Front Office Manager - Edinburgh Hotel Cluster

  • Job Reference: 7760
  • Date Posted: 30 December 2021
  • Recruiter: Apex Hotels Ltd
  • Location: Apex Grassmarket Hotel , Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary & excellent benefits
  • Sector: Hotels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cluster Front Office Manager to join our team. You will manage the Front Office team across all of our 4 Edinburgh city centre cluster of hotels. This new cluster role will impact and influence key decisions and strategies within the business.

As a key member of the senior leadership team, this highly visible role will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the customer journey from arrival through departure and all in stay requirements. Working closely with the Cluster General Manager and Cluster Operations Managers this position will be expected to lead on the implementation and execution of all front office customer delivery strategies. This role would suit an experienced Front Office Manager looking for progression to a Cluster role or someone already managing Front of House for a Cluster of hotels. 

As the Cluster Front Office Manager, you will ensure the team delivers an effective and enjoyable experience to all guests across all sites within the cluster. Your responsibilities will include:

Customer centricity

  • Developing and implementing departmental strategies that will grow customer performance and excellence delivery
  • High visibility during key guest demand periods delivering a total lobby experience
  • Delivery of monthly Net Promoter and Guest Review Index arrival/in stay/departure targets
  • Developing a Customer's need' team approach with service personalisation's developed
  • Delivery of impeccable team attention to reading guest behaviour and preference detail
  • Ownership of the full arrival/in stay/post stay services feedback
  • Proactive involvement in Sales familiarisation trips and VIP show rounds to ensure our warmer welcome and service proposition is fully leveraged
  • Ownership and measurement of customer preferences profiling in the PMS

Growth & profitability

  • Responsible for creation, management, and fulfilment of cluster departmental budgets
  • Delivery of suggestive upselling training forming part of guest value proposition
  • Hosting of weekly and monthly strategy meetings with operational teams and Cluster General Manager reviewing key metrics and performance indicators
  • Daily / weekly payroll cost analysis in accordance with forecasted and materialised occupancies to ensure optimal performance and immediate overspend correction

You will be well organised, be an excellent communicator and be committed to building and developing the managers and the teams. Specific requirements include:

  • Customer centric driven with a clear focus and ability to enhance the customer journey
  • Clear and influencing communicator with the ability to interact across all levels
  • Ability to adapt and drive a continuous growth and transformational mindset
  • Possess a cost efficiency and profit driven approach
  • Identifies and manages best resources to achieve targets
  • Translates strategies into practical plans
  • Deploys time in motion exercises ensuring optimum cost engineering
  • Builds and develops a guest centric team culture
  • A strong understanding of related Health and Safety requirements
  • Coaching, supporting and challenging approach to deliver operational targets

Why join Apex Hotels?

We genuinely care about our guests and each other and we show this through our family values of Trust, Passion, Friendliness and Teamwork. It's these family values that help us take our guest experiences to the next level, where we provide a personalised service to all our guests that they'll want to share.

With 10 four-star hotels throughout the UK, we like to think of our hotels as members of the family, each with their own personality and style. Although each of our hotels has its own character, whatever one our guests choose to stay at, they'll get a great night's sleep and a warm welcome. The key to it all is you, our employees.

We also offer great benefits which include:

  • Contributions to a pension scheme  
  • Critical illness cover 
  • 29 days holiday
  • Access to our state-of-the-art gym and pools   
  • Healthy meals to enjoy while you're working  
  • 50% discount in our restaurants  
  • Guest experience overnight stay and dinner for 2 after 3 months 
  • Spa discount 
  • Referral bonus when your friends or family join the team 
  • Discounted room rates
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounts with external companies only available to Apex team members 
  • Ongoing training and development  

If you are interested, click apply. We look forward to hearing from you!