IHG Housekeeping Manager - The Willard InterContinental Washington in Washington, District Of Columbia

Description:

Do you see yourself as a Housekeeping Manager ?

What's your passion? Whether you're into baseball, bull fighting or baking, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors. The hotel's 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the Cafe du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining. There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings. The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.

This challenging position has overall responsibility for assisting in managing the housekeeping operation to ensure product quality standards are met and that optimum service is provided to hotel guests, and will serve as Executive Housekeeper in his/her absence. You will assist in managing the day-to-day activities of the housekeeping department; schedule employees to ensure proper coverage while ensuring all staff are properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their respective job duties.

You will schedule routine inspections of all guest rooms/suites and public areas to ensure everything is clean and in good repair and conduct pre-shift meeting and review all information pertinent to the day's activities. This role assists in controlling expenses and minimizing waste in all areas of housekeeping and participates as needed, in the preparation of the annual departmental operating budget and financial plans. Responsibilities include assisting in maintaining par levels for supplies and equipment and replenishing shortages and other business supplies for daily business. You may assist with deep cleaning projects and/or assist housekeeping staff during unanticipated rush periods. May serve as "manager on duty" as required.

Qualifications

Job requirements include a High School Diploma or equivalent plus four years housekeeping/laundry experience preferably in a hotel of similar size and complexity and including supervisory experience. Some college is preferred and you must speak fluent English with additional languages preferred. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

This job requires ability to carry or liftitems weighing up to 50 pounds and pushing and or pulling approximately 200 pounds and requires frequently standing up and moving about the facility,handling objects and equipment to maintain the facility and frequently bending, stooping, and kneeling.

In return, we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance along with a generous 401(k) plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount schemes and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Apply now and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.

Job: Hotel General Management

Location: DC-Washington

Requisition ID: R129239