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Aimbridge Hospitality Assistant General Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ensure guest satisfaction and the efficient operation of the hotel by supervising operating departments in the absence of the General Manager and/or the Manager on Duty. Assist the General Manager by continually focusing on achieving hotel profitability through revenue generation cost control guest satisfaction and development of associates. Exempt associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities (OEM associates are required to work a minimum of 47.5 hours per work week).

Exempt managers must customarily and regular direct the work of at least 3 full-time associates or their equivalents. Primary duties must consist of administrative executive or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years progressive experience in a Rooms or F&B department Hotel; or a 4-year college degree and at least 2 to 3 years experience in a Rooms or F&B department at a Hotel; or a 2-year college degree and at least 3 to 4 years of experience in a Rooms or F&B department at a Hotel.

  • Previous supervisory experience required.

  • Must be proficient in Windows Operating Systems.

  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.

  • Must work well in stressful high-pressure situations.

  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.

  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace including anticipating preventing identifying and solving problems as necessary.

  • Must have the ability to assimilate complex information data etc. from disparate sources and consider adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.

  • Must be effective at listening to understanding clarifying and resolving the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests.

  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions.

  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service oriented manner.

  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.

  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming which include compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality's dress code and wearing a nametag when working (per brand standards)

  • Comply and ensure adherence to Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.

  • Comply with certification requirements as applicable for position to include: Food Handlers Alcohol Awareness CPR & First Aid.

  • Ensure the efficient operation of the hotel in the absence of the General Manager by supervising and supporting the Guest Services Food & Beverage Food Production Engineering Accounting Sales and Housekeeping departments. Communicate and/or correct deficiencies in these departments in conjunction with the supervisor on duty.

  • Use competencies from Aimbridge & Brand training materials to develop self in all operational departments. Work with Department Heads to gain a good understanding of each position and how it affects the operation of the hotel.

  • Assist the General Manager as needed in revenue generation programs. Participate in the sales effort by meeting on-site contacts for evening functions greeting important clients and participating in sales calls with Sales Team members.

  • Assist the General Manager in the development of managerial and hourly employees through the implementation of Corporate-approved training programs. Participate in (at a minimum) bi-weekly one-on-one's with the Department Heads to facilitate personnel development.

  • Assist in creating an environment where employees make empowered decisions to ensure guest satisfaction. Follow up on all empowerment successes and opportunities with the appropriate Department Head.

  • Assist the General Manager with the creation of financial reports as required by the Corporate Office. Meet all Corporate imposed deadlines as well as those imposed by the General Manager.

  • Participate in required M.O.D. coverage as scheduled.

  • Ensure that training in service standards is taking place in each department using the steps to effective training.

  • Ensure recruiting hiring and training for Guest Services based on occupancy

  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service oriented manner.

  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.

  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming which include compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality's dress code and wearing a nametag when working (per brand standards)

  • Comply and ensure adherence to Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.

  • Comply with certification requirements as applicable for position to include: Food Handlers Alcohol Awareness CPR & First Aid.

  • Ensure the efficient operation of the hotel in the absence of the General Manager by supervising and supporting the Guest Services Food & Beverage Food Production Engineering Accounting Sales and Housekeeping departments. Communicate and/or correct deficiencies in these departments in conjunction with the supervisor on duty.

  • Use competencies from Aimbridge & Brand training materials to develop self in all operational departments. Work with Department Heads to gain a good understanding of each position and how it affects the operation of the hotel.

  • Assist the General Manager as needed in revenue generation programs. Participate in the sales effort by meeting on-site contacts for evening functions greeting important clients and participating in sales calls with Sales Team members.

  • Assist the General Manager in the development of managerial and hourly employees through the implementation of Corporate-approved training programs. Participate in (at a minimum) bi-weekly one-on-one's with the Department Heads to facilitate personnel development.

  • Assist in creating an environment where employees make empowered decisions to ensure guest satisfaction. Follow up on all empowerment successes and opportunities with the apprpriate Department Head.

  • Assist the General Manager with the creation of financial reports as required by the Corporate Office. Meet all Corporate imposed deadlines as well as those imposed by the General Manager.

  • Participate in required M.O.D. coverage as scheduled.

  • Ensure that training in service standards is taking place in each department using the steps to effective training.

  • Ensure recruiting hiring and training for Guest Services based on occupancy

  • Be in the public areas during peak times greeting guests and offering assistance as needed.

  • Maintain procedures for handling of the hotel safe specifically with regard to security and initiate a monthly safe audit.

  • Ensure that all scheduled meetings take place on the property.

We pride ourselves on offering guests a home away from home, and our staff delights in anticipating the needs of each unique individual to come through our doors. Perfectly situated only minutes from the Eastern Iowa Airport and US Cellular Center, our Cedar Rapids hotel makes getting to and from any destination quick and easy. Free WiFi and free hot breakfast are provided daily, and guests have access to 24 hour fitness and business centers at their convenience. Rooms now offer new TV packages with access to Netflix and Hulu. There's no shortage of fun things to do in Cedar Rapids near our Marriott hotel.

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.

After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income

  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 401k Retirement Plan

Job ID: 2021-33746

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Street: 1900 Dodge Road NE

Post End Date: 5/31/2021

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