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Marriott Front Office Manager in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job Number 19171190

Job Category Rooms and Guest Services Operations

Location Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates VIEW ON MAP

Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott

Schedule Full-time

Relocation? No

Position Type Management

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Marriott International portfolio of brands includes Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels , Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.


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.


Educationand Experience

  • Highschool diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the guest services, front desk, orrelated professional area.OR

  • 2-yeardegree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management,Hospitality, Business Administration or related major; 2 years experience inthe guest services, front desk, or related professional area. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Leading GuestServices Team

  • Utilizesinterpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourageothers; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrateshonesty/integrity; leads by example.

  • Encouragesand builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  • Servesas a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

  • Supervisesand manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations. Understands employeepositions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.

  • Establishesand maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employeesdo the same within the team.

  • Ensuresrecognition of employees is taking place across areas of responsibility.

  • Communicatesperformance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each positionand monitors progress.

  • Celebratessuccesses and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members. MaintainingGuest Services and Front Desk Goals

  • Achievesand exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

  • Managesday-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting theexpectations of the customers on a daily basis.

  • Developsspecific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

  • KeepsFront Office team focused on the critical components of operations to driveguest satisfaction and the desired financial results.

  • Conductsdepartment meetings and continually communicates a clear and consistent messageregarding the Front Office goals to produce desired results.

  • Reviewsstaffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financialobjectives are met.

  • Understandsthe impact of Front Office operations on the Rooms area and overall propertyfinancial goals.

  • Managesdepartment controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals. ManagingProjects and Policies

  • Ensurescompliance with all Front Office policies, standards and procedures.

  • Ensuresproperty policies are administered fairly and consistently, disciplinaryprocedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and LocalOperating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process. EnsuringExceptional Customer Service

  • Providesservices that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.

  • Improvesservice by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs,providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.

  • Supervisesand managing employees. Managing all day-to-day operations. Understanding employeepositions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.

  • Actsas the “Service Champion” for the Front Office and creates a positiveatmosphere for guest relations.

  • Displaysleadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service, andcreates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

  • Strivesto improve service performance.

  • Empowersemployees to provide excellent customer service.

  • Ensuresthat all Front Office areas have an atmosphere that is conducive to the overallguest experience.

  • Reviewscomment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas ofimprovement.

  • Respondsto and handles guest problems and complaints.

  • Observesservice behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/ormanagers. Managing andConducting Human Resource Activities

  • Identifiesthe developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helpingothers to improve their knowledge or skills.

  • Providesguidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standardsand monitoring performance.

  • Establisheschallenging, realistic and obtainable goals to guide operation and performance.

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

  • Ensuresemployees are treated fairly and equitably.

  • Managesemployee progressive discipline procedures for Front Office Staff.

  • Administersthe performance appraisal process for direct report managers.

  • Interviewsand hires managers and hourly employee team members with the appropriate skillsand in a timely manner to meet the business needs of the operation. AdditionalResponsibilities

  • Providesinformation to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, inwritten form, e-mail, or in person.

  • Analyzesinformation and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solveproblems.

  • Informsand/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevantinformation in a timely manner.

  • Identifiesand analyzes Front Office operational challenges and facilitates thedevelopment of solutions to prevent reoccurrence.



· Adaptability - Determines how change impacts self and others; displays flexibility in adjusting priorities; and communicates both the reasons for change and how it impacts the workplace.

· Communication - Customizes approach to conveying complex information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner; appropriately interprets verbal and non-verbal behavior; and models active listening to ensure understanding..

· Problem Solving andDecision Making - Models and coaches others on breaking complex issues into manageable parts, identifying and evaluating alternatives and their implications before making decisions, and involving and gaining agreement from others when making key decisions.

· Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.

Managing Execution

· Building andContributing to Teams - Leads and participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.

· Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

· Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements for self and/or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships

· Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.

· Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.

· Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

· OrganizationalCapability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of team assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.

· Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

· Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.

· Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach team, business, and administrative challenges.

· Technical Acumen - Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges

o Guest Services - Knowledge of procedures for wake-up services, safe deposit boxes, room and property amenities, property-specific programs (e.g., kids programs), guest rewards programs, and local attractions.

o Financial Procedures - Knowledge of policies and procedures involved in processing different types of sales transactions and payment methods, including cash, credit cards, personal checks, traveler checks, regional and national promotions, coupons, gift certificates/cards, city ledgers or store credit as well as knowledge of laws and regulations regarding the selling of restricted items (e.g., over-the-counter medications, alcohol, and tobacco products). This includes knowledge of necessary security checks (e.g., verifying identification) required for various payment methods and local financial regulation (e.g., anti-money laundry, exchange rates, etc.)

o Payment Process - Knowledge of policies and procedures involved in managing and processing different types of sales transactions and payment methods including credit cards approval and declines, personal checks, traveler checks, coupons, gift certificates/cards, e-certificates for Marriott Rewards program, wholesaler vouchers, and direct bills. This includes knowledge of necessary security checks (e.g., verifying identification) for various payment methods.

o Front Desk - Knowledge of procedures and policies for check-in/check-out; pre-arrival planning; Marriott Rewards Program; Corporate-sponsored programs; Property based systems (i.e., MGS, MARSHA, PMS, Fidelio Opera, FOSSE, Call Accounting, Voicemail, Movies, Key); vendors, products, services, and merchandise; front desk supply management; room inventory management.

o Problem Resolution - Ability to record, track and resolve guest problems via property software (i.e. Guestware, FOSSE, etc.) handle emergencies, and effectively deal with customer issues and complaints.

· Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.

o Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).

o Mathematical Reasoning - Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.

o Oral Comprehension - Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

o Reading Comprehension - Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

o Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.