Hotel Duty Manager - SUNM16
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Job Purpose

The Hotel Duty Manager is responsible for the monitoring, management and delivery of the customer experience and product offerings by internal employees, business partners and concessionaires across the hotel operation ensuring that internal (SOP) and external (grading) standards and procedures are continuously achieved, client disputes / queries are resolved and that the customer experience provided within the designated areas / departments are professionally executed in line with Sun standards and legislative requirements


3-Year Hotel School Diploma or equivalent



  • Minimum of 5 years€™ experience with 3 years in a management position in the hospitality industry
  • Must be able to work shifts in line with operational requirements (including weekends and public holidays)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Requires specialised knowledge of techniques, equipment and processes relating to hospitality operational practices, products and customers
  • Short term planning involves conducting the planning of activities to meet and optimise new business targets and growth in customer spending by working with others in the customer value chain;
  • Organise, plan and prioritise tasks for self and team to ensure that work gets done profitably and efficiently;
  • Effective scheduling to ensure that team is adequately resourced to achieve targets/meet job requirements.
  • Interact with customers and operational teams - influencing, motivating and encouraging specific behaviour
  • Apply business acumen and sound common sense to the overall management of operations and teams within defined standards;
  • Monitor changes in the outlet and is quick to act upon potential opportunities, risks and challenges;
  • Consider all the facts, options and possible outcomes prior to making decisions;
  • Analyse and diagnose product performance issues in order to maximise or leverage the strengths of the team in a competitive environment;

Key Performance Areas:

  • Implement the Customer Value Proposition and enhance the customer experience at important touchpoints in the customer€™s journey from arrival until departure throughout the hotel
  • Conduct shift briefings and handovers and communicate objectives and promotions to the team and key stakeholders to ensure optimal execution and synergy throughout the experience
  • Compile plans and manage the execution of any new projects and offerings for the hotel
  • Facilitate and be available to ensure the overall smooth running of hotel, promotions, etc. including transport, promotion set-ups, troubleshooting in various areas.
  • Be available on the floor and interact with customers to build relationships, understand expectations and provide a hospitable experience for customers
  • Oversees staff appearance and front of house appearance/ functioning of equipment and systems
  • Maintain operational standards across the property (e.g. housekeeping, maintenance, etc)
  • Follows up on any maintenance / technical equipment fault logging with the Technical departments until resolution
  • Ensure the collateral in public areas is professionally presented
  • Act as a Manager on Duty for all guest queries / concerns and resolve these efficiently and professionally
  • Complete shift reports
  • Collaborate with tenants and service providers to review standard operating procedures and service level agreements to be achieved
  • Implement sufficient control measures (including systems and processes) & checks within each department to mitigate any risk to the business.
  • Conduct weekly walkabouts of all front of house and back of house areas to monitor SHE and standards compliance
  • Facilities are maintained in accordance with group and unit standard operating procedures and reflect the attributes of the brand
  • Monitor audit results for all operations including service providers and business partners and address any non-compliance
  • Monitor the storage of stock and operating equipment and processes
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders across the operation to address and resolve areas of concern and enhance standards from an overall facilities management and customer experience perspective
  • Ensures that guests are treated with courtesy and respect at all times
  • Interact with guests and provide professional service standards and solutions
  • Handle any escalated complaints, disputes and suggestions as required
  • Engage with customers and provide a customer experience on the floor that will support brand loyalty ensuring SI as the brand of choice
  • Be present on the floor during service / promotions or functions
  • Conduct staff training on product knowledge / promotions (including promotion information, functions, facilities, etc)
  • Monitor customer feedback on various omni-channels to understand and resolve any challenges being experienced; and where necessary manage the resolution of customer queries and complaints from the various channels; ensuring all customers receive a response and feedback
  • Supervise staff conditions of employment, e.g. attendance, absenteeism, leave, adherence to policies and procedures
  • Identification of employee training needs
  • Perform on the job training and coaching to close developmental gaps and build succession for a talent pipeline within the outlet
  • Supervise employee relations within the hotel
  • Staff communication and motivation
  • Performance contracting, reviews and development
  • Assist in providing resources and removing obstacles to performance
  • Provides relevant guidance and support to operational teams and stakeholders
  • Maintain relationships with service providers and business partners ensuring there is alignment on service requirements and standards
  • Informs department / staff of information required to perform the duties and relevant operation effectively
  • Communicates department€™s objectives, standards and operating procedures to internal and external service providers as per SLA
  • Communicates any special guest requirements or events to other relevant operating departments


Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, SISA internal recruitment policy as well as units employment equity plans.