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General Manager

Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 24, 2022

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Job Location
Days Inn Encinitas - San Diego, CA

Position Type
Full Time

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Provide the leadership expertise that ensures the effective and efficient operation of the hotel, including, but not limited to, the quality and legal defensibility of services provided, and the achievement of stated operational goals and profitability objectives. Manage the operations of the hotel in order to maximize profitability and to ensure superior guest service and product quality. Special emphasis should be directed to the RevPAR and EBITDA.


  • Lead, through hands-on approach with supervisory and front-line staff, the effective management of the Rooms, Food & Beverage and Engineering functional areas to maximize financial performance while upholding quality standards and maximizing levels of guest satisfaction.
  • Coordinate, direct, and manage the hotel operations to achieve maximum profitability, ensure guest satisfaction, protect the financial assets of the business, and maintain the building.
    • Direct the maximization of room revenue by anticipation of market shifts, development and monitoring of annual business and marketing plans, and participating in appropriate marketing efforts.
    • Measure the effectiveness of marketing plans and yield management efforts to maximize the number of market segments needed and to diversify the sources of revenues.
    • Train and motivate Staff Members to provide services to guests which meet the companys standards of quality.
    • Set quarterly goals for each department and monitor the progress towards achieving these goals.
    • Mobilize supervisory staff to best accomplish day to day objectives.
    • Encourage productivity and promote team spirit throughout the respective departments.
    • Ensure the development of a realistic and attainable strategic business plan that defines operational goals and profitability objectives.
    • Coordinate capital improvement projects to maintain/upgrade quality standards and property image, and to protect assets from neglect, damage or deterioration.
    • Conduct regular staff meetings.
    • Establish and oversee maintenance of a proactive Staff Services department to ensure a productive, participative, and comfortable work environment in which all staff members are valued and treated lawfully and consistently, and to ensure compliance with all local, and federal employment and labor laws and regulations. Directly facilitate open staff member communications to discern grievances and to respond to these grievances in all appropriate manners including redressing those meriting correction.
    • Oversee HR matters including interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, coaching/counseling, and performance management. Be familiar with all company policies and benefits.
    • Monitor and provide timely feedback, counseling, and performance evaluations to staff.
    • Recruit and help develop property staff.
    • Manage and provide counsel to sales, catering and revenue management staff. Actively participate in sales presentations, property tours and customer meetings.
      • Ensure all payroll costs and other expenses are properly monitored and controlled in accordance with budgets and monthly forecasts.
      • Encourage and maintain open and clear communication, rapport, and cooperation with all internal departments to foster the best possible service to all guests and staff members.
      • Resolve difficult or unusual problems arising with guests. Instill in staff members the commitment to exceed guest expectations.
      • Attend hotel operational meetings, rooms departmental meetings, and staff member related events.
      • Practice safe work habits and ensure safe work practices to avoid injury to self and others.
      • Ensures facility compliance with government and other regulatory laws and guidelines such as OSHA and Cal-OSHA.


        In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:
        • Assist with any guest inquiry.
        • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures.
        • Report maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries.
          • Perform all other duties as assigned by Azul Vice President and corporate staff and ownership.

            • Environmental conditions are inside, a job is considered inside if staff spends approximately 75 percent or more of the time inside. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems.
            • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to four (8) hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
            • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to four (4) hours in length.
            • Must be able to exert well-paced ability to maneuver between functions occurring simultaneously.
            • Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis.
            • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. as needed.
            • Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs.
            • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening, and hearing ability and visual acuity.
            • Hearing, smelling, tasting, and visual ability to observe and distinguish product quality and detect signs of emergency situations.
            • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with other staff, guests, and supervisors.
            • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.
            • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks occasionally.
            • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly, and other office equipment as needed.
            • Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch, type and carry out substantial movements (motions) of the wrists and hands as well.


              The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
              • Must be able to travel on occasion, as needed
              • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language used in the workplace.
              • Requires good communication skills, verbal, written and electronic.
              • Considerable knowledge of complex mathematical calculations and computer programs.
              • Must have excellent leadership capability and customer relations skills.
              • Must be detail oriented with outstanding organizational and communication skills.
              • Must possess intermediate computer skills.
              • Knowledge of computer programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required.
              • Ability to analyze, foresee user needs, and makes judgments to ensure proper tools are provided at property level.
              • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy and collect accurate information to resolve conflicts.
              • Knowledgeable about basic function of Windows OS, MS Office, PMS, PBX, Key system and POS.
              • Self-driven and able to work independently
              • Exceptionally strong in issue resolution and proven analytical skills with a strong attention to detail
              • Ability to analyze, forecast data, and make judgments to ensure proper payroll and production control.
              • Ability to supervise large staff and accomplish goals on a timely basis.
              • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statutes and their state and local analogues (where applicable): Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, FMLA, and NLRA.


                Bachelors degree required, preferably in Hotel/Restaurant or Business Administration, or equivalent education/experience required.

                • Minimum of six years hotel management experience required, including two years in a similar capacity.

                  • Ability to provide and maintain a valid drivers license as the position may require the operation of motorized and electric vehicles.

                    EXEMPT POSITION

                    Exempt Staff Members are not covered by the overtime provisions and do not receive overtime pay. Exempt Staff members are paid a fixed salary that is intended to cover all the compensation to which they are entitled.


                    All Staff Members must maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance per Azul Hospitality standards. Refer to the property specific required grooming and uniform standards policy.


                    Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Azul Hospitality, from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Staff with irregular attendance / tardiness will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Upon employment, all staff is required to fully comply with Azul Hospitality rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotels facilities. Staff members who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, staff members may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that a staff member in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Keywords: AZUL HOSPITALITY MASTER, San Diego , General Manager, Executive , San Diego, California

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