Director of Front Office – InterContinental New York Barclay

IHG

About us Direct the activities of the Front Office areas to ensure the achievement of established quality and guest service standards and departmen

About us

Direct the activities of the Front Office areas to ensure the achievement of established quality and guest service standards and departmental revenue and profit goals. Adhere to governmental regulations concerning hotel emergency procedures, safety, or other compliance requirements, as well as brand standards and local policies and procedures. Deliver a guest experience that is unique and brings the brand to life.

**Role Purpose**

As Rooms Division Director you’ll lead the front office and housekeeping departments to ensure a memorable guest experience is delivered and departmental revenue and profit goals are met – always following safety and compliance requirements and local policies and procedures.

**Key Accountabilities**

_People_

+ Direct everyday activity, plan and assign work ensuring you always have the right staffing numbers. 

+ Develop your team and improve their performance through coaching and feedback and create performance and development goals for colleagues - recognize good performance.

+ Train colleagues to make sure they hit hotel revenue goals to the standards we expect and have the tools they need to work effectively. 

+ Recommend or initiate any HR elated actions where needed.  

+ Drive a great working environment for teams to thrive – connect departments to create sense of one team.  

+ Interact with outside contacts: guests, vendors, and other contacts as needed. 

+ Develop and maintain great working relationships with key clients and outside contacts to increase revenue. 

_Financial_

+ Oversee night audit function and preparation of daily financial reports. 

+ Prepare and submit statistical, performance, and forecast analyses and reports as required. 

+ Maintain procedures for security of monies, credit and financial transactions, guest security, and inventory control.

+ Use company systems and processes to maximize revenue. Develop plans to increase occupancy and ADR through walk-ins and upselling at the front desk. 

+ Hit all personal/team sales goals and maximize profitability. 

+ Help prepare the departmental budget and financial plans including the hotel marketing plan.

_Guest Experience_

+ Provide guests with information (example: loyalty programs, area attractions, restaurants, facility information) to enhance their experience. 

+ Schedule conventions and/or business group activities at the hotel and coordinate with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients. 

+ Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information requirements and special needs for arriving VIP’s, large groups and other key guests. 

+ Lead marketing efforts to up sell guests on hotel services, offerings, and amenities. 

+ Ensure front office staff provides guests with prompt service, professional attention and personal recognition. 

+ Ensure guests are greeted upon arrival and make time to interact effectively with guests. Respond appropriately to guest complaints, solicit feedback and build relationships that drive continuous improvements in guest satisfaction.  

+ Conduct routine inspections of the front office and public areas and take immediate actions to correct any deficiencies. 

+ Ensure that guest satisfaction data is analyzed and that plans are developed and implemented to achieve established goals. 

+ Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information related to the expected arrival and departure of VIP’s and other key guests, or other special guest needs. 

_Responsible Business_

+ Work closely with key business leaders, officials, and representatives of local community groups within the city to ensure constant high-profile exposure for the hotel.

+ Effectively communicate and market aspects of the hotel that are sustainable or “green” and use information to gain new business opportunities.

+ Act as a central communications point during emergency/crisis situations; develop and maintain relationships with local fire, police, and emergency personnel.  

+ Develop awareness and reputation of the hotel and brand in the local community and promote team member involvement in community outreach efforts. 

+ Work with advertising agencies, consulting firms, and vendors to maximize advertising investments and ensure ads represent brand identity.

+ Raise the awareness and reputation of your hotel and the brand locally – occasionally acting as hotel representative for media related inquiries.

+ Identify improvements to marketing activities and overall hotel sales performance and work with other departments. 

+ Ad-hoc duties – unexpected moments when we have to pull together to get a task done. 

+ Regularly audit all financial transactions to ensure governmental regulations and data privacy requirements are met. 

+ Perform other duties as assigned. May also serve as manager on duty. 

_Accountability_

This is the top rooms division job in a large, luxury, resort, or major flagship hotel with an extensive range of facilities and services, demanding competitive pressures, and a large number of VIP and key guests. Directly and indirectly supervises a large number of front office and housekeeping employees.

**Key Skills & Experiences**

+ Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification / equivalent in Hotel Administration, Business Administration 

+ Four years of guest service/hotel experience with two years in a management capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

+ Must speak local language (s)  

+ Other languages preferred.

In return we’ll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we’ll give you the room to be yourself.

**_The salary range for this role is $100,000 USD Annually – $125,000 USD Annually. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York City, NY. This is the lowest to highest pay scale we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the pay range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs._**

**_You can apply for this role through_** **_https://careers.ihg.com/en/_** **_or through_** **_https://careers.ihg.com/en/internal-careers_** **_if you are a current employee._**

**_Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law._**

Please click “Apply Online” and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

Don’t quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you’d be a great fit for the job? We’ll never know unless you hit the ‘Apply’ button. Start your journey with us today and let’s #GoFurtherTogether.

