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Director of Spa

Expiration Date: November 11, 2021

Job Category

Spa Director

Company Name

W Dallas - Victory Hotel and Residences

Company Type

Affiliate / Resource Partner


2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, Texas 75219 United States

Contact Name

Niky Patel


Company Description

W hotels is part of Marriott International, world’s largest hospitality company, offering the most powerful portfolio in the industry, with 30 brands and 7,000+ properties across 131 countries and territories. W was born from the mix of eclectic cultures and vibrant energy of New York City. Today, W takes that 24/7 vigour worldwide, bringing the best of music, fashion, design and fuel to stunning destinations around the globe. An iconic lifestyle brand that boldly colors outside the lines of luxury. Explore W Hotels

Job Description

Responsible for managing and supervising all areas of the spa, including its programs, services, hours of operation, facilities and staff. Coordinates the delivery of spa services, including salon, skin care, fitness and wellness, massage, program coordinating, reservations, reception desk and locker room areas. As a department head, directs and works with the management team and hourly employees to successfully execute all spa operations. Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance of the department. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Managing Spa Operations and Budgets • Selects vendors for spa retail operations and managing contract agreements. • Oversees retail product research, product selection and purchasing, product display. • Manages supply inventories and purchasing control, including uniforms. • Monitors the spa's actual and projected sales to ensure revenue goals are met or exceeded. • Maintains cleanliness of spa and related areas and equipment. Managing Spa Sales and Marketing Strategy • Creates and coordinates special services for groups including group gifting programs, group amenities, group turndown gifts, letters and invitations, creating special spa services for specific groups and spa contract addendum negotiation. • Develops and Manages spa promotions including gifting programs, gift with purchase, co-op marketing efforts and holiday events. • Ensures spa services are included in all property-related marketing and advertising. • Identifies and recommending new products and product enhancements to remain competitive in the market. Managing Spa Revenue Management Strategy • Monitors and Manages the payroll function. • Manages areas of operation to budget by reviewing operating statements, budget worksheets and payroll progress reports. • Manages Spa controllable expenses such guest amenities, linen expense, professional salon products, plants, decorations and paper supplies to achieve or exceed budgeted goals. Ensuring and Delivering Exceptional Customer Service • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifying excellent customer service, and creating a positive atmosphere for guest relations. • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service. • Strives to improve service performance. Conducting Human Resources Activities • Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement. • Reviews findings with employees to develop appropriate corrective action, sharing plans with property leadership and ensuring corrective action is taken to continuously improve results. • Interviews and hires management and hourly employees with the appropriate skills to meet the business needs of the operation. • Develops, implements and maintains a Spa orientation program for employees to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job. • Administers the performance appraisal process for direct report managers. • Develops business goals and creates appropriate development plans. • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensuring employees do the same within the team. • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an “open door” policy and reviewing employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns. • Ensures that regular on-going communication is happening in all areas of responsibility to create awareness of business objectives and communicates expectations, recognizing performance, and producing desired business results. • Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the spa, guest services, front desk, sales and marketing, or related professional area. OR • 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the spa, guest services, front desk, sales and marketing, or related professional area. MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES Leadership • Adaptability – Develops strategies and identifies resources to implement and manage change; models flexibility in adjusting priorities; and communicates the need for change in a positive way that encourages commitment. • Communication - Actively listens and uses appropriate communication styles to deliver complex information in a clear concise way and influences others to accept a point of view, gain consensus, or take action. • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Models and sets expectations for solving complex problems, collecting and comparing information to evaluate alternatives, considering their potential impact before making decisions, involving others to gain agreement and support, and guiding others to implement solutions. • Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values. Managing Execution • Building and Contributing to Teams - Leads and participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members. • Driving for Results - Focuses and guides others in accomplishing work objectives. • Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements self and/or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed. Building Relationships • Coworker Relationships - Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. • Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards. • Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential. Generating Talent and Organizational Capability • Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of organizational units, jobs, and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit. • Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives. Learning and Applying Professional Expertise • Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others. • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information (e.g., data related to employee engagement, guest satisfaction, and property financial performance) to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges. • Technical Acumen - Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges. o Spa Service - Knowledge of salon and spa products and services (including hair, makeup, nail, massage, skincare, and body treatments). o Spa/Salon Services and Equipment - Knowledge of the use and maintenance of tools and procedures for skincare, hair care, manicure and pedicure, massage, and disinfection. o Sales Orientation - Make pricing and selling decisions that maximize spa facility profit through the best combination of treatments, price and occupancy. Knowledge of sales techniques, such as up-selling, suggestive selling and product knowledge. This includes the ability and willingness to recognize and identify sales opportunities, demonstrate the benefits and features. • Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities. o Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.). o Mathematical Reasoning - Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues. o Oral Comprehension - Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. o Reading Comprehension - Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. o Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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A Spa Journey That Could
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