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Valet Parking Supervisor (Full-Time) in Ottawa, Ontario

Valet Parking Supervisor (Full-Time)

Located in the heart of Canada's capital next door to the Parliament Buildings, the landmark Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa is looking to fill a role of Valet Parking Supervisor .

What is in it for you:

  • Wonderful company culture - our colleagues are at the heart of all that we do

  • Food & Beverage discount of 50% in our restaurants

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family

  • Learning programs through our academies designed to sharpen your skills

  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

  • Comprehensive extended health benefits package

    Responsibilities:

    The Valet Parking Supervisor is responsible for the day to day operation of the Valet Parking Office. You will ensure that we are providing the highest levels of service to the hotel guests. This includes maintaining a constant presence of the overall operation of the valet parking office, processing payment transactions for valet usage including cash and credit cards, as well as keeping strict controls and inventory of the vehicles within the garage

    Reporting to the Valet Parking Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Greet all guests and co-workers with a smile and an appropriate hospitality greeting

  • Ensure our guests experience an outstanding sense of arrival and departure.

  • Maintain balanced cash at all times and accept responsibility for any cash/credit card shortages or discrepancies

  • Complete balanced audits at the end of each shift with proper back up including cashier reports; dropping of any cash captured during shift and submit to accounting

  • Delegate requested guest car retrievals that occur in person or through Royal Service Manager to appropriate valet attendants in an expedient manner.

  • Place keys and corresponding valet tickets in appropriate locations within office after valet attendants have parked arriving cars.

  • Assisting in the training and development of staff in accordance with hotel standards to ensure the highest level of guest service and satisfaction

  • Ensure cars that are parked by attendants have been spot checked for damage and all pertinent information has been filled out appropriately on the corresponding valet ticket

  • Ensures all Job Task Checklists are completed in a timely manner.

  • Handle guest complaints and resolve with appropriate action to ensure overall Guest Satisfaction

  • Conducts monthly communication meetings with staff, complete with minutes

  • Ensures all vehicle keys are clearly identified and stored in a locked location.

  • Maintain correct inventory of keys and tickets on a shift to shift basis.

  • Keep an accurate record of daily volume and all Gala Function vehicles.

  • Will provide the guest with detailed parking charges and provide payment receipt

  • Ensures all entrance areas are free and clear from congestion for arrivals and departures of vehicles

  • When requested or anticipated, will provide guests with information and answers to questions about Hotel facilities, meeting functions, dining facilities, local transportation alternatives, local visitor and tourist attractions

  • Assists in fire alarms by fulfilling duties as outlined in the hotel fire response manual

  • Responds to emergencies and coordinates with east door staff to ensure emergency vehicle access procedures is in place and adhered to

  • Assist in ensuring guest and co-worker safety and security by reporting any suspicious or unusual behavior or occurrence to security

  • In the course of normal duties, to observe, report, or take immediate corrective action on deficiencies, malfunctions, and untidiness

  • To report for duty with a professional appearance and dress to standards

  • Intervene on behalf of guest any reports of complaints per Cadillac Fairview Systems

  • Maintain adequate staffing levels by cutting/adding shifts whenever possible.

  • Motivate and engage staff through daily shift meetings and following up with staff for Fairmont Standard compliance through Royal Reviews, Silent Shopper Analysis and guest feedback

  • Administer corrective action and record in appropriate work performance file when staff is not meeting expectations

  • Participates in in-line duties as required and other duties assigned by the Valet Parking Manager

    Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Must be a team player and self-starter

  • Must be able to supervise and direct those around them

  • Pleasant and outgoing personality and good interpersonal skills

  • Computer literacy in Opera Property Manager System an asset

  • Proven competency in the area of organization and communication skills.

  • Must have excellent grasp of Microsoft Office and email applications

  • Excellent command of the English language both written and spoken

  • Flexible Schedule, high attention to detail

  • Previous unionized supervisory experience an asset

  • Valid Driver’s License with flawless driver’s abstract including ability to drive both standard and automatic

  • University Degree or College Diploma in Hospitality an asset

    Physical Aspects of Position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs

  • Constant kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

  • Frequent ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

    Fairmont Château Laurier is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please notify us.

    Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

    Why work for Accor?

    We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

    By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/

    Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

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