Service Leader – Front Office (158368) – Shangri-La Hotels – Toronto, ON

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Shangri-La hotel, Toronto

Assists the Reception Manager, ensuring the efficient, effective and cohesive flow of activities that create excellent guest experiences through personal presence and supervision of colleagues working in Front Office, F&B, Maintenance and Security. Ensures application of core quality practices, maximizing the Colleague, Guest and Owner satisfaction.

Demonstrates a high deal of integrity, provide a 5 diamond/5 star experience to Guests and Colleagues in providing true Shangri-La hospitality from caring family.
Inspires a high level of creativity, personal commitment to service excellence and a sense of genuine care.
Supervises Colleagues and effectively coach, train, organize, motivate, communicate and recognize, as fitting.
Works in conjunction with Colleagues and maintain hands-on involvement in all aspects of the night time operation, assists where the need is greatest and as required.
Manage and maintains a secure Hotel environment.
Be fully versed with statutory, fire, legal, health and safety procedures and take control in the event of a crisis.
Ensures compliance to all hotel policies, standards and core practices.
Responsible for the financial aspects of the hotel and oversees the accounts receivables.
Ensures that all requested reports are completed and submitted punctually and accurately
Balances Front Office credit cards and ascertains proper settlement
Involved in up-selling strategies and walk-in strategies at the Front Desk
Builds positive relationships and maintain familiarity with local venues, attractions, restaurants, events, and expertise on Shangri-La hospitality standards.
As true service Ambassador, represents the “face of Shangri-La Toronto,” and interact with guests to meet service expectations proactively and build customer loyalty through recognition.
Handles guest complaints and perform “Duty Manager” responsibilities.
Works closely with Housekeeping, Food and Beverage and all other departments involved during night time including outside contractors.
Displays positive & passionate attitude towards accomplishment of departmental goals and achievements.
Encourages open communication channels amongst the team.
Utilizes available technology and equipment to maximize business solutions and opportunities.
Maintains a high level of productivity & cost efficiency within the department.
Is conversant with Front Office Procedures, ensuring that all accounting processes are followed at all times.
Consistently finds opportunities to improve or upgrade our standards and “Overall Stay Experience” scores for the department and the Hotel.
Reviews guest profiles and ensure special requests are highlighted to all relevant departments for the required follow-up.
Undertakes other ad hoc related responsibilities, as required.

The following is considered mandatory for this position:

Service Excellence – Genuinely warm presence, friendly, sincere and outgoing nature, leading by positive example to strive for service excellence and warm hospitality.
Detail oriented – Strong organization, multitasking and time management skills.
Operational expertise –Demonstrates strong knowledge of Shangri-La service deliverables, Shangri-La Toronto service standards, programs, policies and procedures.
Decision making- Prompt, sound, reasonable and clear decision making.
Problem solving –adept at juggling multiple needs, collaboration within strong network of contacts to creatively and successfully resolve problems.
Strong leadership – Inspires employee commitment, loyalty and motivation through progressive supervisory practices that foster teamwork, safety, open communication, respect, sincerity, helpfulness, courtesy & humility.
Coaches and mentors – Fosters a climate of continuous learning and growth.
Ethical and professional conduct – Fulfills responsibilities with highest integrity.
Technology proficiency– Fully competent in all systems used within department, including Windows based programs and PDA technology.

Shangri-La hotel, Toronto is compliant with its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and interview process for this position upon request.

Other Requirements:

Minimum 2 years previous work experience in a similar capacity within an international world-class hotel or service organizations.
Degree or diploma in Hospitality Management (completed or in-progress).
Required to work weekends, and/or holidays.
Must be eligible to work in Canada.

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