Sage Hospitality Resources Front Desk Supervisor in Austin, Texas

Req # 6333BR

Job Title Front Desk Supervisor

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name Doubletree Austin

City Austin

State TX

Why Us We appreciate your interest in The DoubleTree Austin! The DoubleTree has been part of the Austin hospitality scene for over 30 years and we have completed a multi-million dollar renovation which has once again made our property identifiable as one of the premier contemporary hotels in the city. At the DoubleTree we understand that people are our most important resource and we look forward to reviewing your application for employment at our property.

Posting Overview

Supervises front office staff ensuring an efficient operation producing excellent results for our customers. Responds in a professional and courteous manner to arriving, departing and in-house guests by providing accurate and timely information and services. Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns.

Requirements

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires understanding of all hotel front office procedures.

Requires high school graduate level mathematical aptitude and knowledge of standard cash handling procedures and computerized cash register systems. Must have past experience in dealing directly with the public and acquired general knowledge of basic customer service skills.

Requires knowledge of company/hotel policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines. Requires supervision/management skills. Ability to communicate information and hotel services to management and guests. Second language may be required.

Excellent hearing required to communicate in person and on telephone frequently.

Excellent vision necessary for reading written communiqués, analyzing reports and seeing monochrome computer screen. Excellent speech communication skills required for continual interaction with guests. Frequent use of phone. Excellent literacy necessary to analyze report data, prepare reports and initiate correspondence. Must have hand and finger dexterity to operate computer, calculator and telephone keyboards, for cash handling and paperwork processing.

Abilities

Continuous standing 90% of time -communicating with guests.

No climbing required. No driving required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. guest luggage; limited. Pushing up to 50 lbs. bell cart; limited. Pulling up to 50 lbs. bell cart; limited. Carrying up to 25 lbs. guest luggage; limited. Continuous standing -80% of shift.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent experience.

Experience

1 or more full years employment experience in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment including but not limited to: telephone, copy machine, cash register, calculator, PC, fax machine, and PBX machine.

Environment

Prolonged standing at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work station under florescent lighting. Work inside 95%.

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.