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Cape Grace, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

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REF30247J

F&B and Reservations Agent

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle

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Company Description

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.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. We know that to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That is why you'll find exceptional work opportunities-throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific-as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that included landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment: we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

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


    Job Description

    Position scope:

    As a Dining Reservation Agent with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, you will be an ambassador for the exceptional service and cuisine that are hallmarks of our dining experience. Your warm service and efficiency make our guests feel welcome and valued – and set the stage for a memorable meal/event. Together, let’s turn moments into memories.

    Responsibilities:

    • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
    • Book and enter Dining reservation requests using computerized reservation system.
    • Detailed knowledge of all Food & Beverage Outlets and their menu offerings.
    • Promote and sell any in-house or upcoming Food & Beverage events.
    • Work closely with all Food & Beverage Outlets to communicate any guest requests or special celebrations.
    • Answer telephone and email inquiries in a timely manner
    • Assist guests regarding hotel facilities in an informative and helpful way.
    • Ensure a clean and safe working environment, and actively participate in health and safety initiatives.
    • Adhere to all hotel environmental policies and initiatives.
    • Performs any reasonable duty as instructed from time to time.

    Pipeline level

    • Manage self.

    Levels of accountability

    • Reporting to the Assistant Reservations Manager and Reservations and Revenue Manager

    Levels of responsibility

    • Responsible for own performance

    Competencies

    • Calculations
    • Analytical thinking
    • Organizing
    • Action Planning
    • Service Orientation
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Admin oriented

    Financial: Satisfied Shareholders

    • To ensure that all quotes compiled are accurate and every attempt is made to secure the business for Cape Grace.
    • Manage and follow up on all deposit payments in line with the reservation terms and conditions and ensure that payments are received on time and communicated to the accounts department and front office prior to the guest’s arrival.

    Customer Service: Delighted Customers

    • Models the Organizational Values
    • Matching the features and benefits of our product offering to ensure that we exceed our guest’s expectations.

    Processes: Effective Processes

    • To interact with all departments, where necessary, ensuring any new and relevant information is communicated between these departments and Reservations.
    • Maintains department Standard Operating Procedures and devise benchmark to be adhered to.
    • Ensuring that our turnaround time is adhered to.
    • Assist Individual and Group Reservations as/when necessary, with enquiry turnaround, call handling as well as shifts during low staffing periods.

    GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Has a thorough knowledge of the hotel and all services provided to the guest.
    • Maintains the highest standard of service, appearance and social skills set according to the company policy.
    • Works in harmony with all departments and employees, is willing to assist others if and when required.
    • Attends all training workshops as and when required.
    • Is familiar with all policies and procedures, house rules, fire, security and emergency procedures as well as all checklists pertaining to the position.

    Qualifications

    • Grade 12 or equivalent
    • A Hospitality Management qualification is a strong recommendation.
    • Previous Experience in Reservations required.
    • Proficiency in English (Verbal, Written, Reading)
    • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required.
    • Proven abilities in developing and nurturing interpersonal relationships with guests, colleagues and suppliers.
    • Demonstrated experience using:
      • Opera Property Management System
      • Microsoft Office Suite to at least Intermediate level
      • Previous experience on TARS would be advantageous.
      • Dine plan experience would be advantageous
    • Above average Numerical skills
    • Above average ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
    • Previous customer service-related experience required.
    • Self‑motivated, with the ability to make effective decisions.
    • Demonstrates initiative, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to maintain high service levels under pressure.
    • Ability to consistently stand and walk through out shift.

    Additional Information

    Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

    We are an inclusive company, and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

    La diversité et l’inclusion pour Accor, c’est accueillir chacun et chacune dans le respect de ses différences en donnant la priorité aux seules qualités et compétences. Notre ambition est de développer l’emploi, mieux accueillir, offrir d’excellentes conditions de travail et  favoriser l’évolution de l’ensemble des collaborateurs et notamment des personnes en situation de handicap. N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos éventuels besoins spécifiques afin que nous puissions les prendre en considération lors de votre processus de recrutement.

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