Regional Director of Operations

Location Charleston, SC
Property Corporate Office
Date Posted April 28, 2017
Job Type Corporate Position, Management

Description

Charleston, SC – The Regional Director of Operations will report directly to the Vice President of Operations and will be responsible for overseeing the overall operations for an assigned group of hotels. This person will serve as the primary contact for multiple hotels within the region for operations, sales and marketing, and implementation of brand/corporate initiatives. And will be accountable for directing management and, if required, the entire employee functions at any of the properties within the assigned region. The position will direct a group of hotels in an effort to improve financial performance by assessing economic factors, understanding demographic trends, enhancing the brand; leveraging relationships and enhancing guest satisfaction through a variety of tools.

Core Knowledge & Competencies:

Builds and sustains positive relationships with all constituencies; takes ownership of results; focuses on the needs of the guest and is observant of guest behaviors; proactively coaches, motivates, rewards and corrects subordinates; comfortable acting as the primary liaison between owners, franchises and corporate; and is able to provide candid feedback to senior management on the “health” of the client relationship.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct on-site hotel visits and prepare property reports and action plans for the hotel owners, the management company leadership, general managers and corporate staff
  • Ensure hotels are meeting operational budgets
  • Aid in establishing, communicating and implementing operating standards, tools and resources
  • Analyze property data and provide potential solutions to increase guest satisfaction and improve operating efficiencies, reduce expense and maximize revenue
  • Manage regional expenses to be within annual budgetary guidelines
  • Participate in the implementation of goals and the successful rollout of initiatives and programs
  • Monitor project management work via site inspections to ensure conformance to plans
  • Provide technical and knowledge guidance as subject matter experts
  • Partner with other internal departments to continuously optimize financial and guest satisfaction results
  • Assist hotel management and teams in successful completion of all goals, plans, and reports
  • Evaluate daily operations and implement measures to improve and exceed guess satisfaction and operational efficiency
  • Update and discuss adverse incidents, operational issues, claims, and customer service issues for impact and corrective processes
  • Maintain compliance with established policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety and environmental and infection control
  • Maintain regular visibility and communication with client to ensure contract obligations are continuously being met and concerns are addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensure acquisition and development of competitive talent and promote opportunities for attracting and retaining high performing talent; ensuring adequate staff to meet operational requirements
  • Coach and council all management in assigned group of hotels to ensure key performance is met
  • Coordinate with President or CEO on personnel issues
  • Ensure on-going training, promotions, performance reviews, employment termination, and disciplinary measures are administered according to policy and procedure
  • Routinely audit hotel summary reports and records as required, submitting requested reports and statistics
  • Support development by identifying new business opportunities in the region
  • Suggest operational and capital improvements for the client hotels
  • Develop short term action plans and long range planning for new programs and strategies that impact the hotels based on the existing corporate directed goals and any new goals that are created
  • Develop and submit property and overall region reports to the President and CEO on a consistent basis
  • Ensure that all safety and brand standards are maintained
  • Attend conferences for each of the brands that are within the organization
  • Take part in Brand Area Manager visits (i.e. IHG, Choice, Best Western, etc.)
  • Develop and leverage internal and external partnerships to maximize achievement of business goals
  • Manage overall financial performance by analyzing and reconciling financial reports, determining trends and areas of opportunities, advising others on cost control methods and budgetary trends

Requirements:

  • Enjoys a variety of tasks and being highly mobile
  • Highly organized and able to use organizational tools to track multiple tasks
  • Follows-through and follows-up on his/her own work and the work of others
  • Manages time efficiently to meet established project deadlines
  • Possesses a strong ability to perform independently as well as within a team environment
  • Keeps abreast of latest industry products, services, information and best practices
  • Experienced at operating successful properties and delivering results
  • Possesses an ownership mentality
  • Able to travel to hotels within selected region
  • Minimum of 5 years General Manager level upscale hotel experience or 3 years in a Regional level position or combination
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management is preferred

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