Sage Hospitality Group Director of Housekeeping in Alexandria, Virginia
Sage Hotel Management is currently seeking a Director of Housekeeping at The Alexandrian Hotel, in Alexandria, VA.
At Sage Hotel Management, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We are known amongst our staff, our owners, our guests, and our communities as leaders in our field who are authentic, humble, innovative, and flexible operators driven to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.
Sage’s vision is to be recognized by our customers as the best in our business through ensuring a culture that “makes the ordinary extraordinary!” The ideal candidate should champion this culture in every touchpoint of our business from our associates, guests, owners, and communities. The service and courtesy you extend and promote daily will ensure a healthy and productive culture of serving others with excellence. Join us today!
The Director of Housekeeping is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of the hotel, guest rooms, public areas and other assigned areas. Directs and coordinates all functions of the Housekeeping and Laundry departments and ensures impeccable levels of cleanliness and upkeep. Implements inventory and cost controls and ensures expenses are carefully managed. Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.
Supervise the housekeeping and laundry employees to attract, retain and motivate them while providing a safe work environment; interview, schedule, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, recommend and conduct performance and salary reviews and recommend discipline and termination, as appropriate.
Supervise and inspect the daily cleaning of the guest rooms, public areas and back of the house; ensure compliance with accident/loss prevention programs, SOPs and health/sanitation standards and regulations to achieve a high level of cleanliness and guest satisfaction.
Monitor and report on expenses (payroll and supplies) to aid in controlling costs while ensuring adequate staff and supplies are on hand to provide top quality services.
Respond to guest requests, concerns and problems to ensure guest satisfaction.
Refer and follow-up on maintenance issues/problems with Engineering to protect hotel assets, ensure a safe, accident free environment for guests and employees and maintain/improve guest satisfaction.
Log items into the Lost and Found and answer inquiries to maintain controls and ensure guest satisfaction.
Implement emergency training and procedures to ensure appropriate protection of the hotel's guests, staff and company assets.
One to two years of post high school education.
Experience required by position is from two to three full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
3-5 years of experience in housekeeping operations preferred.
Previous experience in a full service Director of Housekeeping role preferred.
Experience working in a union environment preferred.
Requires thorough knowledge of the Housekeeping field.
Requires knowledge of our company/hotel policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines.
Requires supervision/management skills.
Ability to compile facts and figures.
Ability to analyze report data, prepare reports and initiate correspondence.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Lifting -up to 25 lbs. issuing supplies, inventory, receiving supplies, organizing, etc.
Pushing -limited; Pulling -limited Carrying -up to 25 lbs. issuing supplies, inventory, receiving supplies, organizing, etc.
Bending -30% of shift touring property, checking rooms, etc.
Kneeling -5% of shift checking rooms.
Ability to communicate information and hotel services to management and guests. Second language may be required.
Ability to communicate with guests.
Ability to inspect guest rooms, public areas, and back of house, and review reports.
Mobility -continuous movement throughout the hotel.
Continuous standing -30% of shift.
Climbing of approximately 100 steps 20% of shift. Climbing ladders of approximately 3 feet 5% of shift.
Primarily housekeeping department environment. May include prolonged strenuous physical activity in indoor climate-controlled environment. Excessive heat and humidity in laundry. Inside 95% of shift.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : The Alexandrian
Outlet: King & Rye
Category: Housekeeping & Laundry
Tipped Position: No
Address : 480 King St
City : Alexandria
State : Virginia
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability