General Manager

Autograph Merriweather Lakehouse
Columbia, MD
Sep 27, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary: We are looking for an inspirational General Manager to lead our team at the Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel, an Autograph Collection by Marriott. The Merriweather Lakehouse delights and surprises guests at every turn and the General Manager will need to have a luxury & lifestyle background that will inspire associates to be their best. Your senses will come to life among the 12 wooded acres overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi and amidst the sounds of the storied Merriweather Post Pavilion. He or she is charged with responsibility for all aspects of operations for their assigned property; providing support supervision and guidance to their management team and front line associates. He or she will ensure that financial performance is optimized that high quality product and service levels are maintained and that the hotel is operated in compliance with state federal and local regulations as well as Company and brand standards. The General Manager will establish priorities and lead key operational initiatives such as the sales plan and budget development and execution of physical property improvement projects. They will provide hands on leadership to ensure that revenue is maximized while expenses are effectively controlled. They will serve as the linchpin for communications with guests and clients associates ownership corporate representatives brand representatives and key vendors. Exempt managers must customarily and regular direct the work of at least 2 full-time associates or their equivalents. Primary duties must consist of administrative executive or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time. At Aimbridge Hospitality, we are passionate about individuals who are unafraid to test new ideas, push boundaries and strive to make everything better than it was before. If you are drawn by the idea of making a real impact, please apply. Columbia Maryland is a destination to energize and encourage fresh, new thinking in a lakefront setting that helps stimulate the mind, and arouse the soul. Here you can feel the heartbeat of everything that Columbia, and the surrounding area has to offer. Responsibilities: QUALIFICATIONS: At least 6 years progressive experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 4-year college degree and at least 4 to 5 years of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and at least 5 to 6 years of related experience.Must be proficient in Windows operating systems Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.Must have valid driver's license for the applicable state.Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.Must work well in stressful high pressure situations.Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace including anticipating preventing identifying and solving problems as necessary.Must have the ability to assimilate complex information data etc. from disparate sources and consider adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.Must be effective at listening to understanding clarifying and resolving the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests.Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions. RESPONSIBILITIES: Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service oriented manner.Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming which include compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality dress code and wearing a name tag when working (per brand standards).Comply with and ensure adherence to Aimbridge Hospitality's standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.Comply with certification requirements as applicable for position to include: Food Handlers Alcohol Awareness CPR and First AidIn conjunction with the Director of Sales conduct a daily ABR meeting focusing on the number of prospecting and existing account calls each person will make and the potential business results of these calls.Play a pivotal role in hotel sales efforts including calling on top ten accounts meeting clients hosting luncheons and receptions and meeting with on-site contacts on a daily weekly and monthly basis.Tour the operating departments daily making adjustments as needed via department heads.Conduct weekly staff meetings including weekly training sessions presented by managers and self using the steps to effective training according to Aimbridge Hospitality's standards and the review of previous and future sales and operations efforts.Meet all financial review dates and corporate directed programs in a timely fashion.Hold a monthly financial review with all department managers and available supervisors.Ensure that all department heads maintain budgeted productivity levels and Aimbridge Hospitality's standard checkbook accounting procedures.Develop managers for future advancement through competency training and corporate sponsored training programs.Participate in required MOD coverage as scheduled.Maintain direct contact with and monitor the development of management trainees.Adhere to all Aimbridge Hospitality policies and procedures and train new managers to ensure compliance. Oversee and assist in the company budget process as required.Ensure that training in service standards is taking place in each department using the steps to effective training according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.Assist in creating a positive team-oriented environment which focuses on the guest through employee development and motivation.Inspect rooms regularly (weekly at a minimum) with both the Housekeeping Manager and Property Engineer.Ensure complete processing of invoices daily by using the A/P process.Ensure that all appropriate information for financial documents is received by the Corporate Office monthly in compliance with the monthly accounting calendar.Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of the physical property through inspections and preventive maintenance programs with department managers.Ensure that employees are at all times attentive friendly courteous and efficient in their interactions with guests managers and all other employees.Forecast monthly the hotel's financial position by estimating revenues and line-by-line expenses. Analyze previous and projected data to generate an accurate reforecast.Prepare and conduct all management interviews and follow hiring procedures according to Aimbridge Hospitality SOP's. Ensure that all managers are in compliance with the standards in their interviewing and hiring procedures for departmental staff.Interview all prospective final candidates for any vacant position within the hotel prior to any offer being extended.Perform all department manager performance appraisals according to Aimbridge Hospitality SOP's and ensure that managers are in compliance with the standards in their administration of performance appraisals to their staff.Motivate coach counsel and discipline all management personnel according to Aimbridge Hospitality SOP's and ensure that managers are in compliance with the standards in their administration of counseling and disciplinary steps.Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with managers employees and other departments.Ensure that all employees receive fair and equitable treatment according to Aimbridge Hspitality SOP's.Meet all sales clients on the property including meeting contacts and potential clients touring the property to assist in the sales effort.Be in the public areas during peak times greeting guests and offering assistance as needed.Maintain procedures for handling of the hotel safe specifically with regard to security and initiate a monthly safe audit.Conduct bi-monthly credit meetings and take an active role in the hotel credit and collection policies.Complete required corporate training modules and become certified to train those as required.Ensure that all scheduled meetings take place on the property. Property Details: Lakefront hotel centrally located between Baltimore's Inner Harbor and our nation's capital. The Merriweather Lakehouse, a Marriott Autograph Collection, is located on 12 wooded acres overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi and amidst the sounds of the storied Merriweather Post Pavilion; the 212 room custom designed hotel offers a peaceful, relaxing environment, comfortable, spa-inspired guest rooms with upgraded amenities and custom-crafted furnishings. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or evening cocktails, gather in our Restaurants and Lounge and admire lakefront views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Company Overview: As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality. Benefits: After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more detailsMedical, Dental, and Vision CoverageShort-Term and Long-Term Disability IncomeTerm Life and AD InsurancePaid Time Off Employee Assistance Program401k Retirement Plan