LondonHouse Chicago

Job 177020 - Director of Operations
Chicago, IL

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Job Details

Location: Chicago, IL
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

In the summer of 2013, visionary Chicago based developer Oxford Capital Group, LLC acquired the historic building and began a comprehensive redevelopment. The transformation of this architecturally stunning property created a 452 room high-design, luxury lifestyle hotel called LondonHouse. LondonHouse Chicago synchronizes the classical architecture of 360 North Michigan Avenue with a modernist 22 story all glass tower addition forming a one-of-a-kind destination in Chicago.  At LondonHouse Chicago, It Starts Here.

 The Director of Operations at LondonHouse will directly oversee the rooms division, engineering, and security teams while being a support for the entire hotel to achieve both guest and internal guest satisfaction, deliver quality service while meeting/exceeding financial goals. This position is responsible for short and long term planning and day-to-day operations in the hotel.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Human Resources in order to attract, retain and motivate the employees; hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, resolve problems, provide open communication vehicles, discipline and terminate, as appropriate.
  • Develop, recommend, implement and manage the hotel’s training manuals, annual budget, business/marketing plan, forecasts and objectives to meet/ exceed management expectations.
  • Champion brand quality assurance inspection, be the lead for all departments regarding this important inspection.
  • Implement company programs (Oxford/Hilton), develop local programs and procedures and manage the operations of the property, ensuring compliance with SOPs, safety regulations and all other federal, state and local laws and regulations to ensure optimal levels of quality service and customer satisfaction.
  • Resolve guest complaints as appropriate to maintain a high level of guest satisfaction and quality.
  • Assist with development, implementation, and execution of capital projects.
  • Support rooms division, engineering, and security teams with day to day operations, employee interactions, and guest satisfaction.
  • Be part of union grievance process, assist Human Resources with union activity.
  • Implement emergency organization procedures and training through the management of the Security staff to establish appropriate protection for the hotel, staff and company asset.
  • Reports to and assumes the responsibilities of the General Manager in his/her absence.
  • Carry out all essential responsibilities under minimal supervision
  • Must have a clean and professional appearance.
  • Comply with LondonHouse/Oxford Hotels & Resorts and Standards of Conduct as set forth in the Team Member Handbook.
  • Be flexible to handle other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Progressive experience in hotel operations required
  • Hilton Brand experience preferred
  • Union experience preferred
  • A four-year college degree or equivalent education/experience
  • Available to work weekends, evenings and/or holidays
  • Must be able to walk, stand for prolonged periods as needed
  • Must be able to push, pull and lift 50 lbs.

We seek high performers and cultural ambassadors. Leaders of high character and humility with genuine passion and aptitude for hospitality. People who choose to be in hospitality because they have an open and generous nature and seek to make guests happy. We are a group of people who are proud of the work we do. Caring leaders, generous hosts, meticulous operators, inspiring teachers, tireless doers, and all-around devotees of hospitality. We create value by empowering the team. We encourage our teams to stretch their thinking, move beyond their comfort zone and achieve their full potential. We are passionate about people and attract, develop and retain the best in hospitality. We thoughtfully seek out and groom talent, both within our company and outside, by promoting from within, developing a culture of growth and learning and partnering with the local community.

 

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