Job Summary:

Supervises and coordinates all activities of gardeners and florists. Adheres to brand standards and ensures compliance. Is responsible for quality guest experience and employee engagement. Provides support to the Housekeeping Executive in all housekeeping related functions as well as aspects such as training, coaching, counseling, mentoring, appraisals,
effective inter-departmental liaison and wastage reduction. Maintains a pleasant demeanor within and outside the

Duties & Responsibilities:

•         Is well versed with company and hotel information.

•         Assists the Housekeeping Executive in running all aspects of the department smoothly including manpower management, preparation of budgets, finalizing contracts, inter departmental liaison, recruitment, vendor management and purchasing functions.

•         Appraises the Housekeeping Executive with all information/concerns pertaining to hotel, department, guest, employees or vendors.

•         Responsible for the smooth functioning of floors/public areas assigned.

•         Aware of room categories and amenities.

•         Aware of public area layout and configuration.

•         Responsible for cleanliness and upkeep of gardens, landscape, indoor plants, flower room, flower and foliage

•         Supervises and is wholly responsible for tasks assigned to gardeners and florist.

•         Establishes and maintains high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction, training and motivation for the horticultural staff, interns and volunteers.

•         Manages and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all gardens to include sustainable gardening practices and integrated pest management in the outdoor and indoor gardens.

•         Establishes and oversees a systematic plant records policy, including direction of the plant collection policy and design aesthetics.

•         Coordinates heating and cooling of greenhouses, irrigation systems and maintenance of horticultural equipment collaboratively with Engineering. Understands, implements and trains all employees with standard operating procedures and ensures compliance.

•         Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.

•         Ensures quality guest experience, minimal guest complaints and effective recording of feedback.

•         In the event of a complaint, ensures immediate corrective action, updation of guest profile and communication to all other departments for effective guest experience.

•         Records all guest reviews and suggests measures to increase positive feedback and minimize complaints.

•         Maintains liaison between all areas of housekeeping.

•         Ensures all areas/team members of the assigned areas have requisite aids, tools, supplies and equipment to carry out operations smoothly and effectively.

•         Investigates concerns pertaining to housekeeping related functions and takes corrective action.

•         Maintains clear and effective communication with all departments of the hotel.

•         Coordinates with engineering for all daily/weekly/monthly maintenance activities and schedules.

•         Schedules daily/weekly/monthly/spring cleaning and maintenance activities for the assigned areas and ensures compliance.

•         Practices effective inventory management and ensures minimal wastage/dead or non-moving stock in the assigned areas.

•         Records all housekeeping related reports, forms and formats for referencing.

•         Carries out KRA’s effectively.

•         Ensures all assigned areas like guest rooms, public areas, stores etc are properly secured and effective key control procedures are followed by employees.

•         Rewards, recognizes and takes disciplinary action against employees under direct supervision in consultation with the Executive Housekeeper as deemed necessary.

•         Suggests and assists in implementing procedures to enhance departmental productivity and employee ownership.

•         Coordinates with vendors to ensure smooth functioning of services.

•         Is well versed and knowledgeable of brand, fire and evacuation procedures and health and safety requirements in the workplace. Ensures associates are aware of their duty of care as determined by legislation and that they maintain complete familiarity.

•         Is well versed and knowledgeable of brand, fire and evacuation procedures and health and safety requirements in the workplace. Ensures associates are aware of their duty of care as determined by legislation and that they maintain complete familiarity.

•         Ensures compliance with all relevant workplace health and safety standards and related hotel and brand policies and procedures. Performs any other duties/responsibilities assigned by the management.

Daily Work Procedures:

•         Reports 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled time of briefing/debriefing/meetings.

•         Is well groomed at all times of the day.

•         Collects and signs-in/out for keys and mobile.

•         Reads, signs and updates the log book.

•         Prints room status report with guest name and remarks to ascertain the priority of cleaning guest rooms.

•         Collects function prospectus or any other related information to ascertain priority of cleaning of public areas plants.

•         Conducts briefing in the absence of the Housekeeping Executive

•         Assigns and communicates areas and duties to team members assigned in their areas.

•         Facilitates gardening and flower room activities.

•         Inspects all guest rooms with plants, flower and foliage daily

•         Obtains the function prospectus for food and beverage functions 24 hours in advance.

•         Ensures communication of requirement of all other departments to concerned areas.

•         Ensures that all areas are set up at-least an hour before the function.

•         Ensure manpower is available and areas are quickly set when necessary.


Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
(Primary skills /knowledge & related requisites)
• Has an ability and inclination to align with the vision and culture of the organization.
• Displays commitment and zeal towards the organization in words and action.
• Has an ability to lead, inspire and develop self and colleagues.
• Is innovative, technologically sound, intuitive and empathetic towards both guests and employees.
It is not the intention of this Job description to limit the scope or responsibilities of the above-mentioned, but to highlight the most important aspects of your position. It is essential that all associates are committed to their jobs and the success of the enterprise, and maintain a willingness to accept total flexibility of jobs and duties throughout the hotel.

Department: Housekeeping
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Dwarka
Salery: INR 20,000 - 25,000