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Area Director of Operations - South India and Sri Lanka

Bangalore, India
Rooms and Guest Services Operations


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Posting Date Apr 15, 2019
Job Number 1900142X
Job Category Rooms and Guest Services Operations
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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CLS Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes a high level of specialized knowledge and skill in the Operations area to support department and/ or function objectives. Generally works with considerable independence, developing operating plans and related operational processes for own department in alignment with broader business objectives.

Specific Job Summary

The Area Director of Operations is responsible for overseeing Rooms Operations, Food & Beverage Operations and Quality Assurance for all hotel brands in the assigned Market.  A key responsibility is to ensure “pull through” of programs, processes and initiatives at the property level.  Specific areas of focus include operations troubleshooting, working effectively with property management teams, technical training, International Quality Assurance Program, pre-opening, hotel conversions, effective F&B concepts, front office, housekeeping, spa and recreation.


Education and Experience

  • Generally a professional position requiring significant knowledge and experience in one or more disciplines and/ or business operations as well as associate and/or organizational management experience.

  • College degree and/ or relevant experience generally required.

  • 10 years progressive work experience in the hotel industry with focus in Rooms/ F&B Operations.

  • Proven experience in understanding contracts, presentation/ public speaking skills, International SOP’s, operations budgets and capital budgets is essential.

  • Considerable work experience in the India/South Asia market is essential.

CLS Expected Contribution
  • Develops operating plans and workable business processes for own department in alignment with function strategy.

  • Manages larger business processes and/ or projects, setting priorities and measurable objectives, monitoring and reporting on the process, progress and results.

  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on business requests that have broader department impact and/ or moderate risk.  Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization. 

  • Is responsible for own work and contributing to team, department and/or business results. May direct work of non-management staff.  Typically influences work of cross-functional or extended teams.

  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:

  • Acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization.

  • Assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals.

  • Achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.

  • Taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward.

  • Developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information.

  • Balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization.

  • Working with others to identify and remove barriers to success.

  • Readily critiques own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.

  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

    Specific Expected Contribution
  • Rooms Operations – assists hotel management teams with the successful implementation of all initiatives and programs.  Initiatives and programs include Comfortable Bedding, At Your Service, HSIA, Reduce P/E by 50%, Elite Benefits.

  • Food & Beverage Operations – assists hotel management teams with the successful implementation of all initiatives and programs.  Current initiatives include Event Management Brand Standards, Street Restaurant, Momentum and Breakfast.

  • Quality Assurance – ensures all hotels understand and comply with company brand standards and International Quality Assurance Program. Follows up with all yellow and red zone hotels in Area for brand standards audits and GSS.  Ensures brand standards are in place at all hotels.

  • Food and Beverage Concepts – assists property management with execution of restaurant/ bar concept documentation to ensure concept integrity and significantly improve guest experience, revenues and profits.

  • Food Safety – ensures property teams are fully fluent in all food safety procedures and direct certification classes as required to meet needs of the Area.

  • New Openings/ Conversions – assists in the coordination of pre-opening, task force, 5SU and operations technical training.

  • Assists in coordination of technical training for Market.  Coordinates task force as needed for problem properties.

  • Ensures area hotels operate with respect to specific brand service programs (ie Spirit to Serve, Savvy Service, etc).

  • Responds to complex or ambiguous situations without losing focus of key hotel objectives.

  • Together with MVP and Senior ADOPs, consistently recognizes and rewards outstanding associate performance in improving area’s hotels performance and/ or customer satisfaction.

  • Improves business results by leveraging shared resources and processes.  Also initiating revenue driving initiatives for F&B areas and spas.

  • Uses technology effectively to communicate and influence throughout the organization in a timely, high-impact manner.

  • Plays role in continually developing and attracting new diverse, high-caliber talent that makes a strong positive impact on the organization.

  • Looks outside Marriott to identify and implement innovations that improve business performance.


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