOTEL SWAKOPMUND

GRADE: D1

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1


PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To manage and oversee all aspects of the Front Office operations, cultivating a team that consistently provides unique unforgettable experiences at every touch point of the guest experience journey. Achieve and exceed guest satisfaction targets while maximizing revenue.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE :

  • Min National Diploma or Degree in Hospitality/Tourism or Hotel Management.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years experience in front office or Guest Relations management role in a four- and five-star Hotel/Lodge.
  • Computer literate (MS Office/Office/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in using Opera Property Management System (PMS) and a deep understanding of its operational features.
  • Experience in generating reports and analyzing data to improve operations and guest experiences.
  • Knowledge of budgets, profit & loss, cost of sales, meeting suppliers and coordinating stock deals with procurement.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES :

  • Manage daily arrivals and departures, ensuring a seamless reservation process and prompt response to inquiries and requests.
  • Direct Front Office operations to enhance the guest experience at all touchpoints, from pre-arrival to check-out.
  • Design and implement processes that ensure that the department achieves breakthrough scores in Q&E audits (internal and external)
  • Supervise and ensure that all guest profiles and statistics are captured accurately and timeously for every guest arrival.
  • Provide oversight to the SPA department to ensure alignment with quality standards and holistic guest experiences.
  • Control revenue and oversee financial performance to maximize profitability.
  • Supervise billing procedures, cash handling, and stock-taking activities.
  • Schedule staff working hours and manage overtime.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and identify and address performance gaps to drive continuous improvement. Ensure that ER/IR issues are dealt with per the company code of conduct and culture.
  • Embody the O&L Persona of " Authentic, care and passionate'' in all interactions, based on the Customer Experience Journey.
  • Ensure adherence to HACCP, conduct daily hygiene walkabouts, complete the required checklists, and enforce the correct cleaning standards, Health & Safety standards, and operating equipment.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Organized and Planning
  • Breakthrough Behaviours
  • Financial Acumen
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Change Management and Adaptability

CLOSING DATE: 11 JUNE 2024





O&L - a Great Place to Work.

Applicants meeting our requirements are invited to apply. O&L Group of Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

"This position is subject to a pre-employment screening and vetting process, and by applying for this position, applicants acknowledge that they are aware that the Company reserves the right to carry out screening and pre-employment vetting for all shortlisted applicants. Certificate of Conduct issued by the Namibian Police (not older than 6 months) may be required from all shortlisted applicants."

Requisition ID: 4008

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