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Encore Operations Manager, Hotel Services- The Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Operations Manager

Manages floor operations to achieve service excellence with a focus on customer service, staff leadership, performance management and development. Achieves the overall goals of the organization through effective workforce and inventory cost control. This position reports directly to either an Operations Director or Director, Event Technology at locations producing greater than three million dollars in revenue.

Operations Management

  • Manages the daily floor activities and workflow of technicians to ensure that all equipment and services are delivered on time, in good working condition and as specified by clients and the hotel.

  • Provides direct supervision of team members including scheduling and time keeping.

  • Ensures that billing is reviewed and approved by clients, and advises the Director and/or Sales Manager of any potential challenges.

  • Ensures that daily equipment sheets are updated and properly completed.

  • Manages inventory control procedures to maintain proper inventory levels while also maintaining safety, security, and quality assurance of equipment.

  • Attends BEO, Pre-Cons, and pre-production meetings as needed.

  • Delegates tasks as appropriate.

Customer Service

  • Reviews quotes and provides recommendations for cost efficiencies in accordance with the company’s standard operating procedures.

  • Supervises and mentors operational staff to ensure client satisfaction and revenue maximization via onsite upselling.

  • Provides outstanding customer service by establishing excellent working relationships with internal and external clients, team members, neighboring PSAV properties and all vendors.Mentors Technicians to also provide this superior level of customer service.

  • Meets with guests onsite to ensure that their needs are met and the equipment setup is working properly.

  • Portrays a polished, professional image according to the guidelines in the Employee Guide and/or hotel standards and ensures the team adheres to the same standards.

People Development & Training

  • Promotes and reinforces a positive working environment centered on PSAV core values.

  • Hire, develop, lead and motivate a talented team of technicians and operational support staff.

  • Promote and drive professional development and training efforts to improve overall business acumen, technical knowledge and service to the field.

  • Manage human resource related issues including performance management, salary administration and training and development.

  • Effectively utilizes applicable company computer systems and software programs and ensure team members are properly trained.

  • Registers and recommends team members for additional training opportunities as needed.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

  • 4+ years of audio visual and customer service/hospitality experience including 2+ years of supervisory experience OR completion of PSAV’s Accelerations Development Operations Program (ADOP).

  • Experience leading workflow and team members.

  • Working knowledge of audio visual equipment in a live show environment

  • Proficiency with the use of computer hardware

  • Proficiency with computer software and programs, including the Internet and Microsoft Office

  • Effective leadership abilities and customer satisfaction focus.

Job Competencies

  • Communication

  • Exceeding Customer Expectations

  • People Development

  • Building Teamwork

  • Building Organizational Commitment

  • Concern for Quality

Work is performed in a hotel/convention center environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust. The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes. Team members will use high-end audio visual equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders. Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations. Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by PSAV based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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