Operations Manager

Director of Operations

DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds City Centre

Salary £ Competitive (Permanent, full time positiion)

Main Duties:

The Director of Operations role involves a wide range of responsibilities including: managing the professional day to day operation of the hotel ensuring customers are delighted with the hotel’s service, Company standards are met and delivered consistently with attention to detail and budgeted profitability is achieved. The Director of Operations has an important role in promoting our purpose, values and behaviours at all times. The Director of Operations is responsible for leading, coaching and developing the team and creating a energised environment which promotes good Team Member morale, ensuring a high level of commitment and pride in the hotel in order that our teams create a memorable experience for our customers on every occasion.

Key Personal Attributes

To join our team we need individuals who can drive commerciality through caring and pride. Being personable, reliable, inspirational, driven and enthusiastic by nature.

Key Performance Behavioural Indicators

The key performance behavioural requirements of the Diretor of Operations role include:

• Providing leadership which utilises the full potential of the team.
• Promoting effective relationships with individuals and other departments.
• Acquiring skills and knowledge relating to the job role.
• Setting measurable performance standards, objectives and goals to be achieved.
• Improving quality and service standards by paying attention to detail.
• Anticipating potential problems and business opportunities within the planning process.
• Demonstrating a systematic approach to organisation and administration.
• Focusing on producing results through encouraging high achievement.

Previous experience

The successful applicant must have previous experience as an Operations Manager within a high volume, branded environment, possess financial and commercial awareness, have good knowledge of current legislation including Health and Safety, Food Safety, Liquor Licensing and Employment Law. The successful applicant must have proven experience in leading, motivating and developing Managers and Team Members.

Benefits Package:

• Award winning employer
• Competitive Salary
• Worldwide team member benefit programme
• 50% F&B Discount at any UK Valor hotel
• Staff rate at all Hilton Brands, Worldwide
• Team member of the month incentive
• Free meals on duty and uniforms provided
• Many Team member celebration events throughout the year
• Incremental holiday allowance based on service
• Apprenticeships available
• Healthcare options
• Pension options
• Discounted Gym membership

Personal note from Martin, General Manager

I’m looking for a new Director of Operations to continue the amazing journey here at the Doubletree by Hilton and Sky lounge in Leeds. We are a leading Hotel in the city centre of Leeds with 333 bedrooms. We have had significant investment from our owners in our famous “ sky lounge “ cocktail bar and rooftop terrace , allowing us to further reposition it as a premium all day offering in the city . In addition, the newly formed “ The Lock “ kitchen , deli , bar and terrace on the ground floor has been a great success trading almost as a stand-alone restaurant within the hotel. We are now also about to undertake a major refurbishment of our meeting product , securing the hotels leading position in the city . This hotel is the flagship property within the Valor Hospitality portfolio and this role has already been the stepping stone into a General Management for the last two Director of Operations in this business . Roles of this scale and presence don’t come up often in the North of England ,so if you are interested please do get in touch

Hotel Description:

With 333 rooms, our stylish hotel is conveniently situated just 2 minutes' walk from Leeds train station, the perfect location for those who enjoy working in the vibrant City of Leeds. The hotel hosts a mixture of leisure guests, those on business and those attending a meeting or celebration in one our 19 meeting rooms.

Sky Lounge
Our guests can enjoy stunning views of Leeds from the newly refurbished SkyLounge, located on the 13th floor. This is a destination bar with a quality reputation, offering inovative cocktails, up scale food and high volume afternoon teas. This contemporary hotel is a great place to work!

The Lock

Located on the ground floor, our kitchen, bar and deli offering, provides friendly, but never casual, service in a relaxing, warm atmosphere. Serving the finest quality ingredients and quality craft beers and cocktails which can be enjoyed from our canal side terrace.

Valor Hospitality Europe

Valor Hospitality Europe will establish itself as a respected, successful and dynamic management company, known for having highly engaged people, delivering great levels of hospitality with commercial expertise second to none.

Please visit http://www.valorhospitalityeuropejobs.com to learn more about our existing hotels, other exciting job opportunities and our company.

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