Operations Manager

Kinseth Hospitality Corp

Kinseth Hospitality Companies is looking to add a Full-Time Operations Manager to our team in Coralville/Iowa City.


The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing guest service, rooms and maintenance in order to maximize guest satisfaction and for the strategic development of the property.  The Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operational running of the hotel alongside the General Manager and will act as the main contact for the location in the General Manager’s absence.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure each department delivers a consistently high level of guest service.
  • Plan and direct main hotel operations including quality checks, standards, cleanliness and guest satisfaction of the property interior and exterior.
  • Promote a culture of excellence by following practices set forth in the Kinseth Mission Statement and Values as well as the KHC Employee Handbook.  These include but are not limited to dress code, safety, performance standards, and professional image.
  • Maintain effective cost control in all areas, while maximizing profit through consistent service delivery.
  • Manages the reservation system including inventory, rates, data base, system security, reservations, advance payments, group reservations, VIP special services, pre-blocking rooms, close out dates, communication of fill dates and system backup.
  • Knows, adheres to and trains staff on cash and credit card handling procedures.  Responsible for maintaining low balances in both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable for the hotel.
  • Ensure consistent adherence to all Federal, State, Company and Brand SOPs by conducting regular property inspections of both public areas and the guest rooms, fire walks, and the exterior of the property.
  • Carry out Manager on Duty shifts as required.
  • Developing and implementing strategies that will ensure a positive experience that exceeds guest expectations.
  • Conduct daily meetings to ensure all departments are able to carry out their duties.
  • Contact prospective clients via cold calls and/or email to bring in revenue at the local level while working with the corporate office to maximize revenue through existing client relationships.
  • All other duties as assigned by the General Manager and Director of Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Associate degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze and interpret general accounting reports, policies & procedures, and instructions.  Ability to read and implement safety policies & procedures.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to complaints or inquiries from groups of managers, customers, employees and general public.  Ability to communicate clearly in person, by telephone and in writing.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to understand, interpret and manipulate accounting concepts such as general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, purchasing, night audit, cash handling and budget development / management.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in mathematical, formula or procedural form and deal with several abstract variables.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Franchise specific certification if required by the franchise of the business unit.  A valid drivers license and proof of insurability is required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  All employees must follow proper safety precautions at all times to avoid injuries. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, grasp or type; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend or twist; smell; and to push, pull or lift over 10 pounds.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  All employees must follow proper safety precautions at all times to avoid injuries. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and various types of driving conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


ACCOMODATION: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


CRISIS MANAGEMENT:  Must be able to handle a crisis in a calm, effective manner.  This includes upset guests, fire, tornado, armed robbery and assault, bomb threats and accidents.


I have read the above job description and have had an opportunity to ask questions of my supervisor.  I also understand that it is only an outline of the essential functions of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Management may assign other duties at any time. Hours are assigned based on business needs and no set hours are guaranteed

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Operations Manager

Kinseth Hospitality Corp

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Job ID: 81455

Posted 27 days ago

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