Assistant Front Office Manager Job in Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting an Assistant Front Office Manager for one of our clients. 

The company provides fully furnished, luxurious serviced suites.

Position summary: The Assistant Front Office Manager primarily supervises front office team members to ensure efficient and smooth operations for producing excellent feedback and guest satisfaction. 

Responds in a professional and courteous manner to guests by providing accurate and timely information and services.

You will also ensure hotel charges are processed diligently to guest’s accounts, invoices are accurate, billing instructions are verified, all necessary supporting bills and vouchers are attached for direct settlements.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure Outstanding customer care at all times.
  • Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times.
  • Courteously and accurately answers inquiries from potential guests and accepts hotel reservations.
  • Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns.
  • Uses suggestive selling techniques to sell room nights, increase occupancy and revenue.
  • Supervise daily shift process ensuring all team members adhere to standard operating procedures.
  • Train, direct the work of, resolve issues/problems and coach and counsel the front desk team members to ensure a quality operation.
  • Resolve customer issues, complaints, problems in a quick, efficient manner to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality service.
  • Adhere to company credit limit / floor limit policies.
  • Allocate rooms to expected arrivals after checking the guests’ preferences and special requests.
  • Build strong relationships and liaise with all other department’s especially housekeeping, reservations etc.
  • Cross Check all billing instructions are correctly updated
  • Controls cash transactions at the front desk and maintains complete responsibility for personal bank as specified by hotel bank agreement policy.
  • Supervise the operations of the front desk to ensure an optimal level of service and hospitality is provided to the guests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.
  • Ensure Front office log book and hotel log book is always updated and actioned upon.
  • Ensures safety by following guest check in and security procedures and reporting suspicious activity to security, manager.
  • Participate in hotel committees and task force assignments.
  • Assist all departments in servicing the guests during high volume periods.
  • Takes responsibility in the absence of Front office manager
  • As a supervisor you will be a role model, sharing your expertise and continually inspiring the front office team.
Prerequisites
  • A positive attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of motivating and leading a winning team.
  • Ability to remain calm whilst under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Fidelio System is required.
Education
  • Degree or Diploma in Hospitality Management or another related field is an asset.
  • Computer Knowledge and experience in MS office programs.
Experience
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years work experience as Front Office Associate / Front office cashier in a hotel.
Apply

Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to apply@dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2433”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2433 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 26th September 2016

N.B.*
 
You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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