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IHG Head Housekeeper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Role Purpose

The moment a guest steps into one of our hotels, they walk into a genuinely memorable experience. As Head Housekeeper you’ll help the Operations Manager in supervising all aspects of housekeeping and laundry – and ensure high standards and maintained.

Key Accountabilities

People

  • Manage day-to-day staffing requirements, plan and assign work and establish performance and development goals for employees. Provide mentoring, coaching and regular feedback to help manage conflict and improve employee performance.

  • Educate and train all employees in compliance with governmental and safety regulations. Ensure staff is properly trained and has the tools and equipment to carry out job duties.

  • Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other department heads.

  • May assist with deep cleaning projects and/or assist housekeeping staff during high volume periods.

Guest Experience

  • Check public areas, guest rooms/suites, equipment, linens are clean and in good repair advise team members of areas of improvements.

  • Perform housekeeping duties necessary, including making beds as well as vacuuming and cleaning guest suites to ensure guest satisfaction.

  • Handle complaints and special requests to achieve complete guest satisfaction.

  • Comply with special needs and requests of the guests, VIPs and repeat visitors.

Financial

  • Help prepare annual departmental operating budget and financial plans. Monitor budget and control expenses with a focus on increased productivity.

  • Maintain proper inventory levels, managing cost per room for supplies and labor (example: bed & bath linen reuse and laundry operation).

Responsible Business

  • Maintain and order supplies and equipment in a timely and efficient manner while minimizing waste and maintaining “green” initiatives (example: container recycling and cleaning agents).

  • May maintain procedures for security of lost and found items.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. May also serve as manager on duty.

Accountabilities

This is the top supervisory job in the Housekeeping Department. Typically supervises a small number of housekeeping and laundry employees.

Key Skills & Experiences

  • High school diploma / secondary education / equivalent plus one year of housekeeping experience, including some supervisory training/experience.

  • Must be able to speak local language(s).

At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognised and respected – wherever they are in the world. Want to be part of the journey?

We need people like you to make a difference and create exceptional experiences every single day. Don’t just join a growing team of 370,000 colleagues across 100 countries. Let your passion shine. Innovate and collaborate around the world. Embrace your ambition.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We firmly believe that all our colleagues deserve to be treated equally and have the same opportunities to develop and grow their skills within our business and provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and colleagues without regard to an individual's, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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