Front Desk Supervisor

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Responsible for supervising the activities at the hotel front desk, while providing quality guest service, including but not limited to checking in/out of hotel guests; guest requests, mail/message service, hotel reservations, concierge services, and promotion of in-house activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervise Front Desk operations during assigned shift to a consistently high standard

Ensure your shift team has current knowledge of hotel products, services, pricing and special promotional offers, as well as daily VIP and special events

Advise your shift team of any special events or VIP Guests in the hotel that day

Monitor the appearance, standards, and performance of team members with an emphasis on training and team work

Maximize sales revenues through up-selling and marketing program

Manage guest requests, inquiries, and complaints promptly and completely

Maintain the professional appearance of the Front Desk with a focus on hospitality and guest service

Check-in and check-out hotel guests in a confident, professional, and friendly manner.

Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.

Review arrivals noting special requests and blocking rooms as necessary for VIP and group arrivals.

Ensure proper credit card procedures are followed at all times and adhere to all cashiering procedures including opening and balance out shift banks.

Communicate pertinent guest information to designated departments/personnel (i.e., special requests, amenity deliver).

Provide Concierge service – fluent knowledge of local restaurants, special events, city attractions, and guest amenities.

Knowledgeable of hotel fire and emergency procedures.

Maintain complete knowledge of all hotel features/services, hours of operation.

Knowledge of all room types, numbers, layout, décor, appointments and location; and all room rates, special packages and promotions.

Knowledge of daily house count and expected arrivals/departures and room availability status for any given day.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job supervises all Front Office Associates and their duties including training new staff, resolving customer challenges, and aiding in all departments.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Conflict Resolution – Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Personal Appearance – Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Previous supervisory experience

Previous experience in Front Desk environment in the hotel industry

Language Skills

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software. Computer literacy, Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly be required to stand and walk and occasionally sit. The employee must occasionally lift pull/push and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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