Director of Operations – Courtyard by Marriott Kuala Lumpur South - #10532080

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Date: 2 weeks ago
city: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Contract type: Full time
Job Number 23156131

Job Category Rooms & Guest Services Operations

Location Courtyard by Marriott Kuala Lumpur South, 137, Jalan Puchong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia VIEW ON MAP

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? N

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

Hotel Description

Strategically situated within the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, Courtyard by Marriott Kuala Lumpur South presents an exceptional choice for both business and leisure travelers. With its 276 thoughtfully comfortable and contemporary rooms, guests can indulge in a haven of comfort and relaxation. The hotel offers a range of amenities including a restaurant, bar, and versatile function spaces, including a 1,645sqm ballroom as well as 3 meeting rooms. The inviting swimming pool offers a refreshing escape, while the state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, and steam room cater to guests seeking rejuvenation. The hotel is anticipated to open its doors in the second quarter of 2024.

Job Summary

Functions as the strategic business leader of the property’s Hotel Operations. Areas of responsibility may include Front Office, , Recreation/Health Club, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage/Culinary and Engineering/Maintenance. Position works with direct reports (department heads) to develop and implement departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position ensures Hotel Operations meet the brand’s standards, targets customer needs, ensures employee satisfaction, focuses on growing revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department and developing positive owner relations. Develops and implements property-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer and employees and provides a return on investment.


Education And Experience

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area


  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area


Managing Profitability

  • Demonstrates and communicates key drivers of guest satisfaction for the brand’s target customer.
  • Analyzes service issues and identifies trends.
  • Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep property moving forward toward achievement of goals.
  • Works with hotel management team to develop an operational strategy that is aligned with the brand’s business strategy and leads its execution

Managing Revenue Goals

  • Monitors hotel operations sales performance against budget.
  • Reviews reports and financial statements to determine hotel operations performance against budget.
  • Coaches and supports operations team to effectively manage occupancy & rate, wages and controllable expenses.
  • Reviews the Wage Progress Report and compares budgeted wages to actual wages, coaching direct reports to address problem areas and holding team accountable for results

Leading Operations and Department Teams

  • Champions the brand’s service vision for product and service delivery and ensures alignment amongst the hotel leadership teams.
  • Develops systems to enable employees to understand guest satisfaction results.
  • Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results

Managing The Guest Experience

  • Reviews guest feedback with leadership team and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken.
  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Stays visible and interfaces with customers on a regular basis to obtain feedback on quality of product, service levels and overall satisfaction.
  • Creates an atmosphere in all Rooms and Food and Beverage areas that meets or exceeds guest expectations

Managing and Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Facilitates the development of creative solutions to overcome obstacles and ensures implementation to continually improve guest satisfaction results.
  • Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Ensures that regular, ongoing communication is happening in Operations (e.g., pre-shift briefings, staff meetings).
  • Fosters employee commitment to providing excellent service, participates in daily stand-up meetings and models desired service behaviors in all interactions with guests and employees.
  • Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of staff/operations meetings with an emphasis on generating innovative ways to continually improve results.
  • Sets goals and expectations for direct reports using the performance review process and holds staff accountable for successful performance.
  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an “open door policy” and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently, disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and supports the Peer Review Process.
  • Conducts annual performance appraisal with direct reports according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Champions change, ensures brand and regional business initiatives are implemented and communicates follow-up actions to team as necessary

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

At Courtyard, we’re passionate about better serving the needs of travelers everywhere. It’s what inspired us to create the first hotel designed specifically for business travelers, and it’s why the Courtyard experience today empowers our guests, no matter the purpose of their trip. We’re looking for achievers who are passionate about providing a guest experience that goes above and beyond, enjoy being part of a small yet ambitious team, and love learning how to always improve – all while having fun.

In joining Courtyard, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.

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