Jobs at Lilygate Hotel in Lagos, 28th March, 2017

Lilygate Hotel located in the heart of Lekki Phase 1 is a new luxurious four star hotel with 74 rooms including 6 suites and a full range of facilities.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Housekeeping Manager
Location: Lagos
Reports To: General Manager / Resident Manager
Job Summary

  • Supervises all housekeeping employees, has the authority to hire or discharge, plans and assigns work assignments, give training for newly recruited employees, audit and inspects housekeeping personal work assignment and requisition supplies.
  • Take care of the budget and budget controlling for the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises all housekeeping employees, hires new employees as needed, discharges employees when necessary and take disciplinary actions when policies are not followed.
  • Evaluates employees in order to upgrade them when openings arise.
  • Maintains a time log book of all employees within the department. Recruit and train new employees.
  • Assigns new employees to work with experienced help.
  • Checks on the work of these employees occasionally and observes the report made by the supervisors.
  • Plans the work for the housekeeping department and distributes assignments accordingly.
  • Assigns regular duties and special duties for housekeeping staff.
  • Schedules employees and assigns extra days off according to occupancy forecast.
  • Approves all supply requisitions, such as those for spreads and bathroom rugs. Maintains a lost-and-found department and is responsible for all lost-and-found items.
  • Determines the rightful owner and send correspondences.

Responsibilities & Authority:

  • Responsible for cleanliness, orderliness and appearance of the entire Hotel.
  • Ensure that rooms are made as per company standard.
  • Prepare Annual Housekeeping Budget.
  • Assist Purchase department in selecting suppliers for items related to Housekeeping.
  • Plan, control and supervise Horticultural activities.
  • Attending and resolving guest complaints. Verification of supplies consignments.
  • Organize on-the job training and evaluate its effectiveness.
  • Maintain par stock of guest supplies, cleaning supplies, linen and uniform.
  • Organize inventories with Accounts and General Store for linen, uniform and fixed assets.
  • Pay particular attention while organizing pest eradication activities.
  • Develop and implement Housekeeping systems and procedures Prepare reports for management information.
  • Approval of the Functional Manual of the department.
  • Recommend recruitment of new personnel.
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Other Routine Responsibilities:

  • Daily inspection of public areas and employees locker rooms.
  • Daily briefing of Supervisors/ Executives.
  • Coordinating the preventive maintenance schedule of rooms and public area with maintenance department.
  • Immediately attending to guest requests.

Requirements

  • Strong Leadership abilities and organizational skills, Entrepreneurial, thinks out of the box and Able to drive change and look for operational efficiencies / synergies across the network.

Education:

  • Three years Degree or Diploma in Hotel Management, or any relevant qualification.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 to 10 years of experience of which at least 2 to 3 years in similar role.
  • Strong Operational/Technical Knowledge.
  • Successful Pre-opening experience & records a distinct advantage

Job Title: Front Office Manager
Location: Lagos
Reports To: Managing Director or General Manager
Position Summary

  • Directly supervises all front office personnel and ensures proper completion of all front office duties.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of the front desk, reservations, guest services, and telephone areas.
  • Prepare monthly reports and budget for front office department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Trains, cross – trains, and retrains all front office personnel.
  • Participates in the selection of front office personnel.
  • Schedules the front office staff.
  • Supervises workload during shifts.
  • Evaluates the job performance if each front office employee.
  • Maintains working relationships and communicates with all departments.
  • Maintains master key control.
  • Verifies that accurate room status information is maintained and properly communicated.
  • Resolves guest problems quickly, efficiently, and courteously.
  • Updates group information. Maintains, monitors, and prepares group requirements. Relays information to appropriate personnel.
  • Reviews and completes credit limit report.
  • Works within the allocated budget for the front office.
  • Receives information from the previous shift manger and passes on pertinent details to the oncoming manager.
  • Checks cashiers in and out and verifies banks and deposits at the end of each shift.
  • Enforces all cash-handling, check-cashing, and credit policies.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled meetings of front office personnel.
  • Wears the proper uniform at all times. Requires all front office employees to wear proper uniforms at all times.
  • Upholds the hotel’s commitment to hospitality.
  • Prepare performance reports related to front office.
  • Operate all aspects of Front Office computer system, including software maintenance, report generation and analysis, and simple configuration changes.
  • Prepare revenue and occupancy forecasting.
  • Ensure logging and delivery of all messages, packages, and mail in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensure that employees are, at all times, attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests managers and other employees.
  • Monitor all V.I.P’s special guests and requests.
  • Maintain required pars of all front office and stationary supplies.
  • Review daily front office work and activity reports generated by Night Audit.
  • Review Front office log book and Guest feedback forms on a daily basis.
  • Maximize room revenue and occupancy by reviewing status daily. Analyse rate variance, monitor credit report and maintain close observation of daily house count. Monitor selling status of house daily. I.e flash report, allowance etc.
  • Monitor high balance guest and take appropriate action.
  • Ensure implementation of all hotel policies and house rules.
  • Maintain an organised and comprehensive filing system with documentation of purchases, vouchering, schedules, forecasts, reports and tracking logs.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.
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Prerequisites:

  • Strong Leadership abilities and organizational skills, Entrepreneurial, thinks out of the box and Able to drive change and look for operational efficiencies / synergies across the network.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years College Degree.
  • Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the primary language used in the workplace.
  • Minimum 5 to 10 years of experience of which at least three year of hotel front desk supervisory experience, experience handling cash, accounting procedures, and general administrative tasks.
  • Extensive knowledge of Opera.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letters and CV’s to: kehinde.badmus@lilygatelagos.com

Application Deadline: 11th April, 2017.

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