Requirements

Direct the activities of the Front Office areas to ensure the achievement of established quality and guest service standards and departmental revenue and profit goals. Adhere to governmental regulations concerning hotel emergency procedures, safety, or other compliance requirements, as well as brand standards and local policies and procedures. Deliver a guest experience that is unique and brings the brand to life.

**Role Purpose**

As Rooms Division Director you’ll lead the front office and housekeeping departments to ensure a memorable guest experience is delivered and departmental revenue and profit goals are met – always following safety and compliance requirements and local policies and procedures.

**Key Accountabilities**

_People_

+ Direct everyday activity, plan and assign work ensuring you always have the right staffing numbers. 

+ Develop your team and improve their performance through coaching and feedback and create performance and development goals for colleagues - recognize good performance.

+ Train colleagues to make sure they hit hotel revenue goals to the standards we expect and have the tools they need to work effectively. 

+ Recommend or initiate any HR elated actions where needed.  

+ Drive a great working environment for teams to thrive – connect departments to create sense of one team.  

+ Interact with outside contacts: guests, vendors, and other contacts as needed. 

+ Develop and maintain great working relationships with key clients and outside contacts to increase revenue. 

_Financial_

+ Oversee night audit function and preparation of daily financial reports. 

+ Prepare and submit statistical, performance, and forecast analyses and reports as required. 

+ Maintain procedures for security of monies, credit and financial transactions, guest security, and inventory control.

+ Use company systems and processes to maximize revenue. Develop plans to increase occupancy and ADR through walk-ins and upselling at the front desk. 

+ Hit all personal/team sales goals and maximize profitability. 

+ Help prepare the departmental budget and financial plans including the hotel marketing plan.

_Guest Experience_

+ Provide guests with information (example: loyalty programs, area attractions, restaurants, facility information) to enhance their experience. 

+ Schedule conventions and/or business group activities at the hotel and coordinate with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients. 

+ Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information requirements and special needs for arriving VIP’s, large groups and other key guests. 

+ Lead marketing efforts to up sell guests on hotel services, offerings, and amenities. 

+ Ensure front office staff provides guests with prompt service, professional attention and personal recognition. 

+ Ensure guests are greeted upon arrival and make time to interact effectively with guests. Respond appropriately to guest complaints, solicit feedback and build relationships that drive continuous improvements in guest satisfaction.  

+ Conduct routine inspections of the front office and public areas and take immediate actions to correct any deficiencies. 

+ Ensure that guest satisfaction data is analyzed and that plans are developed and implemented to achieve established goals. 

+ Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information related to the expected arrival and departure of VIP’s and other key guests, or other special guest needs. 

_Responsible Business_

+ Work closely with key business leaders, officials, and representatives of local community groups within the city to ensure constant high-profile exposure for the hotel.

+ Effectively communicate and market aspects of the hotel that are sustainable or “green” and use information to gain new business opportunities.

+ Act as a central communications point during emergency/crisis situations; develop and maintain relationships with local fire, police, and emergency personnel.  

+ Develop awareness and reputation of the hotel and brand in the local community and promote team member involvement in community outreach efforts. 

+ Work with advertising agencies, consulting firms, and vendors to maximize advertising investments and ensure ads represent brand identity.

+ Raise the awareness and reputation of your hotel and the brand locally – occasionally acting as hotel representative for media related inquiries.

+ Identify improvements to marketing activities and overall hotel sales performance and work with other departments. 

+ Ad-hoc duties – unexpected moments when we have to pull together to get a task done. 

+ Regularly audit all financial transactions to ensure governmental regulations and data privacy requirements are met. 

+ Perform other duties as assigned. May also serve as manager on duty. 

_Accountability_

This is the top rooms division job in a large, luxury, resort, or major flagship hotel with an extensive range of facilities and services, demanding competitive pressures, and a large number of VIP and key guests. Directly and indirectly supervises a large number of front office and housekeeping employees.

**Key Skills & Experiences**

+ Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification / equivalent in Hotel Administration, Business Administration 

+ Four years of guest service/hotel experience with two years in a management capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

+ Must speak local language (s)  

+ Other languages preferred.

In return we’ll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we’ll give you the room to be yourself.

**_The salary range for this role is $100,000 USD Annually – $125,000 USD Annually. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York City, NY. This is the lowest to highest pay scale we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the pay range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs._**

**_You can apply for this role through_** **_https://careers.ihg.com/en/_** **_or through_** **_https://careers.ihg.com/en/internal-careers_** **_if you are a current employee._**

**_Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law._**

Please click “Apply Online” and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

Don’t quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you’d be a great fit for the job? We’ll never know unless you hit the ‘Apply’ button. Start your journey with us today and let’s #GoFurtherTogether.

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