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Job Number 18002IUG
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location The Westin Palace, Madrid, Madrid, Madrid VIEW ON MAP
Brand Westin Hotels & Resorts
Position Type Non-Management/Hourly
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THE WESTIN PALACE, MADRID
Built by order of King Alfonso XIII in 1912, The Westin Palace, Madrid was recently restored to its original splendor. Near the Prado museum, historic monuments and some of the best tapas restaurants in town, it is listed in the Condé Nast Traveler "Gold List 2010" as one of the best hotels in Spain.
The magnificent building, highlighted by an enormous stained glass dome, has been a centre of Spanish society for more than 100 years. The 470 guest rooms and suites are decorated and furnished with stunning marble, precious fabrics and updated with every modern convenience
Ensure staff is working together as a team. Inspect grooming and attire of staff, and rectify any deficiencies. Communicate with guests, other employees, or departments to ensure guest needs are met. Respond to and try to fulfill any special banquet event arrangements. Set up banquet area/room, ensuring cleanliness and proper set up of furniture/equipment. Inspect and maintain table set-ups for cleanliness, neatness and agreement with group requirements and company standards, and resolve any problems. Document pertinent information in appropriate department logbook.
Assist management in hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, counseling, disciplining, and motivating and coaching employees. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, and support team to reach common goals. Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; and complete safety training and certifications. Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional, maintain confidentiality of proprietary information, and protect company assets. Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards, anticipate and address guests’ service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank guests with genuine appreciation. Speak with others using clear and professional language, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette. Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. Read and visually verify information in a variety of formats (e.g., small print). Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance and objects weighing in excess of 75 pounds with assistance. Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Move over sloping, uneven, or slippery surfaces as well as up and down stairs and/or service ramps. Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested.
Safety and Security
§ Report work related accidents, or other injuries immediately upon occurrence to manager/supervisor.
§ Follow company and department safety and security policies and procedures to ensure a clean, safe, and secure environment.
§ Identify and correct unsafe work procedures or conditions and/or report them to management and security/safety personnel.
§ Use proper equipment, wear appropriate personal protective clothing (PPE), and employ correct lifting procedures, as necessary, to avoid injury.
§ Follow policies and procedures for the safe operation and storage of tools, equipment, and machines.
§ Complete appropriate safety training and certifications to perform work tasks.
§ Maintain awareness of undesirable persons on property premises.
§ Follow property specific procedures for handling emergency situations (e.g., evacuations, medical emergencies, natural disasters).
Policies and Procedures
§ Protect the privacy and security of guests and coworkers.
§ Follow company and department policies and procedures.
§ Ensure uniform, nametags, and personal appearance are clean, hygienic, professional and in compliance with company policies and procedures.
§ Maintain confidentiality of proprietary materials and information.
§ Protect company tools, equipment, machines, or other assets in accordance with company policies and procedures.
§ Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
§ Address guests' service needs in a professional, positive, and timely manner.
§ Actively listen and respond positively to guest questions, concerns, and requests using brand or property specific process (e.g., LEARN, PLEASED, Guest Response, LEAP) to resolve issues, delight, and build trust.
§ Anticipate guests' service needs, including asking questions of guests to better understand their needs and watching/listening to guest preferences and acting on them whenever possible.
§ Thank guests with genuine appreciation and provide a fond farewell.
§ Welcome and acknowledge each and every guest with a smile, eye contact, and a friendly verbal greeting, using the guest's name when possible.
§ Assist other employees to ensure proper coverage and prompt guest service.
§ Engage guests in conversation regarding their stay, property services, and area attractions/offerings.
§ Provide assistance to individuals with disabilities, including assisting visually, hearing, or physically-impaired individuals within guidelines (e.g., escorting them when requested, using words to explain actions, writing directions on paper, moving objects out of the way, or offering access to Braille or TDD phones).
§ Provide assistance to coworkers, ensuring they understand their tasks.
§ Speak to guests and co-workers using clear, appropriate and professional language.
§ Talk with and listen to other employees to effectively exchange information.
§ Exchange information with other employees using electronic devices (e.g., pagers and two-way radios, email).
§ Answer telephones using appropriate etiquette including answering the phone within 3 rings, answering with a smile in one's voice, using the callers' name, transferring calls to appropriate person/department, requesting permission before placing the caller on hold, taking and relaying messages, and allowing the caller to end the call.
§ Discuss work topics, activities, or problems with coworkers, supervisors, or managers discreetly and quietly, avoiding public areas of the property.
§ Serve as a departmental role model or mentor by working alongside employees to perform technical or functional job duties.
§ Assign and ensure work tasks are completed on time and that they meet appropriate quality standards.
§ Ensure that hourly employees are trained on company core values, job roles, responsibilities, and technical and service aspects of the job.
§ Encourage and motivate employees to perform their best, take responsibility for tasks and assignments, make decisions and provide input on possible improvements.
§ Assist management to ensure that hourly employees have the necessary resources to effectively perform their jobs (e.g., supplies, equipment, and inventory).
§ Assist management in establishing and communicating goals, performance expectations, timetables and deadlines for shift or departmental operations to hourly employees and ensure that they are understood.
§ Coach and develop employees (e.g., create expectations for continual improvement, provide challenging tasks and assignments, hold development discussions, and construct and execute development plans).
§ Listen to hourly employees' suggestions for improving how work is done and how guests are served, gaining management support as needed to act upon suggestions.
§ Coordinate tasks and work with other departments to ensure that the department runs efficiently.
§ Collaborate with management to develop and carry-out ideas and procedures, and set goals to continuously improve department performance around guest and employee satisfaction scores.
Working with Others
§ Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.
§ Handle sensitive issues with employees and/or guests with tact, respect, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
§ Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with other employees and departments.
§ Actively listen to and consider the concerns of other employees, responding appropriately and effectively.
§ Partner with and assist others to promote an environment of teamwork and achieve common goals.
Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
§ Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards.
§ Monitor the performance of others to ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards.