Fairmont Banff Springs Front Desk Manager

Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB
405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB
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Company Description

Join the team at Fairmont Banff Springs. Set in one of Western Canada’s most spectacular alpine destinations, Banff offers a unique community of hospitality enthusiasts, outdoor adventure seekers, artists, entertainers, and families alike. It's the perfect work/life combination.

Job Description

Front Desk Manager

To maximize guest satisfaction from pre-arrival through departure by adhering to the standards required by the Hotel and by handling all guest inquires with a friendly and accurate response.

What's in it for you:

Subsidized staff accommodation provided on-site for full time status employees
One complimentary meal per shift in our staff cafeteria (additional meals can be purchased for $4/meal)
Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Vision & Dental) including extended benefits like; Mental Health (up to $5,000/year), Orthodontics (up to $2,500 - lifetime), Fertility Drugs and Gender Affirmation (Lifetime maximum of $10,000) for full time permanent status employees
Defined Contribution Pension Plan with employer matching up to 5% of annual earnings for full time permanent status employees
Employee travel program with discounts on room rates as well as on food & beverage at Fairmont & Accor properties world-wide
Access to the Mountain Explorer Travel Program – exclusive room rates for colleagues, which includes 50% off all food & beverage when staying at Fairmont Resorts in Lake Louise, Jasper & Whistler (subject to availability)
Comprehensive wellness platform for employee mental health and wellbeing support
Discounts while using our resort’s Food & Beverage Outlets, Fitness Centre, Spa and Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Courses
Automatically added to our resort’s Colleague Lifestyle Program which includes access to staff activities and events
Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within Fairmont Banff Springs and over 5,000 properties with Accor
What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Director of Front Office, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Assist in attainment of occupancy targets as well as occupancy of the weekly and daily occupancy forecasts
Actively involved in the continuous improvement of driving revenue and improving efficiencies
Ensure guest satisfaction levels and standards of quality of service in addition to actively developing and implementing new systems and standards
Bring innovation and creativity to all aspects of the role
Handling of guests comments and complaints, ensuring guests needs are exceeded
Interviewing and recruitment of Front Office staff
Creating an environment that fosters improved morale and retention of employees
Ensures efficient training and development of personnel by means of detailed systems and procedures in the Front Office (training manuals, fact sheets, internal coding systems, etc.)
Oversees and participates in guest relations and directs arrangements for VIP and special attention reservations
Gives effective support to staff for the work, which has to be done and assists in all matters pertaining to the Front Office, including Front Desk, Night Reception, and Overnight Switchboard
Organizes, co-ordinates and supervises training, conduct regular training sessions and communications meetings
Responsible for development and performance management of all Front Desk colleagues and leaders
Coordinating and communicating pertinent information to all other departments to ensure the highest level of guest service
Knowledge in emergency procedures, general crisis situation procedures and keeping health and safety in the forefront
Ensures that all controls are in place and are adhered to, ie. rates, market codes, etc.
Responsible for coordinating with the Convention Services Manager and the Guest Services Managers for all preparations for incoming conventions, groups and tours as well as all pre-arrival including blocking of rooms, convention resumes, special requirements and departure activities
Maintain and assist the Front Office Manager on ongoing training and motivation programs
Responsible for all details of employees administration, payroll forecasts, payroll administration on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Maintain and submit, to the Front Office Manager, approved staffing schedules on a weekly basis
Responsible for personal cash float
Ensure Fairmont policies and procedures are known, followed and enforced, promote the philosophy of empowerment within guidelines
In all that we do create and be responsible for smart goals that help to achieve EOS, GSI, RevPAR, GOP AND VOG yearly objectives
All other duties assigned by the Front Office Manager


Your experience and skills include:

High School diploma required
2 years experience in a Front Office or Assistant Front Office Manager role
Computer literacy required: Micros-Fidelio Property Manager version 2.6.3 e9 or another property management system, Excel, Word
Hotel Management Diploma an asset
Dynamic, enthusiastic, creative, flexible leader who thrives under pressure and is able to perform multiple functions at the same time
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Proven leadership skills which supports an environment of employee growth and development, interdepartmental teamwork and exceptional customer service
A leader who will lead, teach, inspire our team to reach the next level of service
Your team and working environment:

Fast-paced, upscale, luxury hotel
Close proximity to multiple ski resorts in winter and world-renowned hiking trails in summer
Hospitality employees worldwide making this a great place to develop lifelong connections

Additional Information

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor? We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality.
